It was great to see Patrick Brennan, Artistic Director of Central Coast Conservatorium , back on the podium and showcasing young talent from around NSW, as conductor of the Regional Youth Orchestra of NSW (RYO NSW), in Sydney on Thursday, June 3.
Patrick Brennan conducted the Regional Youth Orchestra of NSW in a stunning and very-well received performance of Brahm’s Hungarian Dance No. 6.
The performance, at the prestigious City Recital Hall in Angel Place in the centre of Sydney, was part of the celebration of the 10th birthday of the Australian World Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Bridger.
The concert attracted numerous prominent members of the community, including the Minister for the Arts and Pearl Beach resident, Don Harwin, the Governor of NSW, Margaret Beazley, and Clover Moore, the Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney.
The RYO NSW is an audition-based orchestra of young regional musicians who came to Sydney for tutorials and rehearsals alongside master musicians in the Australian World Orchestra.
The 43 talented young musicians are drawn from NSW regional conservatoriums in NSW, and the Central Coast Conservatorium was proudly represented by Charlotte Donald (cello), Cooper Newton (double bass), Sophie Kelly (flute) and Kayla Lush (piccolo).
It was a wonderful performance; so good to see Patrick Brennan back on the podium, and to see our local region so well represented by these inspiring young musicians.
Email, Jun 5
Dr Stephanie Short, Woy Woy