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 and impeccable pianist 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):
: $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: Gabi Sultana (Piano)
Saturday 24 June 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Claire Edwardes is regrettably unable to perform as scheduled at this Canberra Youth Orchestra concert.

For this second concert of the series, internationally acclaimed pianist, Gabi Sultana will instead be joining the Orchestra in performing the Australian premiere of Philip Glass’ Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, a contemporary piece that perfectly captures Glass’ iconic minimalist style.

Featuring a mesmerising second movement, akin to Glass’ finest film scores, the Concerto culminates in a lively finale with darting rhythmic variations and exuberant ingenuity. The Tirol Concerto provides the perfect landscape for pianist Gabi Sultana to paint her love of contemporary repertoire. Gabi, who hails from the island of Malta, is an internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician. A festival favourite at the 2015 Canberra International Music Festival, she has performed extensively in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan.

CYO will also present Mahler’s colossal Symphony No. 1, Titan, marking 100 years since its composition. Acclaimed as one 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!