July Newsletter 2018


Welcome to July at Sydney Youth Orchestras. Introducing Marcel, Principal Tuba in The Sydney Youth Orchestra.

SYO Out & About

Saturday 30 June

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Support The Sound of the Future Campaign this End of Financial Year. All funds raised will support our Opportunity and Financial-Need Scholarships and help us deliver our outreach programs.

Sunday 1 July

On Sunday 1 July SYO Philharmonic went to Canberra to record with students at The ANU School of Music. They also performed their European Winter concert to over 750 people in Llewellyn Hall. Thank you to Dixon Advisory for inviting us down, we had a wonderful time.

Coming Up at SYO

Wednesday 18 July

On Wednesday 18 July musicians from our Western Sydney Youth Orchestra will be performing a new, interactive version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Casula Powerhouse’s Way Out West Festival. Tickets available at wayoutwestfesival.com.au  

The Way Out West Children’s Festival is the premier interactive festival celebrating young people’s curiosity and imagination, in partnership with some of Australia’s leading artists creating work with, by and for young people.

The 2018 WOW Festival is a four-day event held in one of Australia’s most unique arts centres, the Casula Powerhouse in July. The WOW Festival invites you to dive into the packed program of theatre, interactive installations, dance, music, literature, food, yoga, workshops and FREE family events guaranteed to inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. The 2018 WOW Festival program features over 200 chances to experience 35 events and 33 workshops, spread across 11 spaces in and around the Centre, over four days.

The WOW Festival believes that the arts should be FOR children as well as BY children. This year at the WOW Festival, children and young people take over the art centre as they share their stories and ideas about the world they live in. #wowcasula2018

Wednesday 1 August

2019 Audition Applications open on Wednesday 1 August. The earlier you apply, the longer you have to prepare your excerpts. Current SYO members should access their applications via the personalised email sent 1 August to ensure you redeem the special member $10 discount. If you have any questions, please check out our Audition FAQs and Key Dates pages.

Saturday 11 August

Tickets are now on sale to The Sydney Youth Orchestra’s performance of Bruckner Symphony No. 8 on Saturday 11 August at Verbrugghen Hall. Bruckner 8 is considered by many to be Bruckner’s crowning achievement, so book your ticket to experience  this grand masterpiece of the orchestral repertoire now. Don’t forget, SYO Musicians can use their Musician ID to redeem a $15 ticket.


Musician Card Specials 


ABC Young Performers Awards

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall | Tuesday 24 July / 6:30pm | from $28

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra in concert with three incredible soloists! The 3 YPA Finalists will play an exhilarating concerto accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of celebrated conductor Dr. Nicholas Milton AM. Be inspired by their journey, be transported by their performance, be there to witness a defining moment in a young musician’s life.

Use promo code FF18 for 30% off on all the tickets. Book here.




From Our Friends


Australian Youth Orchestra with Andrey Gugnin

Don’t miss the Australian Youth Orchestra on Saturday 14 July as they join forces with the winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Andrey Gugnin, to bring you a dazzlingly fresh performance Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1! The concert also features works by Britten and Rachmaninov, under the masterful baton of conductor Courtney Lewis.

Book here