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Annual Festival of Youth Orchestras returns to NCH on February 11th

January 31, 2023

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras  (IAYO) is delighted to return to the National Concert Hall on Saturday, February 11th, for their Annual Festival of Youth Orchestras.

This annual celebration of Irish youth orchestras, and their talented members, features a great variety of music played by young people, for young people, from all over the country. There are two concerts on the day, one at 2.20pm and one at 7pm, featuring classics such as The 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, Dance of the Tumblers by Rimsky-Korsakov, music from the movies like Gabriel’s Oboe, pop and rock classics from Abba and The Rolling Stones and original compositions from Irish composers.

There will be the World Premiere of Through the Ages composed by Sophie Butler and performed by Musica Fusion Community Orchestra who hail from Charleville, in Co. Cork

Running order below:

Musica Fusion Community Orchestra
Major Minors Junior Orchestra
Presto Players
Junior Cork Youth Orchestra

Cork ETB Youth Orchestra
Mayo Youth Orchestra
Sligo Academy of Music Sinfonietta

The Festival of Youth Orchestras is funded by The Arts Council and supported by RTE Supporting the Arts

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