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Auckland Youth Orchestra #Firebird

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When:

  • Sun 21 May ’17, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Where:

Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, Auckland CBD Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Website:

Official Website

Related Artists:

Auckland Youth Orchestra

Repertoire:
Auckland Youth Orchestra
- Tchaikovsky - Romeo & Juliet Overture
- Ritchie - Cartoon: Fantasy for Oboe & Orchestra
- Stravinsky - Firebird Suite
- Conductor - Antun Poljanich
- Soloist - Noah Rudd

Hear the symphony orchestra at its most colourful in Tchaikovsky’s beautiful “Romeo & Juliet Overture”, the New Zealand premiere of Anthony Ritchie’s “Cartoon: Fantasy for Oboe & Orchestra” performed by Noah Rudd, the 2017 AYO Concerto Competiton Winner, and as the programme name suggests – Stravinsky’s breathtaking “Firebird Suite”.

The Auckland Youth Orchestra is the premier regional youth orchestra in New Zealand. Our vision is to inspire young people to excellence through their love of musical performance and to provide them with a wide range of cultural experiences, thus shaping our leaders of tomorrow. Auckland Youth Orchestra draws its members from throughout the wider Auckland region, the majority of which are University or high school students.

Many past members of the orchestra have gone on to become professional musicians. Over the orchestra’s 69-year history, more than 2,600 young adults from diverse cultural and social backgrounds have passed through its ranks, having received expert training in orchestral playing.

Antun Poljanich - Auckland Youth Orchestra Music Director.
Antun has been the Music Director of Auckland Youth Orchestra since 1998 and the ensemble has seen great success in New Zealand and beyond. Also Head of the Music Faculty at St. Peter’s College in Newmarket, Auckland, Antun was awarded the St. Peter’s College Scholarship for his contribution to musical education in New Zealand.

Noah Rudd - Oboe soloist.
Noah began his journey on the oboe with Alison Jepson at the age of 9. He is now in his second year of a Bachelor of Music at the University of Auckland, studying with Martin Lee after a year with Robert Orr in which he was awarded the George Hopkins Prize for the most outstanding woodwind student of the year.

Last year, Noah was also awarded an APO Orchestral Internship, where he was mentored by principal oboist Bede Hanley, and played in the Myths and Legends concert with the orchestra earlier this year. Noah has been a member of the Auckland Youth Orchestra since 2014. In his first year in the AYO, Noah was the recipient of the Howard Wyatt Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Musical Performance - a scholarship generously presented by the Lodge of the Liberal Arts No. 500.

For more information, interview requests or photos please contact - manager@ayo.org.nz.

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