In the Philharmonic musicians learn orchestral technique and ensemble skills with great works of the 19th and 20th century. The orchestra is a full scale symphony orchestra of over 80 young musicians, comprised of 54 strings, plus harp, double woodwind, full brass, horns and percussion.
“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
The SYO Philharmonic accepts applications from all strings, wind, brass and percussion musicians aged 12 to 24 years, approximately AMEB Grade 6-AMusA.
2017 Rehearsals; Sundays from 2:00 - 5:00pm
Venue; St Mary's Cathedral College
Full time tertiary players receive $225 fee reduction in 2017.
CONDUCTOR BRIAN BUGGY OAM
Brian Buggy has been the conductor of the SYO Philharmonic since 2007.
REPERTOIRE FOR 2016
MALCOLM ARNOLD English Dances
BRAHMS Tragic Overture
DVORAK Carnival Overture
DVORAK Symphony No. 8
PUCCINNI Manon Lescaut (Act 3 Intermezzo)
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Slave
TCHAIKOVSKY Hamlet Overture
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars Suite
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
SYO Philharmonic presents a number of public performances each year, including the Mosman Music Society concerts and the wonderful Meet the Orchestra concerts which allow musicians to share the experience of music with young children and their families. The orchestra also tours as part of the annual SYO State program to regional NSW.
TUTORIALS, SECTIONALS & MASTERCLASSES
Musicians from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra tutor each section of the orchestra on a regular basis, an association which allows members exposure to the professional music industry. SYO also offers a number of masterclasses with local and international guest artists along with camps and music retreats which offer intensive learning opportunities.
In 2017 Sydney Youth Orchestras will be touring to Europe. Whilst most places have already been filled, there will be a small number offered to successful applicants for The Sydney Youth Orchestra and the SYO Philharmonic. Tour Details.