Scotch College Orchestra

Scotch College Symphony Orchestra with Early Music Youth Orchestra


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A selection of the following repertoire will be performed:
Scotch College Symphony Orchestra:
Fauré Dolly Suite
Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Shostakovich Jazz Suite No. 2
I. March
VI. Waltz II
VII. Dance II
Glinka Ruslan and Ludmilla, Overture
Sibelius Finlandia
Elgar Enigma Variations
Milhaud Scaramouche Op. 165b, III. Brazileira
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, I. Allegro non Troppo
Coates The Dambusters The Dambusters (joint piece)
Early Music Youth Orchestra:
Purcell Overture in G Major, Z.770
Muffat Armonico tributo, Sonata No. 5 in G Major
Bach Air from the Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
Salieri Fugue in G Major
Boccherini String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5, Minuetto, Trio (A Major)
Scotch College Symphony Orchestra
John Ferguson conductor
Early Music Youth Orchestra
Alberto Sanna conductor

The Scotch College Symphony Orchestra has been part of Scotch College, Melbourne, Australia for fifty years.

The aim of the orchestra is to give the students an opportunity to play classical repertoire in its original form in a full orchestra of 70 to 80 players. The orchestra receives invitations to accompany various artists and organisations, including a performance of Yeomen of the Guard, presented by the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Victoria. It also accompanied the Eton College Choir in a performance of Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens in 2013.

The orchestra often tours internationally. The first was a tour of Asia in the 1979 under George Logie-Smith. Other notable tours include China in 1986, England, France and Belgium in 1995, 2005 and 2013, tours to Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Spain, a wonderful tour of five cities in China in 2010, and two tours to the USA (the last in 2020). The Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players have also performed in Zimbabwe, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai.

For this performance, Scotch College is collaborating with the Liverpool based organisation Early Music as Education (EMAE). Established in July 2017 with an emphasis on high-level performance comparable to that of the best youth orchestras in the world, the Early Music Youth Orchestra (EMYO) is EMAE’s flagship ensemble. Led by the EMAE Director and String Tutors, EMYO draws its members from those string players (violins, violas, cellos and double basses) who have graduated from or are enrolled on the Academy's Advanced and Intermediate programmes.

This concert will last approximately 2 hours (including interval).