Beethoven, Holst and Grieg

Penrith Youth Orchestra members.
Penrith Youth Orchestra members.

The Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Joan and Penrith Symphony Orchestra will present the third public performance by the Penrith Youth Orchestra (PYO) on Sunday, May 26, at 3pm.

The concert features music from Beethoven, Holst and Grieg, and is a sublime opportunity to witness the outcome of a long-term vision by its three founding partners to build musical and orchestral skills in young musicians in western Sydney.

From its beginnings as Penrith Strings in 2015, the PYO program has been developing and showcasing talent in the Penrith, Western Sydney and Blue Mountains communities. The orchestra is currently comprised of some 55 young musicians across strings, percussion, brass and woodwind.

Catherine Sutcliffe, parent to a long-term PYO member, says she has been thoroughly impressed with the expert guidance and advice about the music, instrumental techniques and ensemble playing that has resulted in this extraordinary display of young musical talent;

Enjoy the extraordinary talents of Penrith's own youth orchestra musicians as they are joined on stage by musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Penrith Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 26 May at 3pm.

Tickets $20/$15, see www.thejoan.com.au/events/musicians-from-the-aco-penrith-youth-orchestra/.