Monday, 18 July 2016

National Children's Orchestras

National Children's Orchestras - Main Orchestra
National Children's Orchestras - Main Orchestra
The National Children's Orchestras are having a busy summer. The Main Orchestra is performing in Preston Guild Hall on Saturday 30 July 2016 conducted by Natalia Luis-Bassa, then the Under 13 Orchestra has its concert at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 13 August 2016 conducted by Roger Clarkson, and the Under 12 Orchestra performs on Saturday 20 August 2016 at Birmingham Town Hall conducted by Roger Clarkson.

The Main Orchestra, which is made of up children aged 14 and under,  will perform quite a  challenging programme in Preston with guest conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa, including Berstein's overture to Candide, Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (in Ravel's orchestration) and Marquez' Conga del Fuego Nuevo. In Leeds the Under 13 Orchestra will be performing Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre, Mussorgsky's On the steppes of Central Asia, and Robert Russell Bennett's Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture.

Full information from the National Children's Orchestras website.

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