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Auditions for our 2024 season are now open. 

Click here to sign up and for information on audition requirements, which can also be found below: 

Odyssey Festival Orchestra is a new orchestra designed principally for 18-30 year-olds. We aim to achieve the highest standards, presenting music in a bold and creative atmosphere to build a new, younger, more philosophically engaged audience for our musical adventures.


Congratulations to all those who took part in our 2023 season!


Our 2023 season saw two hugely successful concerts at Cadogan Hall and a sell-out concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with narration from extraordinary actors including Sir David Suchet, Alexander Macqueen and Kathryn Hunter. We are beyond thrilled to be going into our second season which will include three major London concerts. See below the repertoire plan and concert dates for 2024.


Tuesday 17th September 2024 - Cadogan Hall - Mahler Symphony No 5


Audition Requirements

Main instrument: Two contrasting solo works (or extracts) - maximum five minutes. 

Instructions on how to submit your audition video are in the audition video submission form which can also be found here:


You will need to submit your audition video by recording your pieces, uploading the video to YouTube as an unlisted video and providing us with the link.


The panel will include Peter Ash and a specialist on your instrument. If you play a doubling instrument, please include that in your recorded performance.


We would prefer a commitment now to all three concerts. Seating throughout the year will be flexible and we will continue to welcome auditions and suitable candidates to join Odyssey throughout the season. 


Click here for the rehearsal schedules for this season.

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Good luck with your audition!

Hear from some of our members what its like to play in odyssey!

"I really enjoy the concept of the concerts, with the narration that deepens the understanding of the music for us and the audience. I like doing different repertoire (not always doing the classic concerto and symphony programming). Being in Odyssey makes me strive to be a better player."

Odyssey member, Age 22

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