To celebrate the legacy of one of the most admired music educators of our time, the Sydney Youth Orchestra (SYO) is renaming one of its youth orchestras to the Richard Gill Chamber Orchestra.
Richard was a strong believer that “every child should have the opportunity to learn and create music” and it is this that we wish to celebrate and ensure Richard’s legacy lives on.
Richard Gill was the Chief Conductor at SYO from 1977 -1982 and had not only a life changing impact on the musicians that he connected with but also a profound impact on the highly successful orchestral training program that SYO has today.
This year SYO celebrates 40 years since Richard Gill started the “Babies Proms” program at the Sydney Opera House with The Sydney Youth Orchestra, a program that lives on today with our partnership with the Sydney Opera House and the Kids Music Café. Continue reading SYO ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE RICHARD GILL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA