Sydney Youth Orchestras is the leading orchestral training and education provider in New South Wales and was founded as a single orchestra in 1973 by the visionary music educator and conductor, Peter Seymour.
Over 45 years it has grown to become a community of over 500 young musicians, aged 6-24, from all over Sydney and beyond. We gather weekly for rehearsals in the city and Western Sydney, in twelve different ensembles carefully constructed to match skill, age and experience.
Our Autumn Showcase will feature four of SYO’s five senior orchestras. Join us as our students showcase their learning each term in a concert all are welcome to attend. These concerts are the perfect opportunity to come and see what SYO is all about.
Western Sydney Youth Orchestra
In 2018, under the leadership of respected music educator and conductor, James Pensini, WSYO will perform a diverse and ambitious program, exploring works by composers such as Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Beethoven.
Peter Seymour Orchestra
The Peter Seymour Orchestra, named after the founder of the Sydney Youth Orchestra Association. In this concert, Peter Seymour Orchestra will perform repertoire by some of the greatest artists of the Classical canon, including composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn.
Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Under the baton of respected educator and conductor James Pensini, the Symphonic Wind Orchestra, an ensemble of over 70 young musicians, will perform diverse range of repertoire from popular 20th Century film scores and jazz standards, through to core orchestral repertoire.
The SYO Philharmonic is the organisation’s second most senior ensemble, a full symphony orchestra led by acclaimed Australian conductor, composer and educator, Brian Buggy OAM. In 2018, the SYO Philharmonic will be exploring 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.