February 11, 2017
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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 90 members aged between 13 and 19 years from a wide range of backgrounds who attend more than 30 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 the Sibelius Violin Concerto with world-famous British violinist Tasmin Little, Tchaikovsky Symphony no 5, Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibtion, 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 has a mentoring partnership with the English Chamber Orchestra, with whom joint performances include Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Future plans include a joint performance of Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, together with the London Oriana Choir and LCM Chorus as part of the 2016 Ealing Music and Film Festival.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
eyo is an Associate Partner of Ealing Music Service Partnership