Friends of Southampton Youth Orchestra returned for their yearly Pyramid concert, providing a unique chance to hear all the FoSYO String Orchestras perform together...
In an evening of spectacular live music Acorn Strings, Elgar Strings, Southampton Youth Strings, Southampton Youth Concert Sinfonia and Southampton Youth Orchestra performed masterfully, alongside a special guest visit from Southampton Youth Brass Band.
The Pyramid Concert gives the young musicians a chance to showcase the development of their musical talents, with each Ensemble and Orchestra meeting separately to learn and practice new pieces of music, before uniting at Central Hall each March for their grand performances.
The following was heard on the evening:
'Acorn Strings played a selection from String Time by Kathy and David Blackwell.
Elgar Strings played "William Tell" by Rossini, "Yesterday" by Lennon & McCartney, "Mystery Mansion" by David R.Bellwood and "Big Ben Boogie" by Loreta Finn.
Southampton Youth Strings played a Mendelssohn Suite including the "Wedding March", "Nocturne" and "The Fairies Dance", followed by music from "Wicked" by Stephen Schwartz.
The concert then featured a guest appearance by the excellent Southampton Youth Brass Band playing "Death or Glory" by R.B Hall, "Abide with me" by W.H Monk, and "Prismatic Light" by Alan Fernie.
After the interval, Southampton Youth Concert Sinfonia played the hugely entertaining and interactive"We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Ian Stephens.
Southampton Youth Orchestra played the 2nd Polovtsian Dance from "Prince Igor" by Alexander Borodin and "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius.'
See the full gallery for the evening here on the FoSYO website.
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For more information about each individual group and how to join them, please visit the FoSYO website here.