Directed by Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s concertmaster, internationally renowned Australian violinist and director Rachael Beesley, the Young Mannheim Symphonists program will enable participants to work with and learn from some of Australia’s most respected musicians in historically informed performance practice.
Designed to give students the unique opportunity to delve into the Mannheim, Classical and Romantic performance styles, participants will explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of performing composers such as Beethoven and Eberl.
Repertoire to include:
EBERL Symphony No.1 in E-flat Major, Op.33
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.1 in C Major Op.21
|STANDARD||*AMEB Grade 8+|
|AGE||15 years +|
|INSTRUMENTS||Violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, timpani|
*NOTE: AMEB levels indicated are not a formal requirement, but provided as a guide to the skills required.
Applicants for Young Mannheim Symphonists will need to provide information on any background in Historically Informed Performance and what they hope to get out of their participation in the program.
AUSTRALIAN ROMANTIC & CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA
The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is unique in the Australian musical landscape as the only orchestra specialising in historically informed performance of late 18th- to early 20th-century repertoire. Established in 2013 by conductor Richard Gill AO, violinist Rachael Beesley and clarinettist Nicole van Bruggen, the ensemble is now a familiar sight and sound at major Sydney and Melbourne arts venues, as well as in metropolitan and regional centres throughout the country.
The orchestra’s twin goals of performance and education are delivered through live concerts, collaborations with guest ensembles, radio broadcasts, innovative education programs, pre-concert presentations and specialist online resources. The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is at the forefront of the historically informed performance scene, and stays abreast with the latest research and developments around the world by collaborating with key guest musicians, including overseas-based Australian experts.
Featured soloists have included flautist Georgia Browne, oboist Emma Black, mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell, and the orchestra’s concertmaster Rachael Beesley and principal clarinettist Nicole van Bruggen. Van Bruggen’s performance on basset clarinet of Mozart’s Quintet was lauded by Limelight Magazine as one of the top 25 concerts of 2017.