Final Summer 2022 Youth Orchestra Concerts
International Youth Orchestra Festival. Loggia dei Lanzi, Piazza Signoria. Free admission.
Founded in 1999, the International Youth Orchestra Festival gives the chance to young people from around the world to enchant the public while learning the values of making music together in a collaborative dimension of growth.
Open to any youth chamber and symphony orchestras, the festival is the perfect picture of music’s multiculturalism. Additionally, musical groups have the opportunity to play their choice of music, from Baroque to contemporary styles. As the artistic director eloquently states, the international Youth Orchestra Festival has brought “over 300 ensembles from all five continents [resulting in] a brotherhood of youth orchestras in historically conflictual countries, such as Israel and Palestine.”
All concerts are free and open to the public. For more info, call 347 589 4311, mail email@example.com or check www.florenceyouthfestival.it.
Below is this week’s performance schedule.
Wednesday, July 27: A JOINT CONCERT BY THE MUSICAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA AND L’ORCHESTRA I PICCOLI MUSICI ESTENSI at 8:30 pm
The US-based Musical Youth Orchestra conducted by Taimy Balbuzano joins the Italian I Piccoli Musici Estensi Orchestra led by Carlo Taffuri. The joint concert will present the soloists Felipe Diez on clarinet interpreting the Concertino op. 26 by Carl Maria von Weber, while the two cellists Luna Gonzales and Silvia Alfonso will play Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor.
Thursday, July 28: ITALIAN BRASS WEEK ENSEMBLE ORCHESTRA at 8:30 pm
For the first time in the festival’s history, the Italian Brass Week Ensemble directed by Luca Benucci will perform. Lito Fontano, Luca Benucci and Øystein Baadsvik will alternate in a concert entitled Florentine BrassAgorà.
Friday, July 29: JEUGDORKEST NEDERLAND ORCHESTRA at 9:15 pm
The Jeugdorkest Nederland which was founded in 1957 in the Netherlands is now directed by Maestro Jurien Hempel. The orchestra will offer a world premiere performance of X. V. D. Poll, together with Dvorak’s Concerto on cello, and Victor Julien Laferrière as a soloist playing the Symphony no. 3 op. 44 by Sergej Rachmaninov.
Saturday, July 30: LA JUGEND SINFONIE ORCHESTER MANNHEIM at 8:30 pm
Directed by Jan-Paul Reinke, the orchestra will present the Overture of the Franco Cacciatore by Carla Maria von Weber and Dance n. 2 by Arturo Marquez, in addition to the rarely performed Concerto for Clarinet, Viola, and Orchestra in E minor by Max Bruch, with Jonas Hoffman on clarinet and Constantin Sold on viola.
Monday, August 1: LA JUNGE BLASERPHILHARMONIE DI ULM at 8:30 pm
La Junge Blaserphilharmonie of Ulm, a German wind orchestra conducted by Josef Christ, was established in 2002. The orchestra will play several Romantic classics along with the original music.
Thursday, August 4: LA JUGENDSINFONIEORCHESTER DER MUSIKSCHULE BOCHUM at 8:30 pm
The recent winner of the North Rhein-Westphalia Competition for Youth Orchestras, la Jugendsinfonieorchester der Musikschule Bochum will perform one of the most famous symphonic compositions by Gioachino Rossini, Carl Maria von Weber, Franz Liszt and Leo Delibes. (elif aytemiz)