Frankston Arts Centre is thrilled to host the Australian Youth Orchestra on Saturday, 19 April as part of the Young Symphonists program touring throughout Australia this month.
A total of 63 young talented musicians accompanied by instruments ranging from double basses and bassoons to violas and flutes will perform a range of musical interpretation and technical skills which promises to be a highly energised concert.
Acclaimed double bassist Max McBride will lead the musicians as they discover ensemble playing through intensive workshops. Mr McBride has worked with many of Australia’s best known orchestras and has held the positions of Co-Principal Double Bass with the Sydney Symphony and Principal Double Bass with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
The AYO is one of the world’s leading orchestral training organisations with the AYO Young Symphonists program moulding our elite young musicians into professional orchestral players. For a young musician it is a vital first step into the world of orchestral music and offers an insight into the real workings of a symphony orchestra.
“The AYO Young Symphonists program is fundamental to the development of our young musicians. It offers them the rare opportunity to work with outstanding mentors and experience the joys of orchestral music and hopefully encourage them to pursue their talent,” said CEO, Colin Cornish.
Frankston Arts Centre
Cnr Young & Davey Street
Saturday, 19 April 2014
DUKAS La Péri: Fanfare
GLAZUNOV The Seasons: Autumn op. 67B
DEBUSSY Nocturnes: Nuages & Fêtes
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 2 in G Major A London Symphony
Max McBride Music Director
To book tickets:
03 9784 1060 or www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats_On Buy_Tickets
For a great night’s entertainment for all the family, come along and support The AYO Young Symphonists Program where you’ll experience a rare opportunity to engage with amazing musicians.
Compiled by Debra Mar
Image: Liam Oborne, AYO Young Symphonists 2014 Concert Master
Photography: Peter Hislop