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Yorkshire Young Sinfonia and Esther Abrami

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17 Aug 2018 7:30pm

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Leeds Town Hall

The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AD

Yorkshire Young Sinfonia
Tom Hammond - conductor
Esther Abrami - soloist

Bernstein - Overture: Candide Listen
Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole Listen
Mary Becket Composition Competition Winner
Arnold - Symphony No. 5 Listen

Free pre concert strings talk by D’Addario strings will take place at 6pm in the Albert Room.

“The UK’s most dynamic youth orchestra” is joined by violinist Esther Abrami for a concert celebrating innovation, youth music and Yorkshire.

Described as a ‘rising star’ by the Strings Magazine, Esther has performed in world renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall in New-York, the Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican Centre in London. Redefining the way classical music is seen on social media, Esther’s recent video on Classic FM’s Facebook received a staggering 5.5 million views.

Esther will be performing Lalo’s exnihilating Symphonie Espagnole with YYS. Having come to national attention in 2015 in the BBC Radio 4 documentary “Birth of an Orchestra” with Alan Bennet, YYS continues to regularly make the headlines on Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and in Classical Music Magazine with their animated and thrilling performances.

After becoming the first youth orchestra in the world to become 100% digital, YYS have permanently swapped their sheet music for iPads.

Audience members also have the chance to use the EnCue app on their phones during the concert. The app delivers media to viewers in real time, creating a unique opportunity for viewers to receive helpful information at the exact moment it is needed during live events.

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Gallery: £18.02
Stalls: £15.90
Under 19’s: £5.30
(includes 6% booking fee)

  • Wheelchair access

There is full wheelchair access to Leeds Town Hall and wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities on all floors. A number of spaces in the seating area are reserved for wheelchair users.

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