Orange Youth Orchestra presents our 2016 Concerto Concert on Saturday 12th November at 3:30pm. A concerto is the opportunity for a solo instrumentalist to shine in front of an orchestra.
Each year young musicians audition for a chance to be a soloist at our annual Concerto Concert. This year’s winners are Molly Straney, Sophie McKay and Rebekah Rae. These students and the Orange Youth Orchestra prepare all year for this concert, it a pinnacle of their work.
The Orange Youth Orchestra is conducted by Prem Love and will feature Molly Straney with a Violin Concerto in C Major by Kabalevsky, Sophie McKay and Rebekah Rae with Concert Piece No. 1 for clarinet duo by Mendelssohn.
The Concerto Concert competition winners have had a very busy year. Molly Straney has recently completed her HSC and is completing her Duke of Edinburgh Award. She completed her Certificate of Performance in violin with the Australian Music Examination Board in 2015. Molly has been a student of the Orange Regional Conservatorium from a young age and is under the tutelage of Alina Zborowski. Rebekah Rae is in year 11 and beginning her HSC prep already. Sophie McKay has completed her HSC this year. Sophie is a 6th Grade clarinettist and is under the tutelage of renowned woodwind tutor, Laith Ismail.
A concert that will really surprise and delight audiences. Relax with the ORC this Saturday 12th November 3:30pm. Free entry.
Photo: Sophie McKay as part of the 2015 Concerto Concert Orange Youth Orchestra.
We are well into the second semester of 2016 and from here we are busy at the ORC providing tuition more events and preparing for 2017!
If you are a performer and are wishing to perform at the ORC for 2017 then now is the time to submit your proposals.
Have a look at the 2016 Program to see what performers and visiting artists we have previously featured in our 2016 Program.
Welcome back to another exciting term at the ORC.
This term we will see many of our students complete their AMEB exams, perform in the 2016 City of Orange Eisteddfod and complete HSC Music exams. It is a very busy term for the students.
However, we do have some exciting concerts on the horizon and masterclass opportunities. Arcadia Quintet will be performing for us on Friday, 5th August. This wind Quintet will be offering a lovely wind chamber music concert. The Arcadia Quintet will also be offering a masterclass on Saturday, 6th August. For tickets and registration please give the ORC Admin a call on 6361 7974. On Saturday 10th Septembert, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will also be joining us at the ORC for a day workshop followed by a concert in the late afternoon which is a great opportunity of any choristers and vocal student to get involved in. We will also have Pastance offering a free workshop and concert for the Orange community. Pastance is a celtic music group brought to the ORC in association with Musica Viva Australia. This event will be held on Saturday 17th September. This weekend will be packed as there will also be a special concert with two ORC ensembles the Come Together Choir and Encore – Adult Orchestra.
The ORC Music Scholarship applications will be open from Monday 12th September. All applications must be received by the ORC Admin by 5pm Friday 14th October.