September Newsletter 2018

Hi, my name is Eve and I am Principal French Horn in The Sydney Youth Orchestra.

September is an incredibly busy month here at Sydney Youth Orchestras. We have several exciting collaborations and projects happening as well as some big fundraising events. We also have extended expressions of interest for our 2019 UK Tour to musicians aged 14 and above from our Symphonic Orchestral Program. It is going to be a great tour, so make sure you complete the form when you submit your audition application!

SYO Out & About

Saturday 8 September

Saturday 8 September was the Spring Showcase for musicians in our Orchestral Fundamentals program. There were concerts at 10am, 12pm and 1:30pm in the Music Workshop at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Congratulations to all who performed and attended. Keep an eye out for some videos from the day on SYO social media.

Coming Up at SYO

Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 September

Back by popular demand following the acclaimed premiere last year, the Sydney City Youth Ballet and SYO Philharmonic present TOGETHER LIVE 2018 at The Concourse, Chatswood and Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong. The Thursday night concert is almost sold out, book your tickets for the Friday night and Sunday performances now via The Concourse or Merrigong Theatre Company.


Tuesday 18 September

2019 Audition Applications close in one week! The earlier you apply the longer you have to prepare your audition excerpts! Current SYO musicians should apply via the unique link they have been emailed or if you know someone who might be interested in joining SYO send them an audition brochure or direct them to you have any questions, please check out our Audition FAQs and Key Dates pages.

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 September

To celebrate Bernstein’s 100th birthday The Sydney Youth Orchestra, in partnership with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney Opera House and Pacific Opera will present Candide. Two performances on Saturday 29 September, 8pm and Sunday 30 September, 1pm. Book via the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs website.

Monday 1 October 

Registrations for SYO’s 2019 Summer School open on Monday 1 October. 2019 Summer School will offer an HSC Music Program, boarding for regional musician and an auditioned senior orchestra run by Max McBride. See for more information.


Tuesday 9 October

For the first time ever, we get to take over the city!  Join me, along with hundreds of young SYO musicians and alumni on Tuesday 9 October for The Big Busk.  We will be busking across the city to raise funds to support the purchase of instruments and musical scores for Sydney Youth Orchestras.

Happy Practising!


Musician Card Specials 

Casula Powerhouse – Cull
The Very Good Looking Initiative presents CULL Saturday, 15 Sept; 7.30pm | Ages 12+ Tickets from $22
Get $20 tickets to this performance using the offer code WOW20
In the social media world run by #instaqueens, we find ourselves looking at our flabby thighs and thinking. ‘Should I go to Europe?’. CULL is the trashy, David Lynchian, wet nightmare sketch show, where all your Facebook freaks come to life, lock you in a room and tag you. Honor, who has 43 Instagram followers, and Patrick, who was banned from Twitter for cyberbullying his mother, invite you to step behind your Facebook newsfeed for a glittery, fast paced, horror-hilarious night that will leave you wanting to share, like and subscribe. #like4alike Honor and Patrick delete their Facebook friends, one at a time. 


Sydney Philharmonia Choirs – Candide

Saturday 29 September 8pm | Sunday 30 September 1pm 

SYO families are eligible for a 20% discount on A and B Reserve tickets to Bernstein Candide when they use the code SYO18