MYO: Warta-Kiki: Kutcha Edwards & MYO in Celebration

Melbourne Youth Orchestra

Presented by Melbourne Youth Orchestras


Warta-Kiki: Kutcha Edwards & MYO in Celebration.

Earth Cry, Sculthorpe’s plea for the land and its spirit opens the concert which also includes Death and Transfiguration by Richard Strauss. In one of the greatest orchestral tone poems Strauss ushers us into the tumultuous and ecstatic transformation of an artist as he lay dying. Turbulent works perfectly setting the scene for the musical artistry of Kutcha Edwards, MYO and Warta-Kiki. Like resetting musical jewelry, ten of Australia’s leading orchestrators will pour their creative imaginations into new orchestral arrangements for this landmark occasion.

Supported by City of Melbourne Arts Grants

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Melbourne Youth Orchestra
Brett Kelly conductor
Kutcha Edwards guest artist
Vocalists from the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
Dermot Tutty Director of Choral


Peter Sculthorpe AO OBE
Earth Cry

Richard Strauss
Death and Transfiguration

Kutcha Edwards
Warta-Kiki: Come Together