Adelaide Youth Orchestras In Concert

12 young composers will have their Fanfare and To Country compositions premiered in concert on Saturday 24 September at 2pm. Meet the composers here. The concert will be conducted by Luke Dollman at Elder Hall. You can join us in the audience, book your tickets online.

Australian Youth Orchestra Recording Session

Thaddeus Huang will conduct the AYO this Saturday 10 September at Trackdown Studios. Thaddeus is a recent assistant conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and West Australian Symphony Orchestra. He will join us to record new fanfares by Joonwoo Kim (Age 17, WA), Jake Cheong (Age 21, NSW), Owen Bloomfield (Age 20, NSW), Benjamin Raymond (Age 18, Tas), Olivia Bryant (Age 18, NSW), Timothy Jayatilaka (Age 19, NSW), Natalie Wihandono (Age 21, NSW) and Taylee Jurekie-Rofe (Age 15, Qld) plus new commissions by Lyle Chan and Jessica Wells for To Country.

Queensland Youth Orchestras In Concert

Queensland Youth Orchestras concert held last month with QYO 2 and QYO 3 at The Old Museum was presented online and to a supportive full house audience. BIG thank you to the QYO’s team and conductors David Deacon and Paul Dean. If you missed the concert you can watch online now.

Jonathan Platz (Age 15, Atherton Qld) says, “Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this year’s To Country program. The opportunity to work with professional musicians, conductor David Deacon and the Queensland Youth Orchestra was truly amazing. The entire process of first creating the score to finally hearing the piece performed live was an extremely rewarding one and I now walk away having added more tools to my composer’s toolbox.”

Fanfares in the Foyers

Have you checked out the broadcast schedule for the Fanfares this year? This week we kick off at Queensland Performing Arts Centre with Annika Ganesh’s (Age 12, SA) fanfare ‘Unum’. You can hear Annika’s composition in the QPAC foyers, 7.30pm, Saturday 10 September as part of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Maestro 8 – Piano Power concert. Check out the events page for all venue broadcast dates here.

Natalie Wihandoo at the Australian Theatre for Young People

Natalie recently attended the first ATYP rehearsal with her mentor Chrysoulla Markoulli. She says, “It is an absolute honour to have been chosen to create the sound design for The Shack! This project is my first experience managing sound design for a theatre production so I was quite nervous before the first session with ATYP, but everyone there was super welcoming. I’m really excited about this project and I can’t wait to collaborate with such a talented team!”