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WYOs alumna Gemma New is the 2021 Solti Fellow

Former WYO and WYS violinist Gemma New has been named the Solti Fellow 2021. This is the biggest grant given to US conductors. Gemma has been based in the US since she went there to study conducting at the Peabody … Continue reading

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First WYO rehearsal Wednesday 10 March, Adam Concert Room, 7.15 pm

We’re back in Level 1, so it’s all go!

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WYO 2021 Season announced

The programme for the 2021 season is here. Auditions are now open – audition form under the Auditions tab. Project 1, Transatlantic, includes Barber’s Violin Concerto, Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Concert Saturday 15 May.

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We still have vacancies in most sections of WYO

It’s not too late to send in your audition form for WYO 2021 – look under the Auditions tab.

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WYO Masterworks!

WYO-Masterworks A4 Poster-2 WYO will play the Masterworks concert twice in October, under the baton of Music Director Mark Carter. Concert 1: Sunday 6 October, 3.30 pm, St Andrews on the Terrace Concert 2: Saturday 12 October, 3.30 pm, St … Continue reading

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The best drawn from Wellington Youth Orchestra in taxing programme under Donald Armstrong

Middle C reviews the WYO Dazzle! concert.

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Lex French, WYS alumnus, headlines Jazz Festival

Lex French is bringing his quartet from Canada, Code Quartet, to headline the Jazz Festival.  Top of the bill is the great Herbie Hancock. Code Quartet is just a little further down… Lex is the guy on the far left(trumpet … Continue reading

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Gemma New, WYS alumna and conducting superstar, on the cover of MUSICIAN

Our famous alumna Gemma New, MD of Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in Ontario, Canada, has recently appeared on the front cover of MUSICIAN, the American Federation of Musicians magazine. Here’s the cover:

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It’s not too late to join us!

Both our orchestras have started rehearsing, but it’s not too late to join us for 2019. If you’re interested, complete the application form on this site, and email admin@wyos.org.nz for more information. The 2019 programme for WYO is here: WYO-2019-ƒ  

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Join WYO! Auditions 23 July

If you missed out on auditioning for WYO in March, we’d love to hear from you. We are running pick-up auditions on Monday 23 July 7-9 pm. Email admin@wyos.org.nz to get an audition time.

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