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The Sydney City Youth Ballet and the SYO Philharmonic


With a Guest Performance by Queensland Ballet’s MIA HEATHCOTE & JOEL WOELLNER

Sydney’s most talented young musicians and dancers embark on a landmark collaboration of classical and contemporary ballet and music this Spring

Performing in perfect harmony, 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 SYO Philharmonic (conducted by Brian Buggy OAM) on Friday 22 September and Saturday 23 September 2017 at The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood.

 “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  the ballet and orchestral stars of tomorrow in a wonderful program at affordable prices, whilst supporting Australia’s talented youth.

The program includes:

Classical Symphony

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

Music by Chopin

World Premiere of “The Sky is Falling”

Choreographed by Adam Blanch, Music by Peter Schulthorpe – Earth Cry

“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 Sydney City Youth Ballet stages annual productions at local theatres in Sydney, offering discounted prices to Schools, Retirement Villages, Community Groups and the General Public – The Sydney City Youth Ballet brings dance to the public at affordable prices.

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.


Friday, 22nd September, 7:00pm

Saturday, 23rd September, 2:00pm

Saturday, 23rd September, 7.00pm

The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW


Adult $50 + booking fee | Concession/Child/Student/Senior $25 + booking fee