Roscommon Youth Orchestra’s National Concert Hall date

Roscommon County Youth Orchestra will perform at the 21st Festival of Youth Orchestras which will take place at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on February 13th.  The Festival of Youth Orchestras was one of the first activities to be undertaken by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras (IAYO) on its formation in 1994. To date, over 7,000 young musicians have performed at the Festival.

  This annual showcase of the very best in Irish Youth Orchestras from around the country will along with Roscommon County Youth Orchestra and Moate Community School Orchestra also feature Sligo Academy of Music Sinfonietta and many other orchestras and groups from around the country. 

  This year’s Festival of Youth Orchestras will see over 400 young players from around Ireland perform classical works and arrangements for youth orchestra in a variety of styles.  

  Performances will include movements from Britten’s Simple Symphony, Haydn’s Toy Symphony, the theme from Skyfall, Eclogue for piano and strings by Finzi, Introduction et Rondo capricioso by Saint-Saens, It’s my Life by Bon Jovi, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones. A family event not to be missed.

  The 21st Festival of Youth Orchestras will take place at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on February 13th. Tickets available from www.nch.ie or from the box office at the National Concert Hall on 01 4170000.