The Cornwall Youth Orchestra will be giving 3 concerts across the county over the Easter period, with performances in Launceston Town Hall on Thursday 5th April, St. John’s Hall Penzance on Friday 6th April and Truro Cathedral on Saturday 14th April.
Following on from their spectacular performance of Cornish composer Graham Fitkin’s work PK last year, the orchestra open this season’s performances with Metal, an upbeat overture written by Fitkin to celebrate the refurbishment of Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall a little more than 15 years ago. Johann Strauss’s Waltz On the Beautiful Blue Danube was first performed 150 years ago and has remained consistently popular for the whole of this time, while Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto has held it’s popularity even longer. For these performances Cornwall Youth Orchestra are joined by the principal trumpet player of the BBC Concert Orchestra, Kate Moore, originally from St. Keverne and a one time member of the St. Keverne Band. The second part of the concerts is dedicated to Brahms’ G minor Piano Quartet in it’s spectacular and colourful symphonic orchestration by Schoenberg, complete with Hungarian gypsy finale.
The Cornwall Youth Orchestra
is directed and conducted by Tim Boulton
and is one of the flagship groups run by Music Cornwall, the county music service. The 70 players include many of the most talented young musicians from the length of Cornwall and West Devon who meet up for a series of day and weekend rehearsals between September and April culminating in public performances at Easter.
All concerts start at 7.30pm. Tickets costing £6 or £1 for under 19s are available on the door or can be reserved in advance by calling 01209 721417.
Please find flyer attached.