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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

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014 promises to be an exciting year for the Sydney Youth Orchestra and we invite you to join us and be inspired by this vibrant ensemble. Following our 40th Anniversary in 2013 and the resounding success of our young musicians’ performances of works including Mahler’s Symphony No.6, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and other landmark repertoire, we look forward to building on this strength and continuing our role as a vital part of the artistic life of Sydney. The Sydney Youth Orchestra is the premier training organisation for aspiring musicians in Sydney. Drawing members from leading teachers and training institutions, our musicians competitively audition each year. It is a hub for emerging artists, creating links with the profession and forging a pathway to a career in music. Our musicians perform with an infectious

AVAN YU AND THE SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA SUNDAY 23 MARCH, 3PM THE CONCOURSE, CHATSWOOD

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SIMON TEDESCHI AND THE SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA THURSDAY 5 JUNE, 7PM CITY RECITAL HALL, ANGEL PLACE THE GREAT FEAST WEDNESDAY 8 OCTOBER & THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER, 8PM SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE CONCERT HALL TCHAIKOVSKY 4 SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER, 3PM THE CONCOURSE, CHATSWOOD

enthusiasm which will delight audiences and draw you in to discover major works with a fresh perspective. We are committed to the support of new creative work and proudly include pieces by emerging and established Australian composers, all of which are world premieres in our season. Our concerts will be performed in a range of venues featuring guest artists Avan Yu, the winner of the 2012 Sydney International Piano Competition, Simon Tedeschi and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. There is something for everyone. Come and join us in 2014, be immersed in the energy of Sydney’s leading youth orchestra and hear the stars of tomorrow. Max McBride Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Sydney Youth Orchestras


MOZART SYMPHONY No.34 BROPHY PIANO CONCERTO

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AVAN YU & THE SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA SUNDAY 23 MARCH, 3PM THE CONCOURSE, CHATSWOOD Max McBride Conductor Avan Yu Piano MOZART Symphony No.34, K338 BROPHY Piano Concerto SIBELIUS Symphony No.2

Avan Yu, the winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition joins us for our opening concert in The Concourse, Chatswood. Avan will be triumphantly returning to Australia to perform a new piano concerto by prominent Australian composer Gerard Brophy. Be transfixed by Sibelius’ most popular work, Symphony No.2 and Mozart’s Symphony No.34 in C.

This concert will also be presented at the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta For details visit riversideparramatta.com.au


SIMON TEDESCHI & THE SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA THURSDAY 5 JUNE, 7PM

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CITY RECITAL HALL, ANGEL PLACE Max McBride Conductor Simon Tedeschi Piano GLINKA Russlan & Ludmilla: Overture GRIEG Piano Concerto DVORAK Symphony No.9

Spend a joyous evening with the Sydney Youth Orchestra at City Recital Hall Angel Place and hear the uplifting sounds of Dvorak’s Symphony From the New World. This work, No.6 on the ABC Classic 100, features one of the best known Largo melodies of all time. Bringing a wealth of experience as an awarded young performer, Simon Tedeschi collaborates with the SYO. In his hands, Grieg’s Piano Concerto, one of his few large scale works, radiates warmth and lyricism from first note to last.


THE GREAT FEAST WEDNESDAY 8 OCTOBER & THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER, 8PM CONCERT HALL, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE Brett Weymark Conductor Peter Coleman Wright Baritone Sydney Philharmonia Choirs BORODIN Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances HINDSON New work WALTON Belshazzar’s Feast SYO’s allocation of tickets for this concert is strictly limited in B Reserve of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. Subscribers will be given first priority.

The Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Sydney Youth Orchestra collaborate in the Sydney Opera House over two electric nights, with three grand scale works including a new piece by Matthew Hindson and William Walton’s magnificent Belshazzar’s Feast. This thrilling program features soloist Peter Coleman Wright, professional musicians immersed within the orchestra, a 400 voice choir and a wealth of brass!


TCHAIKOVSKY 4 SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER, 3PM

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THE CONCOURSE, CHATSWOOD Max McBride Conductor DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune SKIPWORTH New work SMETANA Wallenstein’s Camp TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4

Join us for Debussy’s most captivating orchestral work, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, a 10-minute work that’s considered a turning point in the history of music, inspired by impressionist paintings. We proudly feature a new composition by emerging Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth, continuing our commitment to supporting the creation of new music. The program will also include a thrilling tone poem by Smetana. From the exquisite horn opening, the intense and dramatic Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 is an emotional tour de force that blazes with passion and the perfect finale to our season.


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AVAN YU & SYO SUNDAY 23 MARCH, 3PM THE CONCOURSE, CHATSWOOD

THE GREAT FEAST WEDNESDAY 8 OCTOBER & THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER, 8PM SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, CONCERT HALL

SIMON TEDESCHI & SYO THURSDAY 5 JUNE, 7PM CITY RECITAL HALL, ANGEL PLACE

TCHAIKOVSKY 4 SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER 3PM THE CONCOURSE, CHATSWOOD

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2014 SUBSCRIPTION 4 CONCERTS $160

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OTHER SYO EVENTS With ten orchestras and ensembles, SYO presents a number of additional concerts throughout the year to complement our subscription series. Together we inspire excellence, presenting public concerts and

performing in major community events such as Carols in the Domain, energetic Toddlers Proms, as well as outreach programs including concerts and workshops in regional NSW.

FAMILY CONCERTS

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SATURDAY 5 APRIL Sydney Conservatorium SATURDAY 14 JUNE Shore School, North Sydney SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER Shore School, North Sydney SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER Sydney Conservatorium

6-9 JUNE 2014 Peter Seymour Orchestra & Symphonic Wind Orchestra Grafton & Coffs Harbour

MEET THE ORCHESTRA

11-14 SEPTEMBER 2014 SYO Philharmonic Gulgong & Dubbo

SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER The Concourse, Chatswood Featuring Brian Buggy and the SYO Philharmonic Recommended for audiences aged 3-8

LEMONY SNICKET, THE COMPOSER IS DEAD FRIDAY 8 AUGUST & SATURDAY 9 AUGUST A musical whodunit for narrator and orchestra Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

*This brochure is correct at the time of printing. SYO reserves the right to vary, substitute or withdraw advertised programs and venues.


PERFORMING WITH THE SYO IS AN EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANY OTHER IT TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY. Meg Cohen, SYO Member 2003 -2014


Sydney Youth Orchestras gratefully acknowledges our generous supporters, and applauds their commitment to youth and the cultural vibrancy of our community.

SALUTE MAJOR PARTNERS

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SYO FOUNDATION LIFE PATRONS

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Steve Bell Jan Bowen Peter Davidson Martin Dickson AM Timothy Samway Mike Thompson

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Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir Governor of New South Wales

ARTISTIC PATRON Rev.Dr. Arthur Bridge AM

SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRAS BOARD Jan Bowen, Chair Anthony Bell , Deputy Chair Timothy Samway, Treasurer Jill Bryant Geraldine Doogue Tony Gray Jon North Pieter Oomens


Sydney Youth Orchestras 182 Cumberland Street The Rocks NSW 2000

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SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRAS MANAGEMENT Max McBride, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Bernie Heard, General Manager Susan Hart, Business Manager Rosalind Horton, Manager Artistic Operations David Curro, Event Operations Manager Sarah Stapleton, Marketing Coordinator Casey Green, Operations Assistant Lynne Sanderson, Geek In Residence Gail Pryor, Archivist

Photography Robert Catto


2014 SYO Concert Series