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2016 Annual Gala Dinner

SYO held its 2016 Gala Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Shangri-La hotel, Sydney on Thursday 25 August 2016. It was a wonderful evening filled with music from The Sydney Youth Orchestra, TangoOz and Chamber Strings. We would like to thank all the individuals and companies who supported this special event and everyone who attended for making the evening so memorable.

The donations and gifts received at events like our Gala Dinner are essential to help us develop and deliver our programs. Sydney Youth Orchestras is a not for profit incorporated association and is directed by a dedicated volunteer board who meet monthly. SYO’s daily business is operated by the board’s appointed management team and artistic director.

With less than 10% of our funding derived from government sources (Create NSW), and approximately 30% from participation fees and 20% ticket sales, we rely on the generosity of our private and corporate supporters to help us continue developing the top orchestral musicians of the future.

100% of funds raised are used to support young musicians and encourage the love of music in the broader community. There are a number of focus areas for giving:

  • SYO Excellence in Music Education
  • SYO Students
  • SYO Community & Outreach
  • SYO Enterprise Bank

Become a donor today and support music education in Sydney and across New South Wales so that everyone has the opportunity to experience the gift of music. If you would like to find out more about how to support music education in Sydney, New South Wales, and Australia click here.



     Thank you to our event supporters and partners for the evening. Their kindness and generosity help make these events possible. If you are interested, or know a business who may be interested in supporting our programs, please contact our Development Coordinator, Jennifer Lau here.Shangri-La-Logo-300x192 BWA LOGO (Roundel) ai   Stockland_logo_September-2012RGB-300x300   Fort Street Capital Logo   Dixon_logo_CMYK