This April, eighty-six of Sydney Youth Orchestras’ most talented young musicians from the greater Sydney region, aged between sixteen and twenty-five, embark on a landmark music education tour. The Sydney Youth Orchestra’s European tour will visit the musically significant and magnificent cities of Vienna, Budapest, Salzburg, Prague and Berlin. While the tour will give students the opportunity to perform in world-renowned venues, more importantly, the tour will give these young musicians the opportunity to work and develop connections with the world’s leading classical musicians and attend performances by world-class orchestras.
Sydney Youth Orchestras is celebrating this incredible educational opportunity for our city’s future musicians by showcasing some of the repertoire that will be performed and workshopped overseas in a performance at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In this first concert of 2017, The Sydney Youth Orchestra will harness the massive forces required for Mussorgsky's perennial favourite known simply as Pictures. Many will know and love all 10 movements of Mussorgsky’s descriptive masterwork, but in particular the final depiction of "The Great Gate of Kiev" will feature in SYO's last concert in Berlin on Friday 21 April.
The tour will commence in Vienna and move through iconic cities renowned for their classical music history. The feature of this tour will be masterclasses with four of the great orchestras of today - the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Vienna, Berlin and Czech Philharmonic Orchestras. Additionally, SYO alumnus and professional cellist, Peter Morrison (member of the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra) has invited eight of our musicians to rehearse and perform with the Copenhagen Youth Chamber Orchestra immediately following the end of our tour in Berlin. The Australian Ambassador will be attending the performance and will welcome them to Denmark. These eight pre-professional Sydney Youth Orchestra musicians will also perform for the official Australian Government ANZAC commemorations in Copenhagen.
2 April 2017 2:00PM
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium Of Music
Tickets here: https://sydneyyouthorchestras.iwannaticket.com.au/event/intrepid-voyagers-MTIwOTA