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Melbourne Youth Orchestra: New Worlds


Melbourne Youth Orchestra: New Worlds

  • Date: Sunday, 2 July 2017, 2:30pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Standard: $29 | Concession: $22 | Group 10+: $24.65 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Melbourne Youth Orchestra presents an exhilarating a program of music from new worlds.

Melbourne Youth Orchestra continues its fiftieth birthday celebrations with an exhilarating program of music from new worlds.

Directed by Chief Conductor Steven Hillinger, the program opens with the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by renowned Australian composer Graeme Koehne.

This is followed by William Lovelock’s dazzling Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, performed by MYO Alumnus Josh Rogan. Written in 1968 for Australian trumpet player John Robertson, it is a favourite with performers and audiences, and remains his most-often performed work.

Dvořák’s triumphant Symphony No. 9 From the New World closes the program. From the New World incorporates influences from African-American spirituals and American landscapes, and rhythms from Dvořák’s native Bohemia. Symbolically, Neil Armstrong chose to take a recording of this symphony with him to the moon in 1969.


Graeme Koehne New Work (World Premiere)
William Lovelock Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
Antonin Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ‘From the New World’

Melbourne Youth Orchestras has brought Victoria’s finest young musicians together since 1967.

This concert is supported by the City of Melbourne and the Australia Council for the Arts. Presented by Melbourne Youth Orchestras.

Babes in Arms: For designated events like this one, babies under the age of two may attend free of charge and be admitted without a ticket, on the condition that they do not occupy a seat and sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. Everyone else attending these events must hold a valid ticket. For all other events, every person regardless of age must hold a valid ticket.

Featured non-Australian music: Dvorak

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

Concerto for trumpet and orchestra (trumpet with full orchestra) by William Lovelock
— performed by Steven Hillinger, Melbourne Youth Orchestra and Josh Rogan

Featured artists

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