National Youth String Orchestra

National Youth String Orchestra - 27 July 2019

Damian Iorio conductor
Sirius Chau flute*

7:30pm, Saturday 27 July 2019

Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's)

A £24 B £16 Allocated Seating

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Supported by a legacy from Sir John Manduell CBE and the Tillett Trust

Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D major ‘Il gardellino’, Op.10 No 3* 9½’

Britten Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 26’

L Berkeley Sonatina for flute and strings, Op.13* 9¾’

Mussorgsky arr Cohen Pictures at an exhibition 35¾’

"A perfect ending to a most wonderful festival... Bring this orchestra back again next year!"
Audience members 2018

We open the 2019 festival as we closed 2018, with a welcome return for NYSO and its Music Director. With flute as our featured instrument this year, Vivaldi’s popular ‘Goldfinch’ concerto and Lennox Berkeley’s 1939 Sonatina – marking the 30th anniversary of his death – are intertwined with music from 2 years earlier by Lennox’s close friend, Britten, a tribute to his teacher, Bridge. We close the evening with a 2009 reimagining of Mussorgsky’s great aural homage to Victor Hartmann’s art.

Event artists
National Youth String Orchestra

The National Youth String Orchestra trains string players up to the age of 21. Membership is by audition and players take part in residential courses at Easter and summer in venues around the UK, followed by experience in the art of public performance. read more

Damian Iorio

Born in London into a distinguished family of Italian and English musicians, Damian Iorio began his professional life as a violinist. Following studies at the RNCM and Indiana University, Damian went on to study conducting at St Petersburg State Conservatoire whilst serving as a member of the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. read more

Sirius Chau

Hong Kong-born flautist Sirius Chau was selected for the Tillett Trust Young Artists' Platform and Manchester Mid-day Concerts Series in the 2018/19 season. Sirius was awarded the Master of Music in Performance with Distinction at the RCM, where he is currently pursuing his Artist Diploma under Katie Bedford and Emer McDonough. read more

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