A night of music and appreciation: Victorian Governor hosts reception in support of AYO.
Victorian Governor Alex Chernov and Mrs Chernov kindly hosted a reception in support of the AYO on 2 October at Government House, Melbourne. Over 50 friends and supporters enjoyed a charming evening which included speeches by the Governor, AYO CEO Colin Cornish and a performance by the accomplished AYO string quartet consisting of Glenn Christensen, Bridget O’Donnell, Tom Higham and Anna Pokorny.
The Governor spoke of his admiration for the AYO, the calibre of musicians that have trained with the AYO and for the outstanding role the organisation has played in the development of Australia’s orchestral musical talent.
During the evening, Colin Cornish announced AYO’s Victorian plans for 2013 including concerts at Hamer Hall and Melbourne Town Hall, and regional residencies in Central Victoria.