SEYSO is a Symphonic Orchestra for children/young adults which provides orchestral training for young musicians through a series of monthly workshops, three substantive annual courses and major public performances.

There is a large staff of specialist tutors and a team of experienced conductors. Members also benefit from the expertise of local, national and international guest directors, giving them access to an extensive range of musical genres featuring the great classics as well as modern and baroque works.

SEYSO collaborates with other youth and adult organisations, choral, dance and theatre groups, to provide a hugely broad range of musical genre and opportunities. We also work with local Cultural Development and Arts Councils to obtain discounts on other events not coordinated by ourselves.

As well as coaching in all aspects of orchestral musicianship, SEYSO offers advice on instrument care and maintenance, tuning and intonation, posture and deportment, practice techniques and careers in music.

There is a friendly and relaxed social atmosphere over a wide age range. (Over 18s can remain members as long as they are in further education.)

Our participants include an enormous age range of individuals in education from Primary to Higher Education. One of our unique attributes is the provision of orchestral training for students as young as 8 years, where the younger ones benefit from the participation of their older and more experienced role models. Across all ages, students acquire an understanding of the contribution of other individuals in the Organisation. We feel that this form of participation in a full symphony orchestra develops communication, presentation, teamwork and leadership skills, in a manner that few other groups can replicate.

Membership of SEYSO is open to orchestral instrumentalists from about grade 3.


For beginners up to about grade 3, an associated group SEYTO, meets at approximately the same times and usually on the same premises.

SEYTO shares the friendly and relaxed social atmosphere, offering beginners the opportunity to work and perform alongside SEYSO and make a natural progression up to it.

Further Details

If you need further details not on the website, please call the SEYSO message line, text or email :

Message line 1 : 01268 743069
Message line 2 : 01702 207912
Mobile : 07958 193390

Registered Charity
Number : 1057748

Suffolk Folk Festivals and Music Festivals

See also Essex Music Festivals 2012, Music Gigs in Essex and Learn a musical instrument in Suffolk

Latitude Festival Music arenas, stages, theatre
at Henham Park in Southwold.
Stowmarket Free Music Festival – Stowfest A free 2day music festival
held at Chilton Fields, Stowmarket.
Drum Camp Festival A world music education and performance event
near Bungay and Halesworth.
Bury St Edmunds Festival 2012 Art, music and theatre
by local and famous performers.
Aldeburgh Music Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Proms,
Arts Festival at Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh area.
Yoxfest Music, exhibitions, art, workshops in Yoxford.
Maverick Festival A celebration of roots music and Americana
held at Easton Farm Park, Easton Woodbridge.
Gig in the Park A 3 day music festival
held in Halesworth, Suffolk.
The Specflue Music4Life Festival Sudbury festival featuring top bands and great local talent
raising money for charity.
Steamboat Folk Weekend Folk festival held at
Steamboat Tavern in Ipswich.
Abbey Fest A family Music Festival
at Abbey Gardens, Bury St. Edmunds.
Home Educators’ Summer Festival Live music, cabaret, open mike
and camping for home educating families.
Melodeons & More Melodeons, ceilidh, squeezebox
concerts and workshops.
Broad Roots Organise festivals, concerts, workshops for
folk, acoustic, roots and traditional music.
Fressingfield Music Festival Live classical and jazz
concerts in Fressington,
LeeStock Music Festival Based in Sudbury with a varied lineupraising funds for Willow Foundation.
FolkEast A folk, acoustic and roots music festival
with camping held at in Halesworth.
Suffolk Festival Of Performing Arts A competition music festival
in and around Ipswich.
Ipswich School Music Festival A week of top class musicians
performing around Ipswich.
Fes tea val Acoustic music festival
at Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Orwell Bluegrass Festival Bluegrass, acoustic instruments and vocal
music at Hallow Tree Camp Site, Ipswich.