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).
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.