The Gift of Music
Sydney Youth Orchestras’ ensembles and orchestras perform over 70 pieces of music a year costing over $30,000 for purchase and hire and to reproduce for our 550 musicians.
Each piece of music added to the SYO Music Library allows us to play that music at no additional cost and provides a shared resource for musicians and community groups alike.
With the Gift of Music, scores can be purchased outright, with the donors named assigned to that piece or apportioned to the total purchase price. Our patrons have found this a lovely way of signifying a special occasion or remembering a loved one. Here is our repertoire wishlist
The Big Busk
The Big Busk is Australia’s only public celebration of youth and orchestral music. Running now for 2 years, The Big Busk has secured its position as a highlight in Sydney’s October calendar. In 2019, nearly 600 musicians and alumni from SYO brought Sydney to life with 10-hours of consecutive live performances.
All money raised supports SYO’s critical business infrastructure, whether that be to support our expanding database and internal processes or to grow our music library and also to help acquire much needed orchestral instruments for our ensembles.