Having last toured New Zealand in 2003, the BlueScope Youth Orchestra are pleased to be returning for a series of concerts in April.
Performing their Tour Program – ‘Through The Ages’ – audiences will hear a beautiful rendition of Sibelius Andante Festivo, before enjoying a range of lively pieces including Vanhal’s energetic and inspiring Symphony in D Minor, Vivaldi’s famous Winter from The Four Seasons, as well as five dance pieces spanning the centuries.
These include Khachaturian’s Waltz from Masquerade, Begovic’s Underground Tango, Dvorak’s Czech Polka, Australian composer Ross Edwards Ecstatic Dances for two flutes and Kurt Weill’s Youkali from The Threepenny Opera.
Violin soloists performing Vivaldi’s Winter will alternate between Cameron Carter, WollCon’s 2022 Concerto Competition winner, and Hana Lee, a former WollCon Concerto Competition winner (both pictured below).
CONCERT SCHEDULE & DETAILS
12th April – 12pm FREE Lunchtime Concert at Larnach Castle.
13th April – 2:30pm at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Geraldine, South Canterbury. ENTRY – Gold Coin Donation.
14th April – 1pm at Christchurch Transitional Cathedral, the newest Cathedral in NZ (since the devastating earthquakes), and the only Cathedral in the world made substantially of cardboard. Address: 234 Hereford St. ENTRY – Gold Coin donation.
16th April – 2pm The Gaiety Hall, 104 Rue Jolie, Akaroa.
All Tickets $10 at the door – Children Under 5 yrs FREE.
The BSYO is WollCon’s premier senior orchestra, with 30 members aged between 14-21yrs, managed by Tanya Phillips and conducted by Nigel Edwards, both of whom are long-time staff members at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music.