Monday, April 30, 2012

Youth orchestra performs original composition

The Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra (PCYO) spring concert boasts some exciting additions this year!
With guest performances, original music and unique elements, this Sunday’s concert is sure to a be a great event for the whole family.
The Patel Conservatory Chamber Orchestra will premiere an original work, Miniature London Symphony by Night, written exclusively for PCCO by Martin Gaughan, a London-based composer.
The piece was commissioned as part of conductor Stephen Brown’s mission to perform contemporary music by living composers.
In a previous blog, Brown said, “We live in a developing world. The youth of today should contribute to that development by playing music written in their time...There are few youth orchestras that have that kind of focus.”
Patel Conservatory Rock School band Wasted Youth will make a guest appearance, performing rock classics arranged for this concert.
The concert will also feature accomplished vocal students Marty Gallinari, Gabie Barnes and Lucas Coura; and piano instructor Joshua Sawicki will perform a concerto by Ellen Swilich.
Don’t miss this combination of both modern music and the classics!
The concert is this Sun., May 8, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Ferguson Hall. Click here for tickets.

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