Australian Tango Academy
SYO is excited to announce a new development for our long-standing and well-respected tango program. In 2017, SYO will present a number of high-profile performances for a practiced tango ensemble, including concerts at City Recital Hall, Angel Place and the Art Gallery of NSW. These opportunities have inspired us to create a bespoke Australian Tango Academy ensemble which will be a project-based group coming together four times per year to rehearse intensively and then perform. The Australian Tango Academy will be led by our resident tango expert Maggie Ferguson, and bring together a select group of experienced players with participation by special invitation only. Due to the project-based nature of the ATA schedule, we hope and expect to receive interest from young tango musicians around the country who will be able to join this group for one or more concerts.
REPERTOIRE FOR 2017
Tango arrangements from Orquesta Escuela de Tango of Buenos Aires
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
The following performances for this high-level ensemble include
Saturday 25 February, 7pm Queen Elizabeth Cruise Ship, Sydney Harbour
Sunday 20 August, 8pm Performance, Art Gallery of NSW, Resonate Concert Series
Wednesday, 4 October, 12.30pm Performance, City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Lunchtime Concert Series
Saturday 9 December, TBC Performance, Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Australia-Argentina Emerging Artist Skills Development Project In June 2016, Sydney Youth Orchestras coordinated and delivered the inaugural TangoOz: Australia-Argentina Emerging Artist Skills Development Project in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. This program included an intense period of bespoke masterclasses, lessons, performances, and cultural activities to both inform, enhance and advance the students' learning and development. This Project provided not only a unique opportunity, but a gateway to develop international collaborations for the benefit of the broad and diverse musical community here in Sydney. Click here to view photos from the project.