Sydney Youth Orchestras (SYO), in partnership with Riverside Theatres, is proud to announce the very first Western Sydney Youth Orchestra (WSYO). This new orchestra pulls together the best young musicians from across Western Sydney to rehearse each week and then perform together in a series of concerts throughout 2017 and beyond in Sydney’s Central city and Parramatta. This new orchestra pulls together the best young musicians from across Western Sydney to rehearse each week and then perform together in a series of concerts throughout 2017 and beyond in Sydney’s Central city, Parramatta. Established in consultation with community and responding to the needs of young aspirational musicians, WSYO will enhance and complement the already excellent work undertaken by music teachers and schools in Western Sydney.
This concert will also bring together over 200 members of the SYO Orchestral Program; SYO Philharmonic, The Peter Seymour Orchestra and the Symphonic Wind Orchestras performing a selection of works from some of Europe’s greatest composers. Spanning over three-hundred years of music from Frescobaldi’s dramatic, early baroque Toccata; to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 2nd movement, performed as a complete work due to its popularity; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, known as “Little Russian” for its use of Ukrainian folk songs; there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
SYO Philharmonic – Conducted by Brian Buggy OAM
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.2
Western Sydney Youth Orchestra – Conducted by James Pensini
Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov Arr. Meyer – Capriccio Espagnol
Ludwig van Beethoven Arr. Leidig – Symphony No. 7, 2nd Movement
Bedrich Smetana Arr. Meyer – The Moldau
The Peter Seymour Orchestra – Conducted by John Ockwell
Haydn – Symphony No. 104 in D major
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No.1, 1st Movement
Symphonic Wind Orchestra – Conducted by James Pensini
Girolamo Frescobaldi Arr. Slocum – Toccata
Gustav Holst – Suite No. 2 in F
Date & Time: 26 March at 2pm