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 2017 season QYO2 will play four Concerts at Twilight, Concert at Brisbane City Hall and QYO Finale Concert at QPAC.


Announcement: 2017 2nd Queensland Youth Orchestra Vacancies – Violin, Viola, Bass, and Bass Trombone. Please contact the QYO office on 3257-1191 or info@qyo.org.au to apply.

If you are unable to attend any 2nd Queensland Youth Orchestra activity, you must contact the QYO2 Administrator – Nadine Hetherington, in advance on 0416 135 076

2nd Queensland Youth Orchestra Repertoire 2017

First Concert Programme:

First Half – QYO Big Band
Second Half – QYO2:

  • TBA
  • Borodin A.P. (Wikipedia) – Symphony No.2 h-moll.

First Concert – Saturday, March 25, 5.30pm, Old Museum Concert Hall.

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Second Concert Programme:

First Half:

  • TBA
  • TBA
  • – Interval –
  • TBA

Second Concert – Saturday, June 17, 5.30pm, Old Museum Concert Hall.


Third Concert Programme:

  • TBA
  • – Interval –
  • Vaughan Williams R. – Cantata “Dona nobis pacem” (English: Grant us peace) for chorus and orchestra, with soprano and baritone soloists.

Third Concert – Saturday, September 9, 5.30pm, Old Museum Concert Hall.

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Share Your Thoughts

43 Thoughts
  • Nikhil Deo says:

    I think it would be a rewarding experience to play Bruckner Symphony 1!
    Scored perfectly for our orchestra I believe.

  • Nikhil Deo says:

    Hey! Some Modern works that I have been listening to include:
    – Equus by Eric Whitacre
    – A Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams

    I personally have tried to figure out the instrumentation but that didn’t work well. It seems to fit our instrumentation. It would be awesome to play modern works by living composers as well as works from the Romantic, 20th Century composers!

    I hope these pieces spark up some ideas!

  • Nikhil Deo says:

    Hello!
    I have been getting into Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture (Le Carnaval Romain). It seems to match QYO2’s instrumentation and standard as well.
    Let us know about your thoughts!
    Of course I am not expecting to play it this year but for future suggestions.

  • Nikhil Deo says:

    More Suggestions!

    Ralph Vaughan William- The Wasps Overture

    Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espangol

  • William Elvin says:

    Hello Sergei, would it be possible to play Dvorak’s Symphony no. 9? Or is this piece to difficult?

    Thanks

    William

  • Ruby Mineur says:

    Hi Sergei,

    You mentioned last rehearsal that we might play a piece for choir and orchestra. I would love to play Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor.

    • Nikhil Deo says:

      Polovtsian Dances is easily one of my fave Choral/Orchestral piece!

      Wouldn’t mind playing that!

  • Nikhil Deo says:

    New music idea!
    Brahms Symphony no. 2

  • Nikhil Deo says:

    Hey, so I have more suggestions!

    Porgy and Bess – A Symphonic Picture (arr. Robert Russell Bennett) Porgy and Bess – A Symphonic Picture (arr. Robert Russell Bennett) (Problem is with the saxophones (Not really heard anyway) and maybe banjo part (however NYO USA whistles the tune to cover the banjo part which is cool))

    Bruckner 6 (3rd Trumpet is sorta needed)

    Hope this is cool!

  • Nikhil Deo says:

    Few more suggestions (Because I like dumping music everywhere)
    Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances
    de Falla’s El Amor Brujo
    Copland’s Appalachian Springs
    Beethoven 7

    A bit more challenging,
    Shostakovich’s Festive Overture

  • Nikhil Deo says:

    Hey Sergei!
    Some suggestion,
    Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances is pretty cool pieces!
    Also, Brahms’s Piano Quartet arranged by Schoenberg?
    Greig, Peer Gynt Suites
    Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Afternoon of a faun)
    Bizet- Carmen!!!

    Love Borodin 2 by the way!

    Thanks,
    Nikhil (Viola guy with cool hair)

  • Matthew White says:

    Hey Sergei, could we possibly do Sibelius’ Finlandia as part of next semester’s concert?
    Thanks
    Matt

  • Korschmin says:

  • Tony says:

    Hi Sergei,

    For the overture for the Second Concert Programme, I would like to suggest Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez. I think it will be a fun and lively concert opener, which isn’t too long. It also matches the instrumentation for qyo2.

    Cheers,
    Tony

    • Benedict says:

      I drop my previous suggestion about the Dvorak since I heard it was played recently – I absolutely second Danzon No.2! Would be so much fun, and a brilliant concert opener like Tony said.

      Would be willing to put my hand up for the piano part too.

      Cheers,
      Ben

    • Korschmin says:

      Thank you Tony and Benedict for the suggestion. I will look at the possibility of programming Danzón No. 2 for our second or third concert. We may even get QSO’s new conductor Alondra de la Parra to workshop this with us. :-)

    • Korschmin says:

      Unfortunately here is Dear Sergei Email:

      Dear Sergei,
      I have been in contact with Hal Leonard about hiring Danzón No.2 by Arturo Márquez.

      Unfortunately the music is not in the country and they would have to get it sent from overseas.

      As a result, it could cost us up to $500 to hire the work which we feel is a bit too expensive at present.

      Simone Vitiello – Marketing Officer
      Queensland Youth Orchestras

  • Benedict Gattas says:

    Hey Sergei,

    My suggestion for the Overture is Dvorak’s Allegretto Grazioso, from his Symphony No.8. It’s a perfect length for the required time, very famous melody, and one of my all time favourites.

    Cheers,
    Benedict

  • Kevin Hsu says:

    Hi Sergei, I wanted to suggest that we play the Poet and Peasant overture by Franz Von Suppé for the second half. Thank you.

  • Tony says:

    Hi Sergei,

    Just wanting to submit my list of suggestions for potential repertoire for the concerts later in the year.

    Der Fliegende Holländer overture – Wagner
    Billy the Kid – Copland
    Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – Britten (could be useful for tour as well)
    Symphony No. 2 – Borodin
    Tragic Overture – Brahms
    Portsmouth Point – Walton
    Les Preludes – Liszt
    Symphony No. 1 – Sibelius

    I would also be keen to play Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, as Patrick has suggested.

    Also, I was thinking that Hoe-down from Rodeo by Copland and Molly on the Shore by Grainger are short fun pieces we can use as encores for our concerts later in the year.

    Cheers,
    Tony

  • Patrick Nowland says:

    Hi Sergei

    For the first concert this year to go with American in Paris can we also play the Hansel and Gretel Overture by Humperdinck. Like Ben I think this is a realistic piece to play.

    Also later this year can we play Tchaikovsky’s 4th symphony?

    Thanks,

    Patrick Nowland

  • Matt says:

    Sibelius 2?

  • Matthew says:

    To go with American in Paris program, either Great Gate of Kiev (from Pictures) or Pines of Rome – Appian Way??

    Matt

  • Kaitlyn says:

    Plz, can we do Ride of The Valkyries ! Thanks

  • Declan Goodsell says:

    Ride of the valkyries plz… If not 1812 would also be awesome. thanks :)

  • Benedict says:

    Hey Sergei,

    For this upcoming concert we were thinking it would be great to play the Hansel and Gretel Overture by Humperdinck (in addition to American in Paris)- it’s a good length, relatively easy difficulty and very fun to play.

    Cheers,
    Ben

  • Jamie Dodd says:

    Hey Sergei,
    For next year’s opening concert, I would like to suggest Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 or Scheherazade.
    Thanks,
    Jamie

  • Miranda says:

    Hey Sergei
    I was wondering if we could play Kilar’s Orawa for one of the pieces for finale?

    Cheers
    Miranda

  • Philip says:

    Hi Sergei,

    I’d like to suggest Beethoven symphony no.5, 1st movement for the QYO finale concert. We’ve already played Rossini several times and I think Beerhoven 5 will be much more impressive. It’s also under 10 minutes.

    Thank,
    Philip

  • Joumanna Haddad says:

    Hello Sergei,

    Could we do the Prokofiev – Dance of the Knights or Beethoven Corolian Overture?

    Regards,

    Jo

  • Jamie Dodd says:

    Hi Sergei,
    As the final piece in our concert, I would like to suggest Trittico botticelliano by Resphigi. It is a beautiful piece :)

    Thanks,
    Jamie

  • Max says:

    Hi Sergei,

    I’d like to suggest either Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 ‘Romantic’, or Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 ‘Italian’. If we were only able to fit in a movement, I dig the third movement of the Bruckner.
    Chairs,
    Max
    xoxo

  • Katie Chapman says:

    Hi Sergei,

    I would like to suggest Borodin’s Polovstian Dances for our third term short piece or finale concert.

    Thanks,
    Katie

  • Miranda Chan says:

    Hi Sergei,
    May I suggest playing Britten’s Sinfonia de Requim or Borodin’s Polovetsian dances for the finale concert this year.

    Thank you,
    Miranda Chan

  • Jamie Dodd says:

    Hi Sergei,

    As a suggestion for the third term concert, this may be a little ambitious but I was wondering if we could do Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov?

    Cheers,
    Jamie

  • Catherine Nicholls says:

    Hi Sergei,

    I was wondering if we could play the Finale of the William Tell Overture for the 3rd or finale concert?

    Cheers,
    Catherine

  • Phillip Soalheira says:

    Hi Sergei,

    I also wanted to suggest Ravel’s “La Valse”. For a larger work, such as a symphony, how about Franck’s Symphony in D minor?

    Cheers,
    Phil.

  • Daniel Trigger says:

    Hi Sergei,

    I was thinking as a short opening piece for our term 3 concert, we could play Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. It is quite challenging, but not that long so maybe within our abilities?

    Daniel

  • Shuhei Lawson says:

    Hi Sergei,
    My cello teacher also suggested that the music for the concerto could be borrowed from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
    Thanks,
    Shuhei

  • Phillip Soalheira says:

    Hi Sergei,

    I wanted to suggest Respighi’s Fountains of Rome for our term 3 concert. It’s a lovely piece, and it could serve as our smaller work for the concert.

    Otherwise, I’d also like to suggest Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess.

    Regards,
    Phil.

  • Shuhei Lawson says:

    Hi Sergei, I was wondering whether Rory and I could play the first movement of the Vivaldi’s double cello concerto in G Minor. If the first movement isn’t long enough, we could play the whole concerto which is roughly 10 minutes.
    Thanks, Shuhei

  • Nicholas Corkeron says:

    Hi Sergei,

    I was wondering if we could do a movement of the Planets, in particular the first one; Mars: Bringer of War. I hope this is a realistic suggestion.

    Thanks,

    Nic

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