The Palestine Youth Orchestra’s (PYO) first ever UK Tour launches this month! Under the baton of Sian Edwards, the young orchestra will perform at leading venues across the country, culminating at London’s Royal Festival Hall, to bring their message of inspiration and humanity.
Travelling from over ten countries, the 85 musicians, comprising students and high-level amateurs aged 14 to 26 from Palestine and the diaspora, will embark on a six-city tour, showcasing their incredible drive, passion for music, and resilience in the face of adversity.
Unable to rehearse together at home, the PYO will meet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland between 18 and 24 July. This year they are joined by the Palestinian vocalist, flute player, and composer Nai Barghouti – a rising star of Arabic music, following her recently acclaimed performances at the Montreux Festival and the UN Headquarters in New York - and by several students from leading British conservatoires.
Equally at home with Western and Arabic repertoires, the PYO will perform music by Beethoven, the pop-inspired Metal by British composer Graham Fitkin, songs made famous by legendary female Arab singers Fayrouz and Om Kolthoum, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
For more information and tickets, click HERE.
Watch a video of Nai Barghouti below: