The Prodigy Collective shines at QPAC’s Concert Hall

Last Friday, a compilation of orchestras from home and abroad dazzled audiences with effortless talent in producing inspiring music from times gone by.
The performers included symphony orchestras from China and Germany, as well as the Stuttgart Youth Chamber Orchestra, the Jungli Youth Orchestra and our very own Queensland Youth Symphony.

Despite their youth (with some performers only nine years of age), the five orchestras performed with maturity and grace, and delivered a stand-out performance that was worthy of the ‘Prodigy’ title.

The highlight was the confetti celebration featured after the finale, where the 50 Year Anniversary of the QYO was celebrated with world-renowned conductor John Curro.

The most inspiring moment of the night included the Mannheim Youth Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1.

The performance featured the virtuosic solo performance by clarinettist Rebekka Rebmann, who delivered an elegant interpretation, bringing Weber’s Concerto to life.

Words by Melanie Baker

Image by The Prodigy

Details: Concert Hall QPAC – Corner Melbourne St & Grey St, South Brisbane 4101 | (07) 3840 7444 | 5 August, 2016 7pm | Tickets from $34.50 | Running time 2 hours and 30 minutes (including interval)

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