Chairman’s Newsletter – February 2017

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the upcoming concerts being presented by AYO. The Programme, conducted by Antun Poljanich:     Handel:  Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 10 Aria      As when the dove from Acis and Galatea Aria      Lascia chi’o pianga from Rinaldo Aria      Tornami a vagheggiar  from Alcina Duet     Happy…

Chairman’s Newsletter – September 2016

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the upcoming concerts being presented by AYO. The Programme:      RAVEL  Bolero                                                                             CHEN Yi  The Golden Flute                                                      TCHAIKOVSKY  Music from ‘The Nutcracker’      Conductor       Antun Poljanich      Soloist            Eva Ding, Flute…

Chairman’s Newsletter – June 2016

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the upcoming free concerts being presented by AYO. The Programme:       PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé                                                          IBERT Concertino da Camera for Alto Saxophone              MUSSORGSKY / RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition                                                                                                                 CONDUCTOR       Antun Poljanich SOLOIST         …

Review of Whangarei Concert, 2 April 2016 – Northern Advocate

Review: ‘Awesome’ orchestra deserved of donation By Paul Serotsky 4:00 PM Tuesday Apr 5, 2016 Kenny Keppel (clarinet). Review: Auckland Youth Orchestra, Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Whangarei – April 2. There’s nothing new about Auckland Youth Orchestra’s free concert/voluntary donations scheme.  A few years ago, sponsorship enabled them to introduce it at their Auckland concerts. Encouraged…

Chairman’s Newsletter – March 2016

We invite you and your friends to join us at the forthcoming free concerts. Looking back to October 2015 Concert… The final concert of the 2015 season came to an end with a magnificent performance of Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Symphony, a performance which Franco Viganoni, our recording engineer, thought was one of the best he had heard…

Chairman’s Newsletter – September 2015

Looking back to our May Concert…The day of our last concert was cold, wet, and blustery.  I set off for the dress rehearsal feeling quite despondent, thinking:  who will want to come out in weather like this to go to a concert? It is not as if anybody has actually had to buy tickets, therefore…

Chairman’s Newsletter – April 2015

How do we design our programme content? Occasionally people ask me how we go about choosing programmes for the AYO. We have an Artistic Planning Committee made up of Antun Poljanich-Music Director, Cameron Stuart-Orchestra Manager, Anne Draffin-Artistic Facilitator, and myself as Chairman. We try to build a programme around a theme, or a major work…