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....

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...

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,...

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...