Young Mannheim Symphonists

New to Summer School in 2018, MYO is delighted to announce a partnership with the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, presenting an intensive week of historically informed performance practice workshops and lectures, culminating in a public performance at the end of the week. Under the baton of Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s Artistic Director, Richard Gill AO, and led by internationally renowned Australian violinist, director and concertmaster, Rachael Beesley, the MYO Summer School Young Mannheim Symphonists program will ensure participants are able 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 Classical and Romantic performance styles, participants will explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of performing Schubert’s mighty Eighth Symphony (‘Unfinished’), along with Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphony and Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony.

Repertoire to include:

SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor (Unfinished)
MOZART Symphony No. 35 in D major (Haffner)
HAYDN Symphony No. 104 in S Major (London)

APPLICANTS
STANDARD AMEB Grade 8+
AGE no minimum age
PLACES 48
PROGRAM FEE $550*
INSTRUMENTS Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, timpani, violin, viola, cello, double bass.

* Additional fee may apply for gut strings and hire of natural brass instruments.

Special Requirements:

STRINGS
Your instrument must be setup with gut strings with a Classical or light modern bow.

BOWS
A small hire fee may be required for hired bows. It’s also possible to purchase Classical bows on ebay.

BRASS
A small hire fee may be required for natural brass instruments.

NOTE: AMEB levels indicated are not a formal requirement, but provided as a guide to the skills required.

AUSTRALIAN ROMANTIC & CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA

Under the Artistic Direction of renowned musician and educator Richard Gill AO, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra (formerly orchestra seventeen88) is a world-class orchestra of leading Australian musicians who are dedicated to the performance of Classical and Romantic orchestral and chamber music repertoire in historically informed style on period instruments. This inspiring and highly influential period of composition from the late 18th and 19th centuries demonstrates the depth and passion of the time and when placed in context the music comes to life.

Established in 2013, by Richard Gill AO, Rachael Beesley, Nicole van Bruggen and Benjamin Bayl, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra has already become a dynamic influence on the Australian music scene. The orchestra provides opportunities for engagement and education with wide audiences through live performance, collaborations with Australian ensembles and conductors, radio broadcasts and specialist music education programs. Inviting leading Australian exponents of this repertoire, many of whom are based in Europe, brings new insight and discovery to the performances and creates the highest level of performance on Australian stages.

 


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