Auditions for 2018 have been completed but click here if you would like make a late application.
We are always pleased to hear from talented young musicians who are keen to develop orchestral playing skills.
The orchestra caters for young people in the 16-26 age range, although exceptions will be made in certain circumstances.
A typical year runs from late January to mid-October. Three concert programmes are usually performed in Auckland each year and each of these programmes is also presented to regional and provincial centres on a weekend tour. Special Note - AYO has accepted an invitation from the Young Euro Classic Festival organisers to return to Europe in August 2018. Several concerts are scheduled, the highlight being a performance in Berlin's famous Konzerthaus.
AYO has a piccolo, a cor anglais and A clarinets available for wind players as required.
Commitment to AYO involves:
- being well prepared with your part before rehearsals
- rehearsals on Wednesday evening and occasional weekend workshops
- availability for three weekend tours
- paying an annual Players' Subscription of $150, plus contribution to costs of the 3 weekend tours (approx $35/tour + food)