Classical; London Philharmonic Youth Orcehstra; Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Williams, Nicholas, The Independent (London, England)
Something of a post-war success story, the British youth-orchestra tradition survives despite straightened circumstances, doing what comes naturally: playing new music with a flair and dedication that can put full-time groups in the shade. Founded in 1922, the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra draws on students from the country's music colleges and takes up Birtwistle, the parent ensemble's resident composer, with a dedication recalling the Leicestershire School Symphony Orchestra's work with Tippett in the 1960s. Youth and innovation should belong together. With this venture, players on the verge of professional life have the chance to tackle repertoire which will accompany …
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Publication information: Article title: Classical; London Philharmonic Youth Orcehstra; Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Contributors: Williams, Nicholas - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: January 9, 1996. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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