Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra are back at the Hexagon this Spring bringing audiences a repertoire full of fantastic film music, conducted by Pete Harrison. They are joined by our Berkshire Maestros Massed String Ensemble which is a group comprised of our intermediate string ensembles across the county. We are excited to showcase the talents of these young musicians.
Music to include:
Raiders March by John Williams, A New Beginning from the Minority Report by John Williams, Where Eagles Dare by Rob Goodwin, Beauty and the Beast by Alan Menken, Gladiator by Hans Zimmer, The Sea Hawk (Theme) by Erich Korngold, Lawrence of Arabia Overture by Maurice Jarre, Suite from Henry 5th by William Walton, Psycho by Bernard Herrmann, Magnificent Seven by Elmer Bernstein.
About Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra:
Our flagship orchestra is Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra. Led by Musical Director Jonathan Burnett, coordinated by Jessica Wilkins and coached by Robert Croft and Laura Bridger, BYSO is the culmination of a student’s orchestral learning, providing members with outstanding orchestral training together with musical, cultural and social experiences that are truly exceptional. BYSO meets three times per year, creating a structure similar to that of a professional orchestra, and performs at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. It has benefitted from partnerships with organisations such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, RPO and BBC Symphony Orchestra, and regularly undertakes international tours to countries such as Poland, Hungary, Italy and China. Access to BYSO is by annual audition only.