Join the AYO Young Symphonists for a vibrant program of orchestral music under the baton of Simon Hewett.

The orchestra will be made up of 60 musicians between the ages of 13 and 18, who play with musical sensitivity beyond their years. The program will open with Queensland-based composer Sam Dickenson’s Across the Years, followed by Britten’s beloved Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. This work uses a sweeping theme by Purcell to showcase the different corners of the orchestra, giving every instrument a chance to shine.

The concert will culminate with Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2. Rachmaninov’s ability to craft beautiful, heart-wrenching melodies is on full display in this symphony. The work unfolds over the course of an hour with cascading waves of rich orchestral colour.

AYO Young Symphonists is many musicians’ first step onto the AYO pathway. The intensive week-long program provides musicians with the opportunity to ignite their musical imagination and perform exhilarating works for a live audience.

Simon Hewett, Musical Director

Sam DICKENSON Across the Years
BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Event and Ticket Details

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Tickets for this concert are free, however bookings will incur an $2 transaction fee.


Event Notes

To allow everyone access to the concert, please only reserve the number of tickets you require when making your booking.

On sale 10am Thursday 10 August.


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