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Welcome to 2018 with the Adelaide Youth Orchestras. 

This year, we shine the spotlight on a very special, seldom recognized element of our organization, AdYO’s alumni. In recent years, many talented and exceptional young people have come through our programs. Where are they today?

Some have become composers who will be writing new works for our 2018 program – Emily Tulloch, David John Lang, and Jakub Jankowski. Some are forging their own careers as professional musicians, including 2018’s guest soloists Simone Slattery, Josh Oates and Pei Sian Ng, principal cellist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. And this year, we have an AdYO alumnus joining us in his capacity as a conductor – Bryan Griffiths, who also founded the Adelaide Youth Wind Orchestra.

They will join our gifted young musicians in a program as varied as it is challenging, with classical favourites including Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, a Bach double concerto and Khachaturian’s ‘Spartacus’ Suite, culminating in Tchaikovsky’s massive, fate-filled 5th Symphony.

 All this would not be possible without our generous supporters, to whom we extend heartfelt thanks: the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, The Advertiser, Fisher Jeffries, the Klein Family Foundation, Alfred James, and our donors who are too numerous to name but never too numerous to be remembered with gratitude. Together with our extended family of parents and volunteers, and our dedicated band of tutors, they are integral to the success of our mission: to provide young South Australian talent with orchestral training and musical experiences that are fulfilling, rewarding and powerfully effective.

The hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of our young musicians in mastering challenging works continue to inspire us, and thrill audiences. As you explore our 2018 season, we are confident you will find equal inspiration and delight. 

You can download our brochure here


Keith Crellin OAM  -  Artistic Director