In March more than 4,800 school students witnessed the SSO in action across eight interactive schools concerts held at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre.
The concerts, on the theme ‘Music for Sport’, were attended by Year 3 to Year 10 students from 35 schools across Greater Sydney, including Campsie Public School, Toongabbie Public School and Canley Vale High School. Seven-year-old Gabriel from Campsie Public School, pictured, features in a new mini-doco by the SSO about his first concert experience in 2016, available to view here.
SSO Managing Director Rory Jeffes says the SSO recognises the importance of Western Sydney as one of Australia’s fastest growing and most diverse regions. ‘As the state orchestra for New South Wales, we are committed to providing young audiences from this important area the opportunity to experience a professional orchestra with the aim of inspiring them to pursue their own artistic talents,’ Mr Jeffes said.