Young Ambassadors

In 2017 this program was piloted with our first six SSO Young Ambassadors.

Young Ambassadors attend SSO events and activities, sharing their experiences through articles, interviews and photographs.

Young Ambassadors is a learning program for people aged 6 to 21 who are determined to share and explore their curiosity for live orchestral music. Activities include concert attendance, interviewing artists and audience members, escorting groups to concerts and writing about music. As a collective group the Young Ambassadors devise ways to engage with the SSO!

Our Young Ambassadors will create an active and continuing dialogue about orchestral music, its development, production and performance across the SSO community of musicians, patrons, concertgoers, academics and educators.

There is no cost to the young people selected to participate in the SSO Young Ambassadors program. There is an expectation of collaborative development of ideas and ongoing enthusiasm to make orchestral music accessible.


Applications for 2018 have now closed.


Here's what our Young Ambassadors have been up to in 2017.


Vox Pops - SSO Vanguard

Listen to Jack Ayoub’s Vox Pops with Vanguard members and musicians.


Guy Noble reflects on his long affair with the Proms

Read Will Cassell's interview with Guy Noble.

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Neil Baker meets Nobuyuki Tsujii

Read Neil’s article about pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii.

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The calming power of “terrible jokes” and practising often

Read Chiara Torresan’s interview with pianist Simon Tedeschi.

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Audience Vox Pops - Nigel Westlake's Spirit of the Wild

Listen to Britney Farrar’s vox pops with audiences at the premiere of Nigel Westlake’s Oboe concerto.


First Dance with the Orchestra

Chiara Torresan chats to a classical music newbie.

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Meet the 2017 Young Ambassadors

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