The Sydney Youth Orchestra Concert Series
10 Active Schedules
Briger Conducts Janáček and Brahms
Sun, 24th March 2019
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.
City Recital Hall
Sun, 7th July 2019
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.
Sydney Opera House
Fri, 20th September 2019
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.
Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Sun, 8th December 2019
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