CLASSICAL MUSIC GREATS JOINED UP-AND-COMING TALENT FOR A NIGHT OF EXCITING NEW MUSIC AT HANG WITH QYO
Blending classical music with a fresh, contemporary twist, this vibrant concert featured a world premiere concerto by emerging Queensland composer Dr Thomas Green, written for the hang – an enchanting and intriguing new instrument invented only a decade ago.
The hang was played by international star percussionist for Björk, Manu Delago. Delago’s Concertino Grosso also made its Australian debut on stage, led by the Australian String Quartet’s extraordinary first violinist and QYO alumnus Dale Barltrop.
The Queensland Youth Symphony also performed in honour of QYO founder and father of the youth orchestra movement, John Curro AM MBE. The concert included the Curro family quartet playing alongside a number of prominent QYO alumni, including players from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Camerata, with QMF Artistic Director Katie Noonan.
Hang With QYO was presented by Queensland Music Festival and QPAC in association with Brisbane City Council.
This project had been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the generous support of donors Jocelyn and Bruce Wolfe, and John and Denise Atkins.