26 November 2018

The Perfect Brew

Young Henrys and Sydney Symphony Vanguard were destined to be partners. 

Both formed in 2012, the Newtown brewery and the Orchestra’s membership program for the musically curious are passionate about what they produce. Young Henrys Co-Founder/Director and Sydney Symphony Vanguard Collective member, Oscar McMahon is passionate about music, beer, hospitality and the world around him. He loves Sydney and believes we are all responsible for preserving, nurturing and promoting its incredible culture.

Photo: Oscar McMahon

What is your earliest memory of music?
My earliest memories of music would either be my mum playing and singing 'Greensleeves' at the upright piano in our home as a kid, or the tapes my dad would play in his car... Van Morrison's 'Gloria' sticks out in my mind.

What does music mean to you?
Music is a constant inspiration, both a challenge and its own reward. Good music sets off something in the human spirit that simply cannot be replicated.

What is your favourite Vanguard moment to date?
A couple of years ago we were so fortunate to be able to host a Vanguard performance in our brewery. The 15-minute improvised percussion piece, played for 200 guests amongst all the stainless-steel tanks is an experience that will stay with all who witnessed it for a very long time.