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Watford Youth Sinfonia brings a special concert this Christmas

 Published on: 21st December 2016   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Join the inspirational Watford Youth Sinfonia (WYS) for a fabulous evening of classical music on December 30! Founded in 2014 by local lad Daniel Hogan – who was just 17 at the time – the WYS has gone from strength to strength. Daniel established it to give local, talented young people a chance to make wonderful music together. He is also a champion of new composers and so far, has managed to include one premiere in every one of the Sinfonia’s concerts! The orchestra will be performing two Russian favourites Tchaikovsky’s tale of two lovers, ‘Francesca da Rimini’ and Rachmaninov’s life affirming, and wonderful, 2nd symphony. As always, the concert features a world premiere, which this time is Dan’s own viola concerto. It turns out that Dan can compose as well as conduct! In fact, he has won not one, but two, Royal Academy of Music’s junior prizes for composition. T he soloist for the evening will be the accomplished Alinka Rowe, who is just 18, but already is fulfilling her promise as a virtuoso. Formally the principal viola player with the National Youth Orchestra she joins the WYS to play this reflective and personal piece. The concert is at St Luke’s Church, Langley Way, Watford WD17 3EG at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on the door: £12 for adults, £5 for children and £8 for students and senior citizens.

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