September 4, 2015
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eyo is an independent youth orchestra well known for its vibrant and exciting performances of a wide range of mainly 19th and 20th century symphonic works and concertos. The orchestra has about 75 members aged between 13 and 19 years from a wide range of backgrounds who attend more than 20 different schools around west London.
eyo gives young players the experience of rehearsing and performing music to a very high standard. Vacancies in most sections arise at the end of each academic year as senior players move on to higher education, so if you would be interested in applying please read How to join.
eyo gives four or more concerts a year in various west London venues and also performs at prestigious venues such as The Royal Festival Hall. A highlight of the year is the annual European summer tour when the orchestra gives three concerts and has a great deal of fun! Recent destinations include Germany, Poland, Belgium, France and Spain.
Recent works have included Tchaikovsky Symphony no 5, Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony and the World Premiere of EYO’s own commission (in collaboration with London College of Music) Dark Matter Sounding by British composer Nina Whiteman.
eyo is a self-funded charity and full bursaries are available for subscriptions and tour costs.
The orchestra is conducted by its inspirational Music Director Leon Gee who has an established reputation working with talented young musicians.
For further information please contact Christopher Brown – email@example.com
eyo is an Associate Partner of Ealing Music Service Partnership