Youth Orchestra in festival performance at Concert Hall

By Maria Pepper

Members of the County Wexford Youth Orchestra who perform at the National Concert Hall on Saturday
Members of the County Wexford Youth Orchestra who perform at the National Concert Hall on Saturday

Talented members of County Wexford Youth Orchestra will take to the stage in the National Concert Hall on Saturday, February 11 for the 22nd Festival of Youth Orchestras.

As one of eight orchestras invited to perform, the Wexford group have prepared an exciting programme including a piece for uileann pipes and orchestra by the Irish composer Neil Martin with the well-known uileann piper Mark Redmond as soloist, along with performances of the Romeo and Juliet Overture and the Forest Gump Suite.

Over 400 young players from around Ireland will perform at the festival which is organised annually by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, a non-profit making organisation set up in Ennis, County Clare to support and foster excellence in the youth orchestra movement.

Other orchestras performing at the festival will be St. Ultan's Senior Strings, Newpark Junior Strings, DIT Sinfonietta, LimerickSchool of Music Orchestra, Kerry School of Music Orchestra, Irish Midlands Youth Orchestra and Athrenry Youth Orchestra. The County Wexford orchestra will performing during the 8 p.m. concert.

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