Canberra City Band and the Canberra Youth Orchestra are joining forces to put on a spectacular musical experience at the High Court.
SUNDAY MAY 22nd 2016 – HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA
Bringing together two of the ACT’s most powerful musical forces – Canberra’s official wind and youth orchestras – this performance promises to dazzle and delight. The programme will focus on core works in the repertoire, combining the penchant for electricity and excitement of both these ensembles’ young directors with the scale and boldness appropriate to the setting. Each ensemble will present a number of works, culminating in a combined performance of one of the most revelatory moments in music.
Canberra City Band (CCB) is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious concert bands. Placed second at the 2015 National Band Championships, CCB ranked ahead of ensembles from major conservatoriums around Australia. It is the flagship ensemble of the CCB organisation, currently seven ensembles strong. CCB’s concert series for 2016 will concentrate on presenting new and engaging works by Australian composers, including works commissioned for the Band. The Band performs in venues around the region and is committed to community engagement and art music performance at the highest level.
Canberra Youth Orchestra (CYO) is the premier youth symphony orchestra within the ACT and wider region, bringing together the finest young musicians. Recently acclaimed as an orchestra of “dedicated and expert young musicians at the top of the game” (CityNews, 24 October 2015), CYO performs four major orchestral concerts in the Llewellyn Hall every year. Conducted by Leonard Weiss, CYO performs a diverse range of repertoire and features world-renowned soloists. Their 2016 concert series, Icons, highlights symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Dvo?ák, Sibelius and Brahms.
Canberra City Band is holding an Open Day on the 27th Feb!! There will be plenty of festivities on, as well as open rehearsals and performances by our ensembles. This is a great opportunity for musicians young and old to come along and get to know our organisation. Learn about all of our ensembles including Canberra City Band, John Agnew Band, Canberra City Juniors, Spectrum Big Band and our newest ensemble launching in the coming months, Canberra City Youth Band. Our friends at Canberra Brass and Music For Canberra will also be there! Looking for a great musical organisation to join? Come along!
In April CCB took to the skies, arriving in Brisbane to compete at the National Band Championships for the first time in many years. In our first attempt at returning to A-Grade, we took out 5th place among 7 bands. Well done to everyone who took part!
Did you know that bananas can help control performance anxiety? Well, we put the theory to the test!