It’s not long now until the final Dunedin Youth Orchestra concert for the year. Please join us in Knox Church on Thursday 26 September at 7:30pm for Musical Portraits.
This concert will be conducted by Anthony Ritchie, who is associate professor of music at the University of Otago. Anthony has been one of the DYO’s preferred conductors for many years and we are pleased to have him back on the podium for the first time since 2011. Anthony is also a well-known composer and will be traveling to Japan with the Southern Sinfonia in October as they play one of his latest compositions in the Asia something something.
We are fortunate to be able to show off two of Dunedin’s rising talents at this concert as well. Maple Goh, who was appointed DYO concertmaster for 2013, will be performing a Beethoven Romance accompanied by the orchestra. Maple was one of two Dunedin Youth Orchestra Young Musicians Award recipients in September 2012.
Our other soloist is Modi Deng, who will perform Bach’s Concerto in D Minor on harpsichord. Modi is a well-known in Dunedin pianist.
In addition to these fantastic works to be performed by fantastic soloists, we will also be playing new compositions by Robbie Ellis (University of Otago Mozart Fellow 2012) and Bene Stewart (Audrey Reid Composition Prize winner 2013). Bene’s piece What If? will be premiered at this concert, and the orchestra has found it a fun–but challenging–number to rehearse.
The other works to be performed include Grieg’s Norwegian Dances and Britten’s Soiree Musicales. In this concert, we will also announce the two winners of the Young Musicians Awards for 2013. These awards are supported this year by Long Beach Consulting, Allied Concrete, and Naylor Love Construction. We are also grateful for the support of the Otago Community Trust and Southern Victorian Charitable Trust.
Entry is by cash door sale only; $15 adults / $10 students and seniors / $5 high school students / children free.
We look forward to seeing you and are grateful for your continued support. (Click the jump to see our fantastic poster for this concert.)