Peter Seymour Orchestra

The Peter Seymour Orchestra (PSO), named after the founder of the Sydney Youth Orchestra Association, is where many of our musicians will get their first chance to tackle major orchestral repertoire. With a focus on classical and early romantic repertoire, PSO is an ideal training ground for aspiring orchestral musicians to strengthen their ensemble skills, instrumental technique and understanding of style and symphonic form.

The Peter Seymour Orchestra falls under the baton of John Ockwell (SYO Alumni).

Repertoire Highlights

MOZART Symphony 41, Jupiter


MOZART Idomeneo Overture


HAYDN Symphony No.  102


HAYDN Symphony No. 94


MOZART Marriage of Figaro Overture


SCHUBERT Symphony No. 4 "Tragic"


HAYDN Symphony No. 99 in Eb Major


HAYDN Symphony No. 101 "Clock"


BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor

Who was Peter Seymour?

Peter James Seymour (1932–1987), choirmaster and conductor, was born on 2 March 1932 in Malvern, Melbourne. He obtained a primary teacher’s certificate from Melbourne Teachers’ College and then studied music at the University of Melbourne (Mus.Bac., 1959).Throughout his career Seymour contributed greatly to many community music groups. Founder of the Sydney Youth Orchestra in 1973, he also served as our musical director and chairman for many years.

Concerts and Events
Past Events

SYO Activate

SYO Activate was a wonderful event which showcased all the hard work each of our ensembles have put in over the past year. The end-of-year

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Coming Up

2022 Winter Showcase

Winter Showcase Saturday June 25 10am – 8pm The Sydney Conservatorium of Music About Conductors Concert Details Winter Showcase is an opportunity for our young

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“I’ve always loved the regional tours. I remember when SYO came to my hometown, I loved it so much that I joined that same year! For me, seeing regional students have that same experience is priceless. While there were so many highlights on tour, my favourite part would have to be seeing everyone’s faces light up after our performance in Mudgee. We could tell our hours of rehearsing had paid off, and the joy was evident in everyone’s smiles. Thank SYO for allowing us this amazing opportunity.” –Isabeau




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