2016 Concert Series

Newcastle Youth Orchestra Classics on the Boardwalk
Christmas in Civic Park: Serenade Under the Stars


When:                         Friday 2 December, 5:00pm-9:30pm

Where:                        Civic Park, Newcastle


Free event

Join us for a festive concert event with repertoire from all things "christmassy"! Newcastle Youth Orchestra and Newcastle Youth Orchestra Kids will be joined by The Australian Army Band Newcastle, Newcastle Conservatorium Choirs and special guest artsits to celebrate the festive season in Civic Park. Hear the premiere of 2016 Loft Project composer Gabrielle Cadenhead, Under the Stars.


Bring a picnic rug, a hamper or enjoy a feast from one of the food outlets in the park while we serenade you under the stars. Orchestra's take to the stage from 6pm.

Newcastle Youth Orchestra British Proms
New Frontiers


Newcastle Youth Orchestra presents a program to inspire and entertain all audiences. With works by some of the the greatest pioneers in music, NYO will perform a number of large-scale works.


Joined by special guest soloist, Sally Walker, Newcastle Youth Orchestra will perform a newly composed piece by Australian composer, Elena Kats-Chernin. Hunter Singers will join to perform in a newly commission work thanks to the NSW Arts Unit, by Sally Whitwell and local composer William Jeffery revises his 2014 commission #NYOLO.


The concert will be conducted by NYO conductor David Thompson, and guest conductor Mark Shiell (with thanks to the Loft Project, funded by Australian Youth Orchestra).


When:                        Saturday 17 September, 7.00pm

Where:                       Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle

Tickets:                      Ticketek or phone 02 4929 1977

Newcastle Youth Orchestra 2014 Tour
Kids Classics: Regional Tours


Newcastle Youth Orchestra is going on tour! Packing up our Musical Music Time Machine, the orchestra will travel with it all the way to NSW's midnorth coast via the Hunter!


Scone                       4 June 2016, 2pm

                                  Scone High School

                                  Tickets via Upper Hunter Conservatorium


Port Macquarie       22 May 2016, 2pm

                                  The Glasshouse




Kids Classics: Magical Music Time Machine

When:                        Saturday 2 April, 2.00pm

Where:                       Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle

Tickets:                      Ticketek


Join Newcastle Youth Orchestra as we board the Music Time Machine and navigate our way through the past.

This exciting concert will be lead by guest conductor, Ms Charissa Ferguson,  and talented students of the orchestra perform works by Haydn, Handel and Gershwin, with a quick little pitstop by Hogwarts.


Be blown away by our brass, plucked by our strings and whizzed by our woodwinds, while our percussionists pummel us through the sands of time. It's a concert for the whole family to enjoy.


Get in fast to purchase your tickets, this concert sold out in 2015!

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