Melbourne Youth Orchestra: New Worlds

New Worlds.jpg


Melbourne Youth Orchestra presents an exhilarating a program of music from new worlds.

Melbourne Youth Orchestra continues its fiftieth birthday celebrations with an exhilarating program of music from new worlds.

Directed by Chief Conductor Steven Hillinger, the program opens with the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by renowned Australian composer Graeme Koehne.

This is followed by William Lovelock’s dazzling Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, performed by MYO Alumnus Josh Rogan. Written in 1968 for Australian trumpet player John Robertson, it is a favourite with performers and audiences, and remains his most-often performed work.

Dvořák’s triumphant Symphony No. 9 From the New World closes the program. From the New World incorporates influences from African-American spirituals and American landscapes, and rhythms from Dvořák’s native Bohemia. Symbolically, Neil Armstrong chose to take a recording of this symphony with him to the moon in 1969.

Melbourne Youth Orchestras has brought Victoria’s finest young musicians together since 1967

This concert is supported by the City of Melbourne and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Presented by Melbourne Youth Orchestras



Mikhail Glinka
Ruslan & Ludmilla Overture

Graeme Koehne
Song of the Open Road (World Premiere)

William Lovelock
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra


Antonin Dvořák
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ‘From the New World’


Josh Rogan, trumpet
Steven Hillinger, Conductor
Melbourne Youth Orchestra


Join us for a pre-concert talk in the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall from 13:45-14:15, presented by Graeme Koehne and Steve Hillinger.


This production is part of the following series: