Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 (QYO2)
Conductor Sergei V Korschmin
Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 is a full size symphony orchestra with 90 members ranging in age from 12 to 23. The main stage for QYO2 is the Old Museum Concert Hall, where the orchestra plays three Concerts at Twilight per year. The repertoire includes a wide range of original works, mainly from the romantic and modern periods.
From 22 – 26 June 2013, QYO2 tours to Canberra. Concert venues include Albert Hall, Radford College, Alfred Deacon High School and Parliament House.
In Term 1 and 2 in 2013, QYO2 performs:
Tchaikovsky – The Tempest
Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 2
Kodaly – Hary Janos
Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet
Watch QYO2 playing Smetana’s The Moldau at the 2011 QYO Finale Concert
QYO2 music camp in Coolum:
Camp report by QYO2 concert master Phoebe Masel
“The QYO2 camp is held over one weekend at the beginning of each year and is an integral part of the orchestra’s bonding and training. The camp was held at the Luther Heights Youth Camp at Coolum and was the first time the ensemble met for the year. Over the three days we were there, old and new QYO2 members were involved in hours of rehearsals and tutorials to get a head start on our current repertoire; Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky/Ravel) and selected movements from suites 1 and 2 of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.
In the tutorials, each and every musician was able to refine their playing with the help of the fantastic tutors while the rehearsals allowed the new QYO2 members to get a taste of Sergei’s entertaining sense of humour. Of course it would not be a QYO2 camp without his famous cat stories and memorable analogies. We were graced with stunning weather throughout the weekend and were able to visit the beach during our free time on Saturday afternoon. Additionally, we were given new, enlivening information about our upcoming tour to Canberra in June and were excited to hear that we would have the opportunity to play in Parliament House and also get a day on the ski fields!
I am sure I speak on behalf of the entire orchestra when I say that it was an unforgettable weekend, I learnt a lot and I met so many new people. Of course, this would not have been the case without our wonderful administrator Col, and our librarians Joy and Sherilee who spent countless hours organising the camp and our stage managers who set up our rehearsals to ensure everything ran smoothly. Furthermore, the accommodation was fantastic – we had a beautiful view out to the ocean and very enjoyable meals. I believe that our productive and exciting QYO2 camp for 2013 can only foreshadow the tremendous year to come”
Conductor Sergei V Korschmin
Sergei completed studies at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance. Sergei’s conducting debut came at age seventeen, conducting Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony, with the Moscow Composer’s House Orchestra. In the same year he was the Conductor and Production Director of Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin. Sergei later conducted a cycle of works by Beethoven.
As the recipient of the Internal Travel Fellowship from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Sergei participated in music classes at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris (France); the Academy of Music, Weimar (Germany); the Southwest Texas University, (USA), and many master classes. Since moving to Australia, Sergei has lectured at several universities in Queensland. He has held the position of Artistic Director of the Mackay Youth Orchestra, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Mackay Symphony Orchestra. Sergei is regularly invited both as a conductor and teacher, to tutor and direct vacation workshops and master classes.
Sergei has been guest conductor with the Queensland Youth Symphony and Western Australian Youth Orchestra. Since 2003 Sergei is conductor of the QYO2.
Saturday 15 June 5.30pm
Concert at Twilight
Old Museum Concert Hall
Program includes Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 2.
In 2012, QYO2 performed
|Carl Maria von Weber||Der Freischutz - Overture|
|Gustav Holst||St. Paul’s Suite, op. 29 no. 2|
|Johannes Brahms||Symphony No. 3, F major op. 90|
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Flute Concerto No. 2|
|Piotry Ilyich Tchaikovsky||Symphony No. 5, E minor op. 64|
|Sergei Rachmaninoff||Symphony No. 2, E minor op. 27|
In 2011, QYO2 performed
|Alexander Borodin||Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor|
|Hector Berlioz||Roman Carnival Overture|
|Franz Liszt||Les Preludes|
|Felix Mendelssohn||Violin Concerto in E minor op. 64 (Soloist Annabelle Traves)|
|Johann Georg Neruda||Trumpet Concerto (Soloist Alison Marsh)|
|Pyotr Tchaikovsky||Selections from Swan Lake|
|Pyotr Tchaikovsky||Symphony No. 2 Little Russian|
|John Rotar||Toy Suite|
In 2010, QYO2 performed
|Bedřich Smetana||Ma Vlast (My Fatherland) incl. Vlatava (The Moldau)|
|Dvorak||Symphony No 8|
|Rimsky-Korsakov||Le Coq d’or Suite|
In 2009, QYO2 performed
|Beethoven||Egmont Overture, op. 84|
|Bernstein arr Mason||West Side Story: Selections for Orchestra|
|Bill Reddie||Channel One Suite|
|Borodin||Polovetzian Dances from Prince Igor|
|Borodin||Symphony No. 2 in B minor|
|Brahms||Hungarian Dances Nos 1 & 3|
|Copland||Fanfare for the Common Man|
|Foster & Shuur||You Can Have It|
|Gershwin arr Brubaker||An American in Paris|
|Hindemith||Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber|
|Maslanka||Give Us This Day|
|Mozart||Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat, K447|
|Mussorgsky||Night on Bald Mountain|
|Rimsky-Korsakov||Russian Easter Overture|
|Rossini||William Tell Overture|
|Saints-Saens||Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor (Mvt 1)|
|Tchaikovsky||Act 2 of The Nutcracker ballet|
|Tchaikovsky||Symphony No. 5 in E minor|