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AYO - Mahler - Dvorak - Haydn

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  • Free Admission


  • Sat 6 Apr 2024, 7:30pm–9:00pm


All Ages

Entry by donation

Experience the thrill of 75 talented young musicians (ages 14-26) performing together with energy, precision and passion!
The Auckland Youth Orchestra, conducted by Antun Poljanich, presents an exciting symphony concert.

Dvorak - 'American' Suite in A major, Op.98b
Haydn - Oboe Concerto in C (soloist: Alex Wu)
Mahler - Totenfeier

Dvorak - 'American' Suite in A major, Op.98b
Dvorak spent two and a half years in America, just before 1900, and it was here that he wrote this suite, along with his famous cello concerto and ninth symphony, “From the New World.”

This suite mixes the American influences - a jaunty cakewalk and an Indigenous American dance, punctuated by ankle bracelets (a triangle) and tomtoms (timpani) - with the energy and melodies of the Slavic tradition.

Haydn - Oboe Concerto in C (soloist: Alex Wu)
This concerto is an attractive and bright work, the model of a classical wind concerto with tuneful melodies and with virtuosic passages. It will be performed by Alex Wu, AYO’s principal oboe and a prize winner in both the New Zealand and Australian Double Reed Societies’ competitions.

Mahler - Totenfeier
Totenfeier is a series of vignettes describing a hero’s life ‘passing before his eyes’: his joys, his strifes, his passions, his trials. The work is essentially about the meaning of life - it is written to sound expansive and exaggerated, yet deeply sincere. Drama and beauty abound.

AYO has been training young people in the skills of orchestral playing for over 75 years. Many players go on to develop careers as professional musicians - don't miss this experience!

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