QYO Masterpiece 2 - Romantic Impressions
- Date: Saturday, 28 May 2011, 7.00pm
- Venue: QPAC Concert Hall — Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey St and Melbourne St, Southbank, QLD
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online
Passion and Romance infuse the music of 'Romantic Impressions', commencing with a new fanfare by the young Australian composer Joseph Twist.
Kristian Winther is one of Australia's emerging violin stars and he has already performed as a soloist with the Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. In 2000, Kristian won the National Youth Concerto Competition and for his first Brisbane concerto performance since then, Kristian performs Brahms' Violin Concerto, one of the greatest creations from the Romantic period.
In his Images from Ibéria, Debussy paints a musical picture of Spain in three sections: Par les rues et par les chemins (In the streets and by-ways), Les Parfums de la nuit (The fragrance of the night) and Le matin d'un jour de fête (The morning of the festival day).
The Spanish composer Manuel De Falla praised the authenticity of this music, saying it evoked, "the intoxicating spell of Andalusian nights." Ravel's ballet music for Daphnis and Chloe is regarded by many as his greatest orchestral score. The second suite encompasses the final scene of this ancient love story with the famous Lever du jour (Sunrise), an expressive Pantomime and it ends with the brilliant Danse Generale.
Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO) is the State's major orchestral training and performance organisation for young musicians aged 9 to 23. Since its formation by John Curro AM MBE in 1966, QYO has provided orchestral experiences for over 6,000 young musicians. There are currently 500 musicians in eight ensembles based at the Old Museum Building: three symphony orchestras, two wind orchestras, a junior string ensemble, a chamber orchestra and a big band. QYO ensembles give around 70 concerts each year with approximately 30% of these in regional centres. Concerts are attended by approximately 15,000 people annually. The 100-member Queensland Youth Symphony conducted by John Curro AM MBE is QYO's leading orchestra and has a reputation as one of the world's finest youth orchestras.
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|Pop culture parody : full orchestra : youth orchestra (2011) by Joseph Twist — World premiere|
— performed by Queensland Youth Symphony and John Curro
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