Queensland Youth Symphony, 1973

Queensland Youth Symphony, 1973

Join our QYO Alumni Family. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect and share stories dating back to 1966

Next year QYO will celebrate the organisations 50th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, QYS presents works of celebration and splendour which can be viewed here.  

Our QYO Alumni Family aims to provide:

  • Networking opportunities, annual events for staying in touch, and opportunities to reconnect with alumni colleagues.
  • Submit a picture, testimonial or news
  • Join our QYO Alumni Family committee and help us plan great events at the Old Museum Building
  • Facebook networking for re‐establishing contact with alumni

Alumni Orchestra

In December 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2016, 145-member QYO Alumni Orchestras performed under the direction of John Curro AM MBE at QPAC to large audiences. The 2002 concert featured Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, 2006 featured Holst’s The Planets, and 2012 featured Strauss’s Alpine Symphony. The 2010 performance featured a historic and highly acclaimed performance of Havergal Brian’s massive Gothic Symphony

The 2002 and 2012 performances also coincided with John Curro’s 70th and 80th birthdays.  

In December 2007, a smaller alumni orchestra was formed for a concert at the Old Museum Concert Hall. The major work on that occasion was Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

Watch the video of the first ever QYO international tour in 1972


Watch the 2016 Alumni Orchestra Perform