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2nd Queensland Youth Orchestra

2nd Queensland Youth Orchestra

Welcome to 2nd Queensland Youth Orchestra Page. QYO2 (part of Queensland Youth Orchestras) is a full size symphony orchestra (*3,2,2,2-5,2,3,1-tmp-hp (opt)-str (18,18,16,12,10) ranging in age from 12 to 23. The main stage for QYO2 is the Old Museum Concert Hall. In 2016 season QYO2 will play four Concerts at Twilight, Concert at Brisbane City Hall and QYO Finale Concert at QPAC. Continue Reading…

E. Humperdinck (1854-1921) – Hänsel und Gretel
Fairy-tale opera in three acts; A film by August Everding; Libretto: Adelheid Wette; Wiener Philharmoniker, Conductor: Georg Solti, Direction: August Everding, Filmed in Vienna, 1981. Continue Reading…

Bassoon Concerto recorded live concert in the Teatro Olimpico of Andrea Palladio in Vicenza, Italy. Bassoon: Aligi Voltan; Conductor: G.B.Rigon; Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, June 2004. Continue Reading…

An American in Paris is a jazz-influenced symphonic poem by the American composer George Gershwin, written in 1928. Inspired by the time Gershwin had spent in Paris, it evokes the sights and energy of the French capital in the 1920s and is one of his best-known compositions. Continue Reading…

Tishenko’s Letter from Leningrad

I was asked to translate this letter (B. Tishenko’s Letter from Leningrad) by a music student of the University of Queensland some time ago. I am not a professional translator so I was wondering if you may have any suggestions for improvement. The Russian text of the letter was located in the first couple of pages of the Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata sheet music. You are very welcome to have a listen to the 1975 recording of the Sonata by Fyodor Druzhinin viola and Mikhail Muntyan piano accompaniment. Continue Reading…