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The young British conductor Geoffrey Paterson is admired for his impressive grasp of detail, responsiveness to musicians, and his ability to shape and make music from the most complex scores, with natural authority. Highlights of 2017/18 include the world premiere of Tansy Davies’ new opera Cave with the Royal Opera House/London Sinfonietta, debuts with the Orchestre National de Lille, National Orchestra of Belgium and Basel Sinfonietta, and appearances with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre Wales, and Red Note Ensemble.


Depart Sydney

11 April Arrive London-Cardiff Morning: arrive in London Afternoon: travel to Cardiff 12 April Cardiff Morning/afternoon: rehearsal with Geoffrey Paterson, visit Cardiff Castle Evening: attend a concert by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales 13 April Cardiff Morning: side-by-side playing with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Afternoon/evening: SYO rehearsal and concert at BBC Hoddinott Hall 14 April Cardiff to Manchester Morning/afternoon: travel to Manchester, workshop with the Hallé Orchestra Evening: attend a concert by the Hallé Orchestra 15 April Manchester to London Morning: audition seminar at the Royal Northern College of Music, sightseeing in Manchester Afternoon: travel to London 16 April London Morning: workshop with the London Symphony Orchestra Afternoon/evening: audition seminar at the Royal College of Music & attend a concert in London 17 April London Morning/early afternoon: sectional coaching sessions with the Philharmonia Orchestra Late Afternoon: sightseeing in London 18 April London Morning: sectional coaching sessions with the Philharmonia Orchestra Afternoon: SYO rehearsal with Philharmonia Orchestra players playing side-by-side Evening: SYO concert with Philharmonia Orchestra players playing side-by-side 19 April London to Cambridge (Good Friday)

Morning/afternoon: attend a concert at the Barbican Centre Afternoon: travel to Cambridge

20 April Cambridge Morning/afternoon: SYO rehearsal and concert in Cambridge Late afternoon: free time to explore the picturesque city of Cambridge 21 April Cambridge to Oxford (Easter Sunday) 22 April

Morning: travel to Oxford Afternoon: visit Blenheim Palace

Oxford Morning: workshop with the Oxford Philharmonic (Easter Monday) Afternoon: free time to explore the beautiful city of Oxford

23 April Oxford Morning/afternoon: rehearsals with Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra Evening: SYO concert with Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra at Oxford Town Hall 24 April

Depart London

25 April

Arrive Sydney

Morning: travel to London and depart

Bridgewater Hall, home to the Hallé Orchestra.

The Chapel at King’s College, Cambridge.

Blenheim Palace, Oxford.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS SYO CONCERTS VENUES: BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff; Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, London or LSO St Luke’s, London; King’s College Chapel, Cambridge or West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge; Oxford Town Hall. SYO WORKSHOPS & SIDE-BY-SIDE PLAYING: BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Hallé Orchestra, Manchester; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra London; Oxford Philharmonic. SYO AUDITION SEMINARS: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester; Royal College of Music, London. ATTENDING REHEARSALS AND CONCERTS: BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Hallé Orchestra, Manchester; Philharmonia Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra (depending on final concert schedules). SIGHTSEEING: visit Cardiff Castle and Blenheim Place and explore the stunning and fascinating cities of London, Cambridge and Oxford.

ARTS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM Arts Administrators will have the unique opportunity to experience an international orchestral tour and will be given the chance to meet with leading figures in the UK music industry who are working in concert venues, for symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, music festivals and artist agencies. The program will accept a maximum of 8 participants.

TOUR COST The tour cost is based on the draft itinerary listed above. TOUR COST FOR SYO PLAYERS & ARTS ADMINISTRATION ATTENDEES: AUD$6,400 per person



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Economy class flights Sydney-London and London-Sydney; Instrument hire and freight; Land travel by private air-conditioned coach including parking, road tolls, and accommodation and meals for the coach drivers; 13 nights’ accommodation in 2 to 3-star hotel accommodation; Meals including breakfast each morning at the hotel and lunch and dinner each day; Venue hire and arrangements for SYO concerts in Cardiff, London, Cambridge and Oxford; Workshops and side-by-side playing including venue hire in Cardiff, Manchester, London and Oxford; Low price tickets for performances in Cardiff, Manchester and London; Entrance fees for sightseeing activities as stated in the draft itinerary; Tips for drivers, local guides and for meals included in the draft itinerary; SYO and Hayllar Music Tours staff to accompany the group throughout the tour.

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Transfers to/from Sydney airport at the beginning and end of the tour; Travel insurance; Instrument insurance; Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls; Snacks for the tour group.

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SYO UK Tour Draft Itinerary  
SYO UK Tour Draft Itinerary