Morning Music at the Old Museum has featured soloists and chamber groups from the Queensland Youth Symphony throughout 2017. The series, now in it's fourth year, presents an hour or so of familiar and modern music specially chosen for mid-week morning listening and has become a popular edition to the activities roster of many retirement villages and nursing homes around Brisbane.
The third and final concert in the 2017 series featured: Angela Butler, performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No 5 (The Turkish); Phillip Soalheira playing the 1st movement of Schnyder’s Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano; 13 year old cellist Joshua Jones, performing music from Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme; A brilliant brass quintet, featuring George Wilson & Timothy Reed on trumpet, Benjamin Tomarchio on French horn, Zhao Ming Liu on trombone and Neale Connor on tuba, playing Eric Ewazen’s Frostfire; and finally Allyson Pong Ying and Iris Doo combining to play Mozart’s Duo for Violin and Viola.
For the musicians who participate, Morning Music at the Old Museum provides an opportunity to refine and perform repertoire they have developed through their individual studies and record it in front of a live audience. It also develops an intergenerational connection in Brisbane's musical community, as our young players share their love of music with the older community.
Thank you to Collin Myers, immediate past president of QYO, who began this initiative and continues to curate and present it. Thank you also to pianist Julian Wade who has performed alongside the QYS musicians throughout the year.