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March 2009 Issue
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Youth orchestra hits the road

Adelaide Youth Orchestra (AdYO) has launched its 2009 season.

AdYO is a symphony orchestra comprising many of South Australia's most talented emerging musicians aged 14-25.

Conducted by Artistic Director and Head of Strings at the University's Elder Conservatorium, Keith Crellin OAM, the orchestra allows young performers to showcase their orchestral playing skills. Students and graduates of the Elder Conservatorium of Music are among the members of the orchestra.

In a first since the orchestra was founded in 2001, AdYO will venture outside metropolitan Adelaide during its 2009 season.

The orchestra will be joined by two State Opera Young Artists - soprano Rachel McCall and tenor Robbie Macfarlane, both Elder Conservatorium graduates - to tour to Noarlunga, Renmark, Tanunda and Adelaide.

The tour begins Saturday 28 March in Noarlunga and ends in Adelaide on Monday 6 April.

"The tour marks a new commitment of the State's leading youth orchestra to support and engage with regional South Australia," said AdYO's General Manager, Christopher Wainwright.

"The Adelaide Youth Orchestra believes it is important for their young musicians to gain as much appropriate performance and community engagement opportunities as possible. Having the opportunity to tour will be a highlight of our young musicians' life with the orchestra."

Tickets on sale now through Country Arts SA, Venue*Tix and BASS.

For full program details and ticket prices, visit the AdYO website:

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