Adelaide Youth Orchestras' Annual Youth Revolution Gala Concert Set for 9/1
Make this Father's Day a family affair by taking your loved ones to an orchestral extravaganza that can be enjoyed by music lovers of all ages - The Adelaide Youth Orchestras' (AdYO) annual Youth Revolution Gala Concert at the Adelaide Town Hall on Sunday September 1, 2013.
A near sell-out event for the past two years running, this year's Gala promises to be equally popular with a special appearance by internationally acclaimed soloist and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Natsuko Yoshimoto, the world premiere of a new work by an Elder Conservatorium of Music composition student and the inclusion of the Adelaide Youth Wind Orchestra (AdYWO) in the program for the very first time. AdYWO officially joined AdYOs line-up of youth orchestras this year after being trialled in 2012. The 30-piece orchestra of high school and tertiary-aged woodwind, brass and percussion students - is Adelaide's first full-time youth wind orchestra and will open this year's Gala Concert program.
Headlining the program will be the 80-piece Adelaide Youth Orchestra - AdYOs senior ensemble comprising SA's most talented young musicians aged 12-24. This year they'll be joined on stage by violinist Natsuko Yoshimoto who'll perform Bruch's dramaticScottish Fantasy with the orchestra.
"Having Natsuko at the Gala is a bonus not only for the audience, but for the young players in the Adelaide Youth Orchestra," says Associate Professor Keith Crellin OAM, AdYO's Artistic Director. "We all look forward to being swept away by her performance."
The Gala will also include dynamic performances by the Adelaide Youth Sinfonia (AdSI), a 60-piece ensemble of high school-aged musicians, and the 60-piece Adelaide Youth Strings - AdYOs leading primary school-aged string orchestra. As part of its repertoire, AdSI will premiere a new work by Dylan Crismani - a composition student from the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Dylan's composition, Charleston for Orchestra, was created through the Adelaide Youth Sinfonia's Young Composers Residency program. Introduced for the first time this year, the program paves the way for two composition students from Elder Conservatorium to observe AdSI, write a short work, have it workshopped and then premiered by AdSI.