Last week, Adelaide Youth Orchestra launched their 2015 season program which promises another exceptional year.

The orchestra, made up of South Australia’s best and brightest young musicians will bring poetry, passion and power to the fore.

AdYO Gala 2014-1551This year will feature performances by the Adelaide Youth Orchestra (AdYO), Adelaide Youth Wind Orchestra (AdYWO), Adelaide Youth Sinfonia (AdSI) and the Adelaide Youth Strings (AYS).

This bold new program continues the company’s tradition of presenting unique works which challenge the talented young musicians and engage audiences.

AdYO’s popular Maestro Series: Poetry begins the series of eleven concerts, featuring works never before performed by AdYO musicians.

Opening on March 21st, Poetry includes the Australian premiere of the Japanese Flute Concerto by Otaka, and Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet Overture, not performed here in more than three decades.

June continues the ground-breaking works with Maestro Series 2: Passion, which sees an exciting collaboration between AdYO and State Opera of South Australia Young Artists and leading conductor Nicholas Braithwaite.

Passion opens June 28 and will present an evening of excerpts from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and, for the first time, Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier.

The series concludes with Maestro Series 3: Power on September 19 featuring the South Australian premiere of Graeme-Koehne’s Suite from 1914.

In other news, an exciting new addition for 2015 is an interactive toddlers concert, Toddlers Play on September 13.

Toddlers Play will allow three to five year olds to discover the magical world of classical music.