2018 Auditions Hero

August Newsletter 2017

SYO Out & About

Audition Applications for SYO 2018 have opened and applications have been rolling in. If you are a current member use the unique link emailed to you on July 24 to access the application form. If you know any up-and-coming musicians or would like a copy of the brochure or a flyer to give to a musician you know, please email [email protected] or direct them to our website.

Ambition & Virtuosity, the second concert in the 2017 Concert Series for The Sydney Youth Orchestra, was performed at Sydney Town Hall on August 5 and Wollongong Town Hall on August 6. The concert, conducted by Alexander Briger AO, featured London Symphony Orchestra violinist and SYO alumna Naoko Keatley who played the virtuosic Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, and a performance of the ambitious Dvorak Symphony No. 7. The Sydney concert also featured SYO Philharmonic conducted by Brian Buggy OAM, performing Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Overture

After the concert at Sydney Town Hall we held our annual fundraiser, The Chair’s Gala Dinner, in The Vestibule. Thank you to our Chair, Jan Bowen AM, for hosting such a beautiful event; to Lord Mayor Clover Moore for speaking; and to all those who attended and donated on the night. See more pictures from the night here.

Coming Up at SYO

This weekend is our final Meet The Orchestra concert for 2017. The Peter Seymour Orchestra are performing three concerts at Leichhardt Town Hall on Sunday 13 August at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30am. Tickets are available here.

To celebrate our successful European Tour in April 2017 we are holding a movie night at Dendy Opera Quay on Sunday 13 August. The night will feature performance of Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition from Budapest; and Shostakovich Symphony No. 11  from Berlin. Tickets available here.

On Sunday 20 August, Australian Tango Academy will be performing at the Art Gallery of NSW as part of the Resonate 2017 concert series. Hear some of Sydney’s best young musicians play authentic Argentine tango music. Led by violinist and bandoneonista Maggie Ferguson. Tickets available here.

To finish up a big month of performances, SYO Philharmonic are performing as part of the Mosman Concert Series in the beautiful acoustics and surrounds of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Mosman. See your latest SYO Musician Card email for a special ticket offer for SYO parents and families.