The Sydney Youth Orchestra
The Sydney Youth Orchestra is SYO’s flagship orchestra and features 100 of Sydney’s most talented young musicians. Since 1973, it has been the training ground for Australia’s future professional musicians, and its alumni can be heard in every major orchestra in Australia; they include Richard Tognetti, Kirsten Williams, Nigel Westlake, Shefali Pryor, Anne-Louise Comerford, Marina Marsden, Philip Arkinstall, Geoff O’Reilly, Matthew Coorey, Lyn Williams, Paul Goodchild and many more. Indeed, Australia’s professional orchestras simply would not exist without this concentrated training, and the Sydney Youth Orchestras is a place to learn the valuable practical skills which transform students into professionals. The Sydney Youth Orchestra provides outstanding and innovative training and performance activities that lead to the continued development of a musician’s technical and artistic excellence. Programs are broad ranging, including chamber music, orchestral music from the Classical, Romantic and Contemporary traditions, as well as new works by Australian composers. The Sydney Youth Orchestra will be seeking applications from all strings, wind, brass and percussion musicians aged up to 24 years, AMEB Grade 8 Minimum.
2018 Rehearsals; Sundays from 11am - 1pm, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Venue; St Mary's Cathedral College
Full time tertiary players receive $225 fee reduction in 2017.
Alexander Briger AO is the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor for Sydney Youth Orchestras.
REPERTOIRE FOR 2017
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphonic Variations
ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius
MUSSORGSKY (arr. RAVEL) Pictures at an Exhibition
PALMER New work
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES The Sydney Youth Orchestra presents and partners with other arts organisations such as the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs to present an annual series of concerts in leading venues across Sydney. The orchestra also tours to regional venues and festivals in across NSW and participates in high profile public events, such as Carols in the Domain and Australia Day functions.
TUTORIALS, SECTIONALS & MASTERCLASSES Musicians from the Sydney Symphony, 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 master classes with international guest artists and attend music retreats which offer intensive learning opportunities.
INTERNATIONAL TOUR 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.