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In very exciting news, the highly popular Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra will return in the October school holidays after a two-year hiatus owing to Covid-19. 

Scores of young musicians from across the region – including buddies from the Sydney Youth Orchestra and Sydney and Queensland conservatoriums – will converge on the Northern Rivers Conservatorium to become the Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra 2022. 

The three-day orchestral workshop will culminate in a finale concert at The Whitebrook Theatre, SCU, at 6.30pm on Thursday October 6. The concert will be free to all. 

Now in its ninth year, the NRYO 2022 program will extend regional music students by providing the opportunity to experience the social and educational benefits of playing together in a large ensemble. This year there will be both senior and junior orchestras, as well as the Senior Strings and Symphonic Wind Band. 

NRYO 2022 will bring a wide range of music from the high energy to the sublime, sourced from the movies, iconic bands and the great symphonies.

The Con are also looking forward to a number of other events on the horizon but, in the meantime, the building continues to be refurbished. While the ensemble and tuition spaces are all-systems-go, they are finishing off the admin offices, bathrooms, and IT infrastructure. They expect the lift to be operational in the next few weeks.

The workshops will be held from October 4 to 6, and participants can enrol at enrol.nrcac.edu.au.

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