The Redland Sinfonia is a community orchestra based in the Redland City.
The Redland Sinfonia performs numerous concerts throughout the year, with repertoire covering many different styles of music.
The Bayside Youth Orchestras give young string players the opportunity to play publicly whilst learning within a supportive environment.
The Redland Sinfonia, Redland’s own Orchestra in Residence at the Redland Performing Arts Centre, is excited to announce a new yearly scholarship for young musicians, worth $1000. The goals of the scholarship are to enhance the musical experience of aspiring musicians with support for tuition, workshops or instruments; orchestral playing and solo performance; and to encourage continued membership and participation in the Redland Sinfonia.
The scholarship is the brainchild of Sinfonia member Raymond Gillmore, who wants to help give more young players a chance to experience the magic orchestral playing and further their musical aspirations.
“I want more young people to have the same opportunities I had in my youth, which have inspired me to continue being involved in community music to this day. My ultimate hope is that by getting a taste for the pure joy of orchestral playing, they will continue to be involved with the community here and seek to share that experience with others into the future.” -Raymond Gillmore
Artistic Director Dr Graeme Denniss says that the Redland Sinfonia welcomes this initiative and applauds Raymond’s generosity in setting up the scholarship, which is intended to run for the next 5 years. Dr Denniss also commented on Ray’s very interesting skill set: he achieved his Grade 8 violin with Honours some years ago, and is now Associate Director for Governance, Risk and Compliance Queensland at an IT security company. Ray also co-owns a Laser Tag entertainment business, is a die-hard skiing and snowboarding enthusiast, sailor and self-published author.
Applications for the scholarship are now open and will close on 30 September 2021. Auditions and interviews will take place in early December and the scholarship will last for all of 2022. The instruments being considered for 2022 are Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass and French Horn. Applicants must be under 25 years of age at 31 December to be eligible.
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Saturday 4th September, 2pm
Redland Performing Arts Centre
Aaryn Wong, winner Redland Sinfonia prize – Flute
Robert Smith – Violin
Bayside Youth Orchestra conducted by Julie Schmidt
Our two young soloists perform Classical solos, and the orchestra celebrates the uniquely vibrant sounds of Latin American tango music. Other Americans join the fun with Leroy Anderson’s Blue Tango, and the Cell Block Tango from Chicago. The grand finale to our concert season is the amazing Danzon No 2 by Mexican composer Arturo Marquez, which was popularized by the Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolivar and has since taken the world by storm.
Piazzolla – Libertango and Oblivion
Kander - Chicago
Leroy Anderson – Blue Tango
Chaminade – Concertino for Flute
Bruch – Violin Concerto
Marquez – Danzon no 2
Tickets for all of our concerts at the Redland Performing Arts Centre can be booked through the RPAC website.