Western Sydney Youth Orchestra
The Western Sydney Youth Orchestra (WSYO) is the newest in the SYO family, with 2017 being it's inaugural year. Based in Parramatta, WSYO offers highly reputable orchestral training to young musicians living locally, reducing the barriers between where they live and the opportunities they can seize! This orchestra will, led by highly esteemed conductor and educator James Pensini, focus on the essentials of orchestral playing and performance, tackling repertoire ranging from the Classical to Romantic periods. This project has been made possible through the support of Founding Partners Fort St Capital and Dixon Advisory. By joining WSYO young musicians from Western Sydney will connect with over 450 other talented young people and become part of the SYO family.
The Western Sydney Youth Orchestra seeks applications from all string, wind, brass and percussion musicians 12 years and over, AMEB Grade 5 - minimum or equivalent.
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REPERTOIRE FOR 2017
Beethoven, Ludwig van (arr. Leidig) - Symphony No. 7, Second Movement
Brahms, Johannes (arr. Leidig) - Symphony No. 1, Fourth Movement
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai (arr. Meyer) - Capriccio Espagnol
Rossini, Giacomo (arr. Lehmeier) - William Tell Overture
Smetana, Bedrich (arr. Meyer) - The Moldau
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES The Western Sydney Youth Orchestra will present a number of concerts throughout Western Sydney in 2017 as well as perform in the SYO seasonal showcase concerts.
17 June - Winter Showcase - SHORE School, North Sydney
9 December - Summer Showcase - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
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.
Western Sydney Youth Orchestra Partners