classical music

Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra 75th Anniversary Concert

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Turbulent Brahms, soulful Sibelius and electrifying Bernstein: join these young players for a panoramic performance.

Under the baton of Musical Director Robert Hodge, the Main Orchestra performs Brahms’ Tragic Overture, the darker companion to his Academic Festival Overture.

Brahms said of the pair, ‘one laughs while the other cries.’

Sibelius' Second Symphony traces a dramatic transformation from serene to exultant, bringing the full orchestra together for a stunning finale.

The orchestra is joined by star violinist and regular SYO soloist Joo Yeon Sir to perform Wieniawski’s sparkling Concerto No.1.

The Training Orchestra and their conductor Dan Shilladay perform music by Beethoven and the March from Elgar’s Wand of Youth Suite No.2.

Past players from across the years – many of whom have gone on to work with some of Europe's leading ensembles – join a specially formed Alumni Orchestra.

They play Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture, a musical portrait of London, conducted by former Musical Director Adrian Brown.

The concert finishes in style with all the current Stoneleigh members on stage together to perform ‘Mambo’ from Bernstein's West Side Story.


Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra
Robert Hodge conductor
Joo Yeon Sir violin
Stoneleigh Training Orchestra
Dan Shilladay conductor
Stoneleigh Alumni Orchestra
Adrian Brown conductor


Elgar: Overture, Cockaigne (In London Town)
Brahms: Tragic Overture
Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.14
Beethoven: Allegro molto - Allegro con brio (1st movement) from Symphony No.1
Elgar: March from The Wand of Youth, Suite No.2
Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D
Bernstein: Mambo from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Dates & times

28 Jun 2020
Approximate run time: 180 mins
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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£10 - £20
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
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