Sydney City Youth Ballet and SYO Philharmonic Present TOGETHER LIVE

Sydney City Youth Ballet and SYO Philharmonic Present TOGETHER LIVE

With Special Guest Performances by Queensland Ballet’s MIA HEATHCOTE & JOEL WOELLNER, as well as ALEXANDER SMITH (John Cranko Schule, Stuttgart) & AARON MATHESON (Sydney Dance Company Pre Professional Year)

TOGETHER LIVE is a delightful mix of classical and contemporary ballet and music by the artists of the Sydney City Youth Ballet (Artistic Director Lucinda Dunn OAM) and the 60 piece SYO Philharmonic (conducted by Brian Buggy OAM) on Friday 22 September and Saturday 23 September 2017 at The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood. Witness the ballet and orchestral stars of tomorrow performing in perfect harmony in a delightful mix of classical and contemporary under the direction of the Sydney City Youth Ballet’s Artistic Director Lucinda Dunn OAM with SYO Philharmonic conducted by Brian Buggy OAM.

“In this the first collaboration between the Sydney City Youth Ballet and the Sydney Youth Orchestra, we are continuing the mission to bring together the stars of tomorrow with the stars of today in announcing that the Queensland Ballet’s Joel Woellner and Mia Heathcote will perform the Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux” - Lucinda Dunn, Artistic Director of the Sydney City Youth Ballet.

TOGETHER LIVE is a wonderful opportunity for audiences to witness quality musicians and dancers in a wonderful program at affordable prices, whilst supporting Australia’s talented youth. The program includes: New Classical Ballet Choreographed by Wim Broeckx, Music by Prokofiev Symphony No 1 Les Corsaire Grand Pas de Deux Music by Adolphe Adams Waltz of the Flowers - The Nutcracker Choreographer Tanya Pearson OAM, Music by Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux Music by Tchaikovsky, With Guest Artists Joel Woellner & Mia Heathcote of The Queensland Ballet ** Les Sylphides Pas de Deux with special guest performance by Alexander Smith Music by Chopin World Premiere of “The Sky is Falling” Choreographed by Adam Blanch, Music by Peter Schulthorpe - Earth Cry with special guest performance by Aaron Matheson

“Collecting my granddaughter from her adored ballet each week, prompted me to approach her school about a collaboration, between their amazing young dancers and our amazing young musicians. Well, here we are, challenged both sides of the footlights: experiencing the variables of live performance, changing tempos, jeopardised grand jetés and phrases bent to fit unseen movement above the pit. What an opportunity for our young artists! What joy!” - Brian Buggy OAM, SYO Philharmonic Conductor

Established over 20 years ago by Tanya Pearson, the Sydney City Youth Ballet provides the essential and valuable experience for emerging dancers to perform full length Ballets alongside professional Guest Artists. Many of the past performers are now Principals in companies around the world and used the Sydney City Youth Ballet as a stepping stone in their career development. The SYO Philharmonic is Sydney Youth Orchestras’ second most senior ensemble, a full symphony orchestra of over 80 young musicians, comprised of 54 strings, plus harp, double woodwind, full brass, horns and percussion led by acclaimed Australian conductor, composer and educator, Brian Buggy OAM. Indeed, Australia’s professional orchestras simply would not exist without this concentrated training, and the Sydney Youth Orchestras is a place to learn the valuable practical skills which transform students into professionals. 

TOGETHER LIVE Friday, 22nd September, 7:00pm Saturday, 23rd September, 2:00pm Saturday, 23rd September, 7.00pm The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW Tickets Adult $50 + booking fee | Concession/Child/Student/Senior $25 + booking fee

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