Penrith Youth Orchestra with ACO Education Ensemble

Orchestra members
Orchestra members

Following the success of their inaugural performance in May 2018, the Penrith Youth Orchestra will present a concert filled with orchestral and chamber music favourites, including music by Beethoven, Wagner and Dvorak directed by conductor Paul Terracini.

Young stars: Penrith Youth Orchestra play at The Joan on November 25, joined by the Australian Chamber Orchestra Education Ensemble.

Young stars: Penrith Youth Orchestra play at The Joan on November 25, joined by the Australian Chamber Orchestra Education Ensemble.

The concert will also feature a performance from the Australian Chamber Orchestra Education Ensemble, who will perform works by Mozart and Piazzolla.

The Joan is proud to present this exciting performance and showcase the outcome of a long-term vision by the PSO, The Joan and the ACO to build musical and orchestral skills in young musicians in western Sydney, supported by the Crown Resorts Foundation’s Western Sydney Arts Initiative.

Penrith Conservatorium manager, Meena Ahn, said it was important that young people in western Sydney had opportunities to participate in a high-quality orchestral program.

“Penrith Youth Orchestra offers an exceptional opportunity for young western Sydney musicians to be trained by and perform alongside professional musicians from the PSO and the ACO in the fine rehearsal facilities and concert hall at The Joan,” she said.

“During the rehearsals and workshops, students receive expert guidance and advice about the music, instrumental techniques and ensemble playing.

“The mentorship and support of the professional musicians has inspired a passion in these young musicians to pursue music for the long term, including, for some, tertiary music studies and beyond.”

Enjoy the extraordinary talents of the musicians, who range in age from eight to 21, as they take to the stage on Sunday, November 25 at The Joan at 3pm. Tickets are adults $15, concession $10. Book at thejoan.com.au or on 4723 7600.

Penrith Conservatorium is offering six highly sought-after scholarships through a competitive application and live audition process. The scholarships provide the chance for students to take their gift to the next level. 

Applications close November 30. They are open to residents of greater western Sydney. (Some scholarships require residency within Penrith LGA.) See thejoan.com.au/penrith-conservatorium-music/.