May Newsletter 2018


Welcome back to SYO for Term 2! If you came along to Mahler Symphony No. 10 & Stravinsky Firebird Suite in April you would have seen Huon, Principal Percussionist for The Sydney Youth Orchestra hit the timpani so hard he snapped his mallet in two! Thank you to all who came to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music.

SYO Out & About

Wednesday 25 April

Congratulations to James Pensini and the Symphonic Wind Orchestra who performed to over 40 000 people at the ANZAC Day NRL game between the Roosters and the Dragons for the ANZAC Commemorative Service.

Coming Up at SYO

Sunday 13 May

Meet the Orchestra concerts are a wonderful way to introduce orchestral music to families and young children. Tickets are selling fast for our Meet The Orchestra concert at Mosman Art Gallery on Sunday 13 May with the Peter Seymour Orchestra and conductor John Ockwell. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 19 May & Thursday 31 May –  Sunday 3 June

In May Peter Corkill and James Pensini will make their first visit to our SYO State Central West Hub for 2018 to work with local musicians before the Peter Seymour Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra tour to Central West NSW on the 31st. This year there is also the opportunity for local musicians to ‘Join The Orchestra’ and experience life on tour with SYO.

Registrations close Friday 4 May so apply now.

Thursday 7 June

For one-night SYO take over level 28 of the Deutsche Bank Building and create an exciting mini festival under the artistic direction of Umberto Clerici, Principal Cello of Sydney Symphony Orchestra. With exclusive access to the Allen’s Private Australian contemporary art collection, overlooking the vivid festival, regional wines from BackVintage and artisan food, this will be wonderful evening. All funds raised will go towards the SYO’s Opportunity Fund, which supports financial needs scholarships, Western Sydney talent development and regional outreach programs. Providing opportunities to all young musicians regardless of financial or geographical circumstances.

Book your tickets now. Or learn more about Live at Level 28 here.

Musician Card Specials 

Sydney Dance Company – ab [intra]

14 – 26 May | 8:00pm | Roslyn Packer Theatre

What drives you from within? Journey into a world of exquisite athleticism and human connection in Sydney Dance Company’s electrifying new piece ab [intra], 14-26 May at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay.

Under 30s can enjoy $30 tickets to performances Tuesday to Thursday and the Saturday matinee when booking with a valid ID.

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ATYP – Impending Everyone
“This cannot be stopped; your history is impending. Everyone will know tomorrow, by the end of lunch, who you really are…” 
Set within a New South Wales high school, Impending Everyone explores what happens when we have to own up to the things we have said, when anonymity is stripped away and our desires are laid bare. 

20 June -7 July | 7:00pm | SBW Stables Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company

ATYP is excited to offer two double passes to IMPENDING EVERYONE on the 20th, 21st or 22nd of June at 7pm. To win, email [email protected] with “ATYP-Impending” in the subject line!



From Our Friends

Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Introduced Species

31 May | 6:30pm | Seymour Centre

Challenged by the University of Sydney’s Ruth Barcan (Department of Gender and Cultural Studies), composer Katy Abbott with conductor Iain Grandage and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will deconstruct then reconstruct Introduced Species – Symphony No.2 by katy Abbott, concluding with a performance of the 20-minute work accompanied by projected visuals.

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