Queensland Symphony Orchestra – Collaboration Opportunity for talented young musicians

 24th and 26th September 2018

Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) and Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra, with the support of the Sunshine Coast Council, are pleased and excited to be able to invite talented young students from the Sunshine Coast to apply to take part in a special collaboration event with QSO in the first week of the September school holidays. For full details on standards required, and to apply, please see the Collaborations page.


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 with a concert in the 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 – maria@scyo.org.au.
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.

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