Turning points 


The Darwin Youth Orchestra (DYO) will finish their busy year with a concert featuring the Centre for Youth Music Advanced Chamber Music Ensemble and a specially formed chorus on Sunday 2 December.

Turning Points will differ from previous year’s concerts and Christmas themes to focus on what other meanings this time of year might have for us all.

The concert examines transitions in life, from the turning of the seasons and the turning of the years, to events, rituals and celebrations; music is always there.

The program will feature six pieces with the DYO opening with Rites of Tamburo by Robert Smith, Brahms Academic Festival Overture, and a piece from The Orchestral Suite No. 2, based on the ballet music for Romeo and Juliet.

The Advanced Chamber Music Ensemble will present Vivaldi’s ever popular Four Seasons, with four violinists performing solos from a selection of movements from each season.

For the finale the DYO will be joined by the chorus to perform A Serious House, music by Richard Charton and text by P Larkin, and the overture Millennium by Richard Meyer, which is described as a ‘tour de force for young orchestra’, written to celebrate the turning of the millennium.

The concert starts at 5pm, Sunday 2 December in the Supreme Court Foyer, Darwin City. Tickets are available at the door on the night – adults $10; concession $5; family $25.

For more information about the Centre for Youth Music, the Darwin Youth Orchestra and the Advanced Chamber Music Ensemble contact Lisa Jennings on 8946 6513.