Under the baton of Alexandre Bloch and alongside soloist Satu Vänskä, AYO took Hobart by storm as Turbulent Times saw tension and triumph reign in Federation Concert Hall.

Missed out on witnessing the musical magic live? You can catch ABC Classic’s full radio broadcast here.

A photo of a group of violinists playing in an orchestra.
Images: Alistair Bett
French horns in an orchestra.
Lower strings are conducted in an orchestra.

Three women playing the trumpet.
A woodwind section in an orchestra.

Through the decadence and grandeur of Ravel’s La Valse, and the shimmering mystique of Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, the young musicians of the AYO rose to the challenges of this colossal program. Concluding with Prokofiev’s momentous Symphony No. 5, the energy inside the concert hall was electric.

Enjoy this selection of photos by Alistair Bett, as we relive an incredible week of music-making.

A row of percussionists. A young man is holding up a pair of cymbals.
A photo of a conductor leading an orchestra.

A photo of a young cellist smiling at the camera.
Three violinists, one sitting and two standing, smile at one another in rehearsal.
A cellist and a violinist smile at one another.
A photo of two people with their arms around one another. One is holding a horn. , smiling at the camera.
A group of violinists playing their instruments in an orchestra.

Missed out on witnessing the musical magic live? You can catch ABC Classic’s full radio broadcast here.

A full orchestra in performance.