2019-10-18 – 13:20 h

The East Sussex Youth Orchestra (ESYO), founded in 1979, has affected and influenced many hundreds of lives. This weekend, on Sunday October 20th, ESYO alumni from across the years return to play once again under Colin Metters, in an invitation that was open to all alumni. Therefore, this ‘Reunion Orchestra’ will contain players at the top of the profession, occasional and freelance players, enthusiastic amateurs, and even those who had to find their instruments and practice.


World-renown composer John Powell will be an important part of the event, premiering a new piece exclusively created for the 40th anniversary of the ESO, and journeying from Los Angeles with his viola to play again, forty years on!


The program will include:

Rossini:  Overture: Semiramide

The first piece played by ESYO on October 1979 at the Congress Theatre Eastbourne.


Powell: New Commission. World Premiere (Life #2: Study No 1)

John Powell, a founding member, now internationally recognised composer of film scores and the very moving Prussian Requiem has composed a piece in celebration and thanks for his time with Colin and ESYO.


Mahler: Symphony No.5

Never played by ESYO in 40 years. Now programmed to excite and thrill all ESYO alumni.


When: Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 19:30h

Where: Phoenix Concert Hall (Croydon, UK)

Tickets: 15 GBP (17 €) – https://www.fairfield.co.uk/whats-on/colin-metters-conducts-a-reunion-concert-celebrating-40-years-with-esyo/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/542712216474021/

More information: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/esyo-reunion-concert