If you consider yourself a connoisseur for the finer things in life, then you’ve most likely enjoyed a night at the symphony, basking in the audible masterpieces from an era long before ours.
And although classical music may be considered ‘uncool’ to some in this day and age, there’s just no denying that Shostakovich produced some absolute bops.
And that’s where the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) come in to play to revive and carry on the legacy of classical visionaries with their vivacious energy and incredible skill in a must-see performance at Perth Concert Hall on Friday 14 April.
The upcoming AYO performance will be the ensemble’s first in our neck of the woods for a whopping 12 years, as they celebrate 75 years of the AYO organisation in 2023.
The night is set to transport all that bear witness to the times of Mahler and Shostakovich with their awe-inspiring musical flare and sophistication beyond their years, under the baton of conductor Eivind Aadland.
And although the talented musicians rage from just a wee 12 to 25 years of age, the AYO family have undergone rigorous audition processes to bring you sounds that exude heart-wrenching beauty and a journey of triumph and despair.
Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Youth Orchestra, Kimbali Harding says, “The musicians of the AYO bring an artistry to their performance that needs to be experienced to be believed. We are delighted to be bringing the orchestra to Perth after a long hiatus!”
This once-a-decade concert is bound to be a top-notch opportunity for music lovers to experience the next generation of classical musicians. The Australian Youth Orchestra will perform at the Perth Concert Hall on Friday 14 April at 7.30pm. Tickets are essential and missing out is not recommended.