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CYO50: 2017 Celebrating 50 Years

2017 Llewellyn Hall 50th Anniversary Series

The Canberra Youth Orchestra celebrate 50 years with an incredible program in 2017!

The Canberra Youth Orchestra celebrate 50 years with an incredible program in 2017!

2017: 50 years of Canberra Youth Orchestra…

In 2017 the Canberra Youth Orchestra present CYO50, their Llewellyn Hall concert series celebrating 50 years of the Canberra Youth Orchestra, and featuring multiple-ARIA-award-winning vocal ensemble The Idea Of North, inimitable jazz icon James Morrison AM, extraordinary percussionist Claire Edwardes and impeccable Gabi Sultana.

Matched with pieces including Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan”, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Stravinsky’s suite from Firebird and Gershwin’s An American in Paris, you won’t want to miss this exuberant year of concerts by the Canberra Youth Orchestra!

Tickets to CYO50 by Canberra Youth Orchestra:

To purchase a 4-concert subscription pack please click through to Ticketek.

Subscription ticket prices (for all four 2017 concerts):
Adult
: $80 (normally $25 per concert to purchase separately) + booking fee
Concession: $50 (normally $15 per concert) + booking fee
Family: $160 (normally $65 per concert; 2 adults & 2 children, or 1 adult & 3 children) + booking fee
Music For Canberra members: $50 (normally $10 + $7.60 booking fee, per concert) + booking fee

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Canberra Youth Orchestra's CYO50 2017 Program:

CYO50: The Idea of North
Saturday 8 April 2017

Celebrate the Canberra Youth Orchestra’s 50th year with multiple-ARIA-award-winning vocal ensemble The Idea Of North. Widely acclaimed as Australia’s top a cappella group and founded in Canberra in 1993, The Idea of North will join with the Canberra Youth Orchestra in a sensational evening of jazz and theatre favourites including It Don’t Mean a Thing, Send in the Clowns and Masquenada in arrangements by The Idea of North and CYO Conductor Leonard Weiss. Matched with Leonard Bernstein’s lively Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, his Overture to Candide and selections from iconic film soundtracks, you won’t want to miss this exuberant beginning to the Canberra Youth Orchestra’s 2017 series!

CYO50: Claire Edwardes (Percussion) and Gabi Sultana (Piano)
Saturday 24 June 2017

Claire Edwardes is internationally renowned as a percussionist and Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring. She is Australia’s leading percussion concerto soloist and a three-time recipient of the APRA Art Music Award for Excellence by an Individual.

Gabi Sultana, who hails from the island of Malta, is an internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician. Gabi has performed extensively in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan, and has been described as “a demon of energy; yet one of impeccable articulation”.

CYO will also present Mahler’s colossal Symphony No. 1 “Titan” marking 100 years since its composition. Acclaimed as of the highlights of orchestral repertoire, and undoubtedly one of the most striking symphonies of the past century, the full power of CYO will be shown in this brilliant work.

CYO50: Concerto Competition Winner
Saturday 26 August 2017

Celebrate the Canberra Youth Orchestra’s 50th year as they perform music by some of the most notable composers from the past century.

Opening with Shostakovich’s action-packed Festive Overture, the Canberra youth Orchestra will present a dynamic program including Hindemith’s dramatic Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber and culminating in Stravinsky’s exquisite Suite from Firebird, one of the most engaging pieces for orchestra and audiences alike.

Also enjoy a lively concerto featuring the winner of the 2017 Concerto Competition, sure to be one of Australia’s top young performers.

CYO50: James Morrison AM
Saturday 11 November 2017

Celebrate the Canberra Youth Orchestra’s 50th year with inimitable jazz icon James Morrison AM. One of Australia’s leading performers, James’s ARIA-award-winning performance career regularly takes him overseas to perform in major concert venues throughout Europe and America, including at the Hollywood Bowl and the Royal albert Hall – not to mention in all of Australia’s foremost venues.

Combined with the Canberra Youth Orchestra performing Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Copland’s Appalachian Spring, you will delight in some of the most popular melodies from the 20th Century. You won’t want to miss this ebullient conclusion to the Canberra Youth Orchestra’s 2017 subscription series!


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