Second Orchestra

SLYO 2 is a full symphony orchestra. It stretches intermediate players with a more technically challenging and well known repertoire. It is the stepping stone to our First Youth Orchestra and places are awarded in order of application accompanied by teacher recommendation. Please note you can only book a place one course at a time.

Who can apply for SLYO 2:
Strings, Wind and Brass: Grade 6-8 level
Percussion:  Grade 4 level or pianists Grade 6+ who are keen to get orchestral experience

Grades are a technical indication rather than necessity. If your child’s current level makes them eligible for two orchestras please call us on 020 8613 6439 and we will be able to advise which orchestra to apply for.

Daily Structure – 9.30am – 4.30pm. Each day is split into a combination of full and sectional rehearsals, led by Jonathan Butcher and a team of outstanding orchestral tutors.

Performance: Combined concert with SLYO 1 always on the last day of the course, 7pm, Vaughan Williams Auditorium at JAGS.

Tutors – Ivo Stankov/Christian Halstead (1st Violins), Eleanor Parry 2nd Violins), Kate Allott (Viola), Tim Wells (Cello), Eloise Riddell (Double Bass),  Liz Regan (Woodwind), Christopher Augustine/Steve Thompson (Brass) and Donna-Maria Landowski (Percussion).

Second Orchestra ConductoJonathan Butcher gained a Foundation Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music, where he won all the major Conducting prizes, before further study at Tanglewood USA. His teachers have included Leonard Bernstein, Jan Stulen, Andre Previn, Seiji Ozawa and Norman del Mar. Jonathan is an experienced yet versatile conductor, whose repertoire not only encompasses all the major Orchestral, Choral and Operatic works, but also includes a large selection of 20th and 21st Century compositions. He has worked with many Orchestras and ensembles, including the London Mozart Players, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra and has conducted at all the major London Concert Halls. He has a particular passion for the chamber orchestral repertoire and is much admired for his work with young people and students. Jonathan has conducted Orchestras at the Royal College of Music and had a very happy and productive association with the IAPS Music Courses for children, of which he was the conductor of their National Symphony and Chamber Orchestras for some 18 years. He then went on to conduct their successors – Stonebridge Music Courses and the National Prep. Schools Orchestra. Jonathan is at present Musical Director of a number of orchestras and Artistic Director of Surrey Opera, a position he has held for nearly 40 years. Jonathan also teaches Choral Singing at the Royal Academy of Drama Art.

Alwyn – Three Scottish Dances
Leroy Anderson – A Christmas Festival, The Syncopated Clock
Arnold – English Dances Suite  1 and 2
Klaus Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean – Medley, arr. Ted Ricketts
Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri – Selections from The Polar Express, arr. Michael Story
Bernstein – West Side Story, arr. Jack Mason
Bizet – Farandole from Suite No. 2
Bock – Fiddler on the Roof
Brahms – Hungarian Dances 20 & 18, orc. DvorakNicolai - Overture Merry Wives of Windsor
Britten - March-Pantomime-Waltz Matinées Musical
Coates – Oxford Street March, By the Sleepy Lagoon
Delibes – Prélude and Mazurka from Coppélia, edited Clark McAlister
Delius – The Walk to the Paradise Garden Intermezzo, arr. Beecham, Sleigh Ride & La Calinda from ‘Koanga’, arr. E. Fenby
Elgar – Three Bavarian Dances Op 27 1, Fairies and Giants & The Wild Bears from Wand of Youth, Pomp and Circumstance March No 4
Grieg – Norwegian Dances, ed. C. Woodhouse
Gershwin  -  Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture, arr. John Whitney
Ronan Hardiman – Music from The Lord of the Dance arr. Larry Moore
Herold – The Clog Dance
Holst - Chaconne from Suite in E Flat transcribed by Gordon Jacob, The Holst Marching Song opus 22
Gordon Jacob – Passacaglia on a well-known theme
Rosa Juritz – Artemis and Apollo
Lehar – Merry Widow Waltz
Mancini – Moon River, arr. J Moss
Meyerbeer – Coronation March from ‘Le prophète’
Mussorgsky – The Great Gate of Kiev arr. D Stone
Offenbach – Barcarolle from The Tales’s of Hoffmann
Harold Perry – Concertino, Violin Soloist from SLYO 1– William Campbell
Rimsky Korsakov – Dance of the Tumblers/Comedians
Rodgers & Hammerstein – Oklahoma Selection
Richard Rodney Bennett – Farnham Festival Overture, Party Piece, Piano Soloist from SLYO 1 – Rachel Evans.
Schubert – March Militaire
Richard and Robert Sherman -Medley from ‘Mary Poppins’ arr. A. Fones
Michael Short- Frost Fair
Schönberg, Kretzmer, Boublil and Natel – Selections from ‘Les Misérables’
Schubert -Symphony No.8 in B minor (unfinished), March Militaire
Shostakovich – Waltz No. 1
Sibelius – Finlandia, Op. 26, No. 7
Strauss – Thunder & Lightening Polka & Tristch-Tratsch Polka
Sullivan – The Overture to ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ ed. Carl Simpson
Franz von Suppé – Light Cavalry
Tchaikovsky – Adagio and Waltz from Sleeping Beauty & Scene-Waltz-Hungarian Dance from Swan Lake Ballet Suite
Vaughan Williams – English Folk Songs Suite – orch. G. Jacob
Vivaldi – Autumn from The Four Seasons –  Soloist David Juritz
William Walton – Crown Imperial, Coronation March, arr. David Stone and Spitfire and Fugue
John Williams – Theme from E.T. arr J. Ployhar, Harry Potter arr. M Story and Themes from Harry Potter, arr. Jerry Brubaker
Woodhouse – Rustic Dance

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