The orchestra is a full scale symphony orchestra of over 70 young musicians, comprised of strings, plus harp, quadruple woodwind, full brass, and percussion.
Rehearsals: Sunday, 2:30PM - 5:30PM, Santa Sabina College, Strathfield
The SYO Philharmonic accepts applications from all strings, wind, brass and percussion musicians aged 12 to 24 years, approximately AMEB Grade 8 minimum or equivalent. Placement to all SYO ensembles and orchestras is via our auditions process - which commences in August of each year - for the following calendar year.
2019 Repertoire Highlights
VERDI La Forza del Destino, Overture
BRITTEN Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6
2018 Repertoire Highlights
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4
SYO Philharmonic present a number of public performances each year including annual events with the Mosman Music Society and standalone concerts at professional performance venues across Sydney and interstate. The orchestra also partners with the Sydney City Youth Ballet to present Together Live, a unique project which combines the talent of Sydney’s best young musicians and dancers.
“The SYO Philharmonic’s concert at the Mungindi Music Festival was the best performance I have ever seen by a group of people that age.” Don Burrows, AO MBE
Musicians from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Opera Australia Orchestra tutor each section of the orchestra on a regular basis, an association which allows members exposure to the professional music industry alongside high quality orchestral and performance training. SYO also offers masterclasses with local and international guest artists, along with camps and music retreats which offer intensive learning opportunities.
2019 United Kingdom Tour
2018 ACT Tour
2017 European Tour