Review of Whangarei Concert, 22 June 2019 – Seen & Heard International

Seen and Heard International SINCE 1999 A LIVE REVIEW SITE FOR OPERA, BALLET, CONCERTS, BROADCASTS AND THEATRE Auckland Youth Orchestra’s Exceptional Prokofiev Seventh 01/07/2019 New Zealand Richard Strauss, Jules Mouquet, Prokofiev: Henry Close (horn), Jacob Webster (flute), Auckland Youth Orchestra / Antun Poljanich (conductor). The Old Library, Whangarei, New Zealand, 22.6.2019. (PSe) R. Strauss – Horn Concerto...

AYO Announces 2019 Composition Competition

We are looking for young composers to write a 7-minute orchestral work or concertino for AYO’s concert series in September 2019.  This competition aims to provide an opportunity for young composers’ work to be heard and for the members of the orchestra to play new music. Applicants must be: • under 25 years old...

Interview – RNZ Concert, Upbeat – 17 October 2018

The transformative experience of being a young touring musician From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 17 October 2018 Listen duration22′ :55″ A group of young musicians from Auckland have discovered what it’s like to be on the road, and they are the better for it. The Auckland Youth Orchestra has just returned from a European tour taking in numerous...

Chairman’s Newsletter – August 2018

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the upcoming concerts being presented by AYO   Sat.     8 Sep   7.30pm   Papakura – Hawkins Theatre Sun.   9 Sep   2.30pm   AUCKLAND TOWN HALL Cowdell     Persephone Haydn       Trumpet Concerto in E flat (Soloist: Jake Krishnamurti) Copland    Appalachian Spring Sibelius     Finlandia  ...

Chairman’s Newsletter – April 2018

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the upcoming concerts being presented by AYO.   Looking back to the last concert…  Listening to a complex musical composition such as a symphony or concerto for th e first time is like embarking on a journey into unknown territory. There will be constant surprises...

Chairman’s Newsletter – February 2018

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the upcoming concerts being presented by AYO. The Programme GREIG                      Peer Gynt Suite No.1 NIELSEN                  Flute Concerto SCHUBERT             Symphony No.8 (Unfinished) Soloist             Anna Cooper Conductor       Antun Poljanich Howick      All Saints Church              Saturday  3 March, 7.30pm (Donation) Manukau   Vodafone Events Centre   Sunday   ...

Chairman’s Newsletter – September 2017

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the upcoming concerts being presented by AYO. The Programme BEETHOVEN      Egmont Overture JOHN WELLS    Organ Concerto No. 2 (premiere) BERLIOZ            Symphonie Fantastique Soloist – Rebecca Lee Conductor – Antun Poljanich Kerikeri       Turner Centre           ...

Tribute to Robert Issell…

Robert Issell (1938-2017) achieved great heights in the international orchestral world.  Not only was he the Concertmaster of the Symphonia of Auckland (a forerunner of the current APO) in the 70s, but he was also a permanent 1st violinist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London for many years – a position eagerly sought...

Chairman’s Newsletter – April 2017

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the upcoming concerts being presented by AYO. The Programme: TCHAIKOVSKY  Romeo & Juliet Overture ANTHONY RITCHIE   Cartoon: Fantasy for Oboe & Orchestra STRAVINSKY  Firebird Suite Soloist – Noah Rudd Conductor – Antun Poljanich Whitianga Town Hall – Sat. 6 May, 7pm   (Tickets $5-$20) Thames St George’s Church – Sun. 7 May, 3pm (Tickets at...

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    ...

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,...

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       ...