SYO Philharmonic

The SYO Philharmonic (SYOP) is the organisation’s second most senior ensemble which is comprised of 70 young musicians, comprised of strings, plus harp, full woodwind, brass, and percussion. This full-scale symphonic orchestra is an opportunity for musicians to hone their orchestral technique and ensemble skills with masterpieces of the orchestral canon. The SYO Philharmonic explore a challenging and diverse body of works, ranging from the Late-Romantic masters such as Wagner, Brahms and Tchaikovsky, to twentieth century composers including Shostakovich, Holst and Prokofiev.

The SYO Philharmonic falls under the baton of Steve Williams.

Repertoire Highlights



VERDI La Forza del Destino, Overture


BRITTEN Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra


TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36


RAVEL Bolero


SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2


KOEHNE Powerhouse


TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

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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“My experience with SYO has been the most rewarding and stimulating thing for me as a young musician. The breadth of opportunities I have been offered through SYO has been highlight of my musical experience and has shaped me into the musician I am today. I am proud to be a member of Sydney Youth Orchestras.” –Mia




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