What beckons in 2014?

Hello everybody and welcome (belatedly) to 2014.

The orchestra is getting into gear for another fantastic year. Our first semester concert will be conducted by David Burchell, who last worked with the orchestra in 2011. David, who is also the musical director of City Choir Dunedin, has planned a dream-themed programme for our first semester, with music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sleeping Beauty making up part of the orchestra’s new repertoire.

Max Wilkinson, trombone and 2013 Young Musicians Award recipient, will be the featured soloist. Max’s chosen piece will be announced soon, so watch this space.

Later in the year, Peter Adams will return to the DYO podium. Peter is one of Dunedin’s best-known conductors and the orchestra always relishes working under his baton. Peter’s concert will include a solo performance by Natasha Kumar, clarinet, and the world premiere of the most recent Audrey Reid Composition prize-winning piece (to be announced in May).

However, before we can get to the concerts we have to audition for an orchestra! There are still some gaps to be filled, so if you’re interested in joining DYO this year please check out our auditions page and fill in our online registration form. If you’ve got any questions, send an email to our auditions convener. We look forward to hearing from you!

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