Three talented writers at AYO National Music Camp 2024 Tahlia Williams, Victor Arul, and Caitlin Annesley were mentored by performer, writer and radio presenter Ed le Brocq as part of the Words About Music course. All three participants produced program notes for the four orchestral concerts of the Summer Concert Series.

Didn’t get to attend the concerts in Adelaide? Never fear! All four orchestral concerts are available to stream for free thanks to Australian Digital Concert Hall, and the wonderful program notes are linked below for you to read.

Four people stand outside under a tree.
From left to right: Ed le Brocq, Tahlia Williams, Victor Arul, Caitlin Annesley

Orchestral Concert I

Saturday 13 January, 3.30pm
Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

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Alexander Orchestra – Ariel Zuckermann, Conductor

John ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Lachlan SKIPWORTH Hinterland

Brislan Chamber Orchestra – Sophie Rowell, Director

Sally BEAMISH The Day Dawn

ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky

Interval

Bishop Orchestra – Toby Thatcher, Conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7

Poco sostenuto – Vivace
Allegretto
Presto – Assai meno presto
Allegro con brio

Orchestral Concert II

Saturday 13 January, 7pm
Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

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Bishop Orchestra – Toby Thatcher, Conductor

LIGETI Concert Românesc

Brislan Chamber Orchestra – Sophie Rowell, Director

Melody EÖTVÖS Meraki

SUK Serenade for Strings

Interval

Alexander Orchestra – Ariel Zuckermann, Conductor

ENESCU Romanian Rhapsody No.1

LUTOSŁAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra

Orchestral Concert III

Saturday 20 January, 3:30pm
Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

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Alexander Orchestra – Toby Thatcher, Conductor

Leonard BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide

Unsuk CHIN Frontispiece for Orchestra

Brislan Chamber Orchestra – Sophie Rowell, Director

CPE BACH Symphony in C Major WQ, 182/3

Maria GRENFELL Knitting Unicorns

Coleridge-Taylor PERKINSON Sinfonietta No.1

Interval

Bishop Orchestra – Ariel Zuckermann, Conductor

RAMEAU Opera Suite – Selections

Zais: Overture
Les Boréades: Contradanse (Act 1)
Platee: Orage
Les Boreades: L’Entrée de Polymnie (Act 4)
Les Indes Galantes: Chaconne

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4 in A ‘Italian’

Orchestral Concert IV

Saturday 20 January, 7pm
Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

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Bishop Orchestra – Ariel Zuckermann, Conductor

KODÁLY Dances of Galanta

Brislan Chamber Orchestra – Sophie Rowell, Director

Iain GRANDAGE Black Dogs

JANÁČEK Suite for Strings – movements I, V, III, IV

Interval

Alexander Orchestra – Toby Thatcher, Conductor

BACEWICZ Overture for Orchestra

BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra