Brighton Youth Orchestra (BYO) is honoured to have been invited to perform in the Brighton Festival once again.
This concert is a truly unmissable eclectic mix, including two quirky works. Malcolm Arnold’s ‘Grand Grand Overture,’ which features parts for 4 Hoovers played by four celebrity guests, and ‘Earth Cry’ by Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe which features the didgeridoo (soloist Paul Cook) in a way you may have never heard before - banish your preconceptions!
One of the world’s greatest names in opera, bass Sir John Tomlinson, will sing ‘Midnight Skaters’ by Brighton composer Peter Copley. He will also sing Wotan’s Farewell’ from Wagner’s ‘Die Walküre’. This will be unmissable especially as Sir John holds the world record for having sung ten consecutive years of the largest Wagnerian role, Wotan, in the complete ‘Ring Cycle’ at Bayreuth, usually with Daniel Barenboim conducting.
Vietnamese piano soloist Hazel Nguyen will perform the rarely performed Concerto in A minor by Hummel. Hazel won the Springboard Concerto Competition, open to all performers under 25 in Britain, which is held annually in collaboration with BYO. Hazel has since been making a name for herself in the UK including a recent performance on BBC Radio 3.
We did say it would be eclectic – we hope to see you there!