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Sydney Youth Orchestras always have a concert to look forward to – from our Meet The Orchestra Concert Series for 2-8 year olds and families to The Sydney Youth Orchestra Concert Series at Verbrugghen Hall, fill your year with wonderful music, energy, and joy!

  • Kids Music Café 2

    Western Foyers, Sydney Opera House

    Fri, 1st March 2019

    10:00am, 11:30am

    Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you!

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  • Briger Conducts Janáček and Brahms

    Verbrugghen Hall

    Sun, 24th March 2019

    2:00PM

    Chief Conductor Alexander Briger AO turbocharges the 2019 SYO season opener with music of unstoppable force. Czech composer Janáček’s rhapsody Taras Bulba depicts the violent Cossack wars against Poland in the 16th century, while the ruthlessly self-critical Brahms deemed his Third Symphony to be ‘nearly perfect’. These powerhouse spectaculars are preceded by Verdi’s most impetuous operatic overture, The Force of Destiny, performed by the SYO Philharmonic under conductor Brian Buggy OAM. 

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  • Autumn Showcase

    Santa Sabina College

    Sat, 30th March 2019

    Join us as our students showcase the new skills they have learned each term. These concerts are the perfect opportunity to come and see what SYO is all about.

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  • Kids Music Café 3

    Western Foyers, Sydney Opera House

    Fri, 5th April 2019

    10:00am, 11:30am

    Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you!

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  • International Tour Concert - Cardiff

    BBC Hoddinott Hall

    Sat, 13th April 2019

    19:30

    featuring ‘Cardiff County & Vale of Glamorgan Youth Orchestra

    The Sydney Youth Orchestra

    Geoffrey Paterson, Conductor

    RACHMANINOV Symphony No 2

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  • International Tour Concert - London

    LSO St Luke's

    Thu, 18th April 2019

    19:30

    The Sydney Youth Orchestra

    Geoffrey Paterson, Conductor

    Katy Woolley, French Horn

    TANNHAUSER Overture and Ballet Music

    STRAUSS 2nd Horn Concerto

    RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 2

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  • International Tour Concert - Cambridge

    West Road Concert Hall, University of Cambridge

    Sat, 20th April 2019

    14:00

    The Sydney Youth Orchestra

    Geoffrey Paterson, Conductor

    Katy Woolley, French Horn

    TANNHAUSER Overture and Ballet Music

    STRAUSS 2nd Horn Concerto

    RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 2

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  • International Tour Concert - Blenheim Palace Chapel

    Blenheim Palace Chapel

    Sun, 21st April 2019

    14:30

    The Sydney Youth Orchestra

    Geoffrey Paterson, Conductor

    GRAINGER Walking Tune
    FINZI Bagatelles for Clarinet and Strings (a selection)
    SCULTHORPE Little Suite for Strings

    HAYDN Symphony No 6, Hob.I:6

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  • International Tour Concert - Oxford

    Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford

    Tue, 23rd April 2019

    19:30

    The Sydney Youth Orchestra

    Geoffrey Paterson, Conductor

    RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 2

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  • Kids Music Café 4

    Western Foyers, Sydney Opera House

    Fri, 3rd May 2019

    10:00am, 11:30am

    Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you!

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  • Meet The Orchestra - Mosman

    Mosman Art Callery

    Sun, 12th May 2019

    9:30 & 11:00

    Performed by the SYO’s Peter Seymour Orchestra, this relaxed and informal concert has been specially designed to be interactive, informative and most importantly, lots of fun! The SYO conductor, John Ockwell and SYO musicians will help guide children through the different wind instruments and their individual sounds.

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  • Meet The Orchestra - Castle Hill

    Pioneer Theatre, Castle Hill

    Sat, 25th May 2019

    9:30 & 11:00

    Performed by the SYO’s Western Sydney Youth Orchestra, this relaxed and informal concert has been specially designed to be interactive, informative and most importantly, lots of fun! The SYO conductor, James Pensini and SYO musicians will help guide children through the different wind instruments and their individual sounds.

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  • 2019 SWO Mosman Music Series Concert

    Blessed Sacrament Church

    Sun, 16th June 2019

    2:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Winter Showcase

    Mont Sant'Angelo College

    Sat, 22nd June 2019

    Join us as our students showcase the new skills they have learned each term. These concerts are the perfect opportunity to come and see what SYO is all about.

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  • Kids Music Café 5

    Western Foyers, Sydney Opera House

    Fri, 28th June 2019

    10:00am, 11:30am

    Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you!

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  • Beethoven's Fifth

    City Recital Hall

    Sun, 7th July 2019

    2:00PM-4:00PM

    Is there a better-known moment in classical music than the opening of this symphony? Sydney Youth Orchestra and its Chief, Alexander Briger take on the most famous work from thirty-something Ludwig van’s crisis-ridden decade in a breakthrough experience for every young orchestral player.
    Before Beethoven’s tempest, the suite from Copland’s 1944 ballet Appalachian Spring brings peace and a hymn to simplicity in a classic of musical Americana.

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  • Summer Showcase

    Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

    Fri, 12th July 2019

    Join us as our students showcase the new skills they have learned each term. These concerts are the perfect opportunity to come and see what SYO is all about.

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  • Kids Music Café 6

    Western Foyers, Sydney Opera House

    Fri, 2nd August 2019

    10:00am, 11:30am

    Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you!

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  • Kids Music Café 7

    Western Foyers, Sydney Opera House

    Fri, 30th August 2019

    10:00am, 11:30am

    Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you!

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  • Spring Showcase

    Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

    Sat, 14th September 2019

    Join us as our students showcase the new skills they have learned each term. These concerts are the perfect opportunity to come and see what SYO is all about.

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  • Kids Music Café 8

    Western Foyers, Sydney Opera House

    Fri, 20th September 2019

    10:00am, 11:30am

    Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you!

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  • Dvořák's Requiem

    Sydney Opera House

    Fri, 20th September 2019

    8:00PM

     Experience the moving drama of Dvořák’s finest choral creation. Dvořák’s Requiem is generally regarded as his finest creation for voices and orchestra and over the course of an hour-and-a-half it takes musicians and listeners on a deeply moving journey of drama and reflection. This performance is a collaboration with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, conducted by Brett Weymark and features Australia’s top vocal soloists Taryn Fiebig, David Greco, Andrew Goodwin and Fiona Campbell. 

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  • 2019 The Big Busk

    Thu, 10th October 2019

    For one day, hundreds of SYO musicians and alumni take over the city in a massive celebration of youth music. Stroll around the city and enjoy performances by the orchestras and ensembles of SYO at iconic locations including Martin Place, Pitt Street, and Circular Quay. These performances are not just background music –
    this is genuine busking. Come along and join the fun, and if you like what you hear, drop a coin into the bucket! All funds raised builds a stronger and a more enterprising SYO, by supporting our instrument bank, music library, critical business infrastructure, and helping SYO to find a permanent home.

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  • 2019 SYO Philharmonic Mosman Music Series Concert

    Blessed Sacrament Church

    Tue, 15th October 2019

    2:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Kids Music Café 9

    Western Foyers, Sydney Opera House

    Fri, 1st November 2019

    10:00am, 11:30am

    Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you!

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  • Kids Music Café 10

    Western Foyers, Sydney Opera House

    Fri, 29th November 2019

    10:00am, 11:30am

    Our introduction to live music is just right for your toddler and you!

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  • Classical Discovery Peter Seymour Orchestra

    Santa Sabina College

    Sat, 30th November 2019

    2:00PM-3:00PM

    The Peter Seymour Orchestra, under the direction of leading music educator and conductor John Ockwell, performs works from the canon of Classical period repertoire. This concert is a great way to introduce people, young and old, to classical music with conductor John Ockwell giving audiences a hands-on experience of the orchestra.

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  • Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

    Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

    Sun, 8th December 2019

    2:00PM-3:00PM

    One of the most universally-popular adaptations of Shakespeare’s tragedy of young love, Prokofiev’s 1938 ballet score has it all: thrilling virtuosity from a huge orchestra, dazzling swordfights in the streets of Verona, and a Balcony Scene of pure sound that transcends the Bard’s immortal words.
    The 2019 season’s breathtaking finale also includes Elgar’s sublime Enigma Variations and a toast to the end of the school year from the SYO Philharmonic and conductor Brian Buggy with Brahms’ rollicking Academic Festival Overture

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