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City of Leeds Youth Orchestra Marks 50 Inspiring Years


City of Leeds Youth Orchestra

26 March 2017, 7.30pm Leeds Town Hall 
Music by Vaughan Williams, Barber & Respighi.

Tickets: £10 (Under 18s, students and unwaged £5, Over 60s £1.50 off)
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City of Leeds Youth Orchestra
Dougie Scarfe – conductor

Vaughan Williams – Job: A Masque for Dancing Listen
Barber – Adagio for Strings Listen
Respighi – Church Windows Listen

The City of Leeds Youth Orchestra’s performances in recent years are one of the great success stories of music making in the region. The orchestra now numbers nearly 100 young musicians and this programme is perfect to show off these wonderful young talents.

The Old Testament Book of Job inspired English poet, mystic, painter and engraver William Blake to create one of his finest works, a series of 22 engravings illustrating the Book of Job. Blake’s engravings in turn inspired Vaughan Williams to compose one of the great 20th century ballet scores, full of beautiful colour, melody and stunning orchestration.

To celebrate CLYO’s fifty years of inspiring young musical talent, in the second half the orchestra will be joined by alumni for the most famous work for strings of all time, and Respighi’s amazing, technicolour score, Church Windows.

“A glimpse into our musical future – and the future looks bright” The Yorkshire Post *****