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AYO National Music Camp 2018 - Concert Series! | Elder Hall | Saturday, 13. January 2018

70 years ago, the first AYO National Music Camp was held at Point Lonsdale in Victoria. Since then, our organisation has embarked upon an exciting musical journey, enriching the lives of many young Australians along the way.

From Brahms and Beethoven, to Dukas and Debussy, the country’s most vibrant and talented young musicians will perform a range of orchestral masterpieces under the expert guidance of conductors Moritz Gnann and Christopher Seaman, in a series of free public concerts from 13–20 January at Elder Hall.

Known for being ‘masterly and entirely compelling’ (Courier Mail) Australian harpist Marshall McGuire will perform Debussy’s revolutionary Danse sacrée et profane, a piece full of exotic passages and rich effects designed specifically for the chromatic harp. Led by violinist Sophie Rowell, this will be an excellent opportunity to see a rare gem in action.

Also performing alongside the country’s best young musicians will be clarinettist Ashley William Smith. Commonly referred to as ‘The Singing Clarinettist’, Ashley will display his prowess for contemporary music in Lachlan Skipworth’s award-winning Clarinet Concerto.


Saturday 13 January 2018
Orchestral Concerts 1 & 2
4pm & 7.30pm

Thursday 18 January 2018
Advanced Chamber Music | 8pm

Friday 19 January 2018
Composition Concert | 5.30pm
Brass & Percussion Concert | 8pm

Saturday 20 January 2018
Orchestral Concerts 3 & 4
4pm & 7.30pm