Welcome to our first digital newsletter. Previous newsletters ‘Leading Note’ and ‘Stay Tuned’ are now combined in this easy-to-consume format. This month at SYO has been another busy one. Here is a quick summary of the things we have been up to. We announced our new digital partnership with IDAGIO. IDAGIO is a platform where musicians share their recordings and connect with a growing global classical community. As part of our partnership, all Sydney Youth Orchestra musicians receive a free premium membership to IDAGIO and access to full recordings of the great orchestras of the world. Our Artistic Staff will be encouraging our musicians to make the most of this incredible resource by setting listening homework each week to enrich our musician education program.
We are preparing for the Media Launch of the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra before the premier of the WSYO on Sunday March 26th at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Get your tickets here. ABC Sydney came along to a rehearsal recently (thanks to SYO alumna Amanda Ho) and got some great footage. Keep an eye out for more footage of SYO of other local stations, too!
The last weekend of February as part of SYO State, SYO Flagship went to the South Coast for our Four Winds Residency. As part of the trip, we performed at Bega High School, and at the Four Winds Sound Shell.
As part of the SYO Senior Strings Strategy, SYO musicians performed in a masterclass and performance with the Calder Quartet from Los Angeles, who were in Australia to perform for the Perth International Arts Festival.