Queensland Symphony Orchestra, SCYO Youth Orchestra with the support of the Sunshine Coast Council
24th and 26th September 2018

Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra are pleased and excited to be able to invite you/your students to apply to take part in a special event in the first week of the September school holidays.

We will be forming a selected string orchestra and symphonic orchestra to work with renowned conductors and members of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals will be held on Monday 24th September in the afternoon and Wednesday 26th September afternoon and evening. Students will have the unique opportunity to be tutored by the QSO members and be sitting beside them in performance. All students will rehearse with acclaimed conductor Guy Noble and string players will have the added bonus of working with renowned string educator Mark Sullivan during the Monday session. The final session on the Monday will include an invitation to musicians’ parents to hear students give a short performance at Matthew Flinders Anglican College Performance Centre.

The sessions will culminate in a performance at Caloundra Events Centre on the evening of Wed 26th with members of the QSO and SCYO playing in the ensembles side-by-side. After the students have performed, the QSO will be performing their program of Movie Music under the baton of Guy Noble.

The students’ pieces to be performed are Finlandia by Sibelius and The Dargason (last movement of St. Paul’s Suite) by Holst.

Students will need to be of the highest level, committed to learning the music beforehand and must be available for both afternoon rehearsals on the Monday and Wednesday and the evening concert.

String Players – Violins Gr 6 – 8 minimum Viola’s/Cello’s – Gr 5 minimum Double Bass Gr4/5 min
Brass, Winds – Gr 6 minimum
Percussionists – Gr 5 minimum

To apply to take part applicants will need to complete the application and send to Maria Salmon, Director of Music of the SCYO –
Applications must be received by June 10th. Students will be advised of their success shortly after this date.

Thanks to the support of the Sunshine Coast Council there will be no cost involved to students.

Qld Symphony Orchestra Chief Executive David Pratt, with Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson, SCYO Musical Director Maria Salmon, with members of the SCYO at the QSO Mayoral Performance launch.

Mr Kim Kirkman – The 50th Anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast

August 2017 at Sunshine Coast Stadium. A collaboration directed and conducted by Mr Kim Kirkman, with Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company, Caloundra Community Choir, Inspiration Choir Maleny, Orianna Choir, Sunshine Coast Choir, and USC Choir. The event featured the epic Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. An approaching storm meant the performance needed to be re-arranged on the fly, but the hundreds of performers were committed to giving it a red hot go, especially after all those months of rehearsals! (A close look reveals our vocal participation as the Children’s Choir as well…)

Xiamen Musical School

Joint performance with tourers from the music school at our sister city, Xiamen (China) August 2017 at Mountain Creek State High School. They are amazing performers!

Buderim Male Choir

Joint performance with the Buderim Male Choir May 19, 2016. The Choir very generously donated their funds raised, which was a significant contribution towards the purchase of an oboe for the SCYO, which was much appreciated. We enjoyed the performance and hope to do it again!