This August the AYO Brass Quintet toured North-West New South Wales to perform three special concerts for local audiences and students from the region. The concerts took place in Inverell, Armidale and Glen Innes. AYO Regional Residencies Tutor, Brett Favell leads the musicians in a program that included the world premiere of The Collatz Variations by Australian composer Philip Jameson, commissioned for the Australian Youth Orchestra by the Silo Collective. The Brass Quintet premiered this work at a thrilling concert in Sydney, before embarking on their regional tour.
The AYO Regional Residencies program is an opportunity for the AYO Brass Quintet to grow as professional chamber musicians and provide communities whom would not be able to attend metropolitan concerts an opportunity to enjoy the experience of chamber music. It is also a valuable learning curve for AYO musicians who become role models, mentors, and performers to young local people.
The AYO Brass Quintet was resident at the New England Conservatorium of Music participating in the Conservatorium’s wide-ranging program from the 10–18 August.
The AYO Regional Residencies program is central to the AYO’s highly acclaimed training pathway. It provides an intensive and outstanding opportunity to develop the necessary skills for chamber playing. The musicians in the AYO Brass Quintet were:
Kara Hahn French horn
Rainer Saville trumpet
Josh Rogan trumpet
Michael Ingle trombone
Karina Filipi tuba
The NSW Regional Residency is generously supported by the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, King & Wood Mallesons and the Silo Collective.