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Bellingen Youth Orchestra’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations – Bellingen High School
December 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MATINEE CONCERT 2 pm EVENING CONCERT 7 pm
Excitement is growing as Bellingen Youth Orchestra prepares for its 10th Year Anniversary
Celebrations. The celebrations will include a series of concerts spanning over three days.
There will be five concerts (7th & 8th) December for primary schools, followed by two
concerts on 9th December with BYO’s patron, world renowned pianist David Helfgott, and
In recognition of BYO’s value to our community, Bellingen Shire Council provided BYO
with a Community Support Fund grant to assist with financing the Concerts for Schools
(PROMS) program. The grant enables all Primary School students attending Primary
Schools within the shire to attend an orchestral concert at no cost to the school or
Gaining the BSC grant was made possible by the ongoing support of the Bellingen Shire
School Community, and of organisations such as Camp Creative, Bellingen Fine Music
Festival, David & Gillian Helfgott, Bellingen Youth Hub, The Australian Chamber Orchestra
and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
“Through both the ongoing delivery of its orchestral training programs and the planned 10th
anniversary celebrations, Bellingen Youth Orchestra (BYO) is enabling local residents of all ages to
access and experience the sheer thrill of live symphonic orchestral performance, to develop their
instrumental and pedagogy skills, and pursue their musical aspirations.” Linda Lorenza, Sydney
Symphony’s Director of Learning and Engagement 24/5/17.
The Concerts for Schools will include some exciting music from film, as well as examples
of orchestral repertoire across the genres.
For the 10th Anniversary Celebratory concert with David Helfgott, BYO Artisitic Director,
Annie Phelan has selected a program of works including Rimsky Korsakov’s Capriccio
Espagnol, and a selection of music from past and present BYO repertoire.
Alumni of the BYO joining BYO for this concert include Suzanne Sherrington, Esther
Henderson, Lachlan Wilkins, Blake Cutler, Natasha Dyason, and Liam Mallinson. Also rejoining
BYO for this concert will be many past BYO players, swelling the size of the BYO
to incorporate more than 90 musicians!
BYO Patrons, David and Gillian Helfgott, have volunteered their time and energy into
joining in the celebrations. David has been both an inspiration and a great mentor to BYO
over the ten years and he is absolutely bursting with enthusiasm to play with the
orchestra again. It is a partnership which has brought great joy to all involved, including
the audiences that have supported the BYO’s growth and development over the past 10
There will be two concerts on Saturday 9th December – a matinee at 2pm and an evening
concert at 7pm. To avoid disappointment, BYO advise the pre-purchase of tickets.
Tickets available online at www.byo-10years.eventbrite.com.au and at Waterfall Way
Visitor Centre in Bellingen.
Adults $30 Concession $20 Child/School Student FREE
Bellingen Youth Orchestra
10th Anniversary Concert
With David Helfgott, BYO Alumni & Friends
Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol”
and a selection of BYO & David Helfgott’s favourites!
Bellingen High School MPC
Saturday 9th December 2017
2PM & 7PM
Tickets: Adult $30 Concession $20
Child/School Student FREE
& Waterfall Way Visitor Centre, Bellingen