Having briefly moaned about music education and the future lack of practitioners in my last/first blog post, here's some good news. The picture above is of the offstage brass of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain giving it some during rehearsals. I should declare some self interest here - my son is one of them! They are giving concerts in Leeds tomorrow and at the home of the LSO, the Barbican on Sunday night. Back to school for most of them on Monday. I know it's often said that a picture can paint a thousand words. Well, if you want to know what the young upstarts thought of rehearsing with John Wilson, you can read what NYO harpist Hannah Allaway thought about it in her blog
Pictures are all very well, but a little film of the orchestra rehearsing some of the Pines of Rome is very likely to break your speakers. So click below, and be prepared to be blown away by the sound of over 160 enthusiastic young musicians who've been playing from dawn til dusk for the past week and marvel at the sound they produce. The only thing I'm concerned about, is just how they're going to fit on the stage at the Barbican!
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