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Queensland Youth Orchestra & Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra

Queensland Youth Orchestra & Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra

Queensland Youth Orchestra & Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra

  • 2017/11/28
  • 20:00
  • Macao Cultural Centre - G.A.
  • $120,$80
  • Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra Association
  • available

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Queensland Youth Orchestra & Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra2017-11-2820:00$120,$80Macao Cultural Centre - G.A. Book


Beethoven - Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36
Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op.103


Queensland Youth Symphony

Established by John Curro in 1966, the Queensland Youth Symphony is a world-class youth orchestra with 95 members aged from 12 to 24. It is the leading ensemble of Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO) and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016.

QYO is based at The Old Museum at Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Australia and has 450 musicians aged from 8 to 24 in three symphony orchestras, two wind orchestras and a junior string orchestra.

The November/December 2017 tour to China and Germany is the orchestra's 13th  international tour since 1972. Under the direction of John Curro, the Queensland Youth Symphony has consistently received acclaim from music critics and audiences for its high quality performances in Australia and internationally.


Maestro, John Curro

John Curro is the Founder and Director of Music of Queensland Youth Orchestras, conducting the Queensland Youth Symphony (QYS) since its beginning in 1966. This is Mr Curro's 13th  international tour with QYS, including the 10-concert, 2012 tour to Asia and Europe with the orchestra’s first ever performances in Singapore and Malaysia.

Mr Curro has conducted many of Australia’s professional orchestras as well as many opera and ballet seasons in Australia. His guest conducting appearances have included the London Virtuosi, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Australian and Bavarian Youth Orchestras, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
Throughout his distinguished career, Mr Curro has received many prestigious awards including Member of the Order of Australia and Member of the British Empire. He has received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Queensland and Griffith University, Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow Award, the Australian Music Centre (Qld) Award, the Don Banks Music Award, the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award, the Orchestras Australia Lifetime Achievement Award and the Queensland Premier’s Millenium Award for Excellence in the Arts.

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Organizer  :Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra Association