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30 June 2018

On arrival the audience was greeted by a lovely sequence of short pieces played by the string ‘feeder’ group. Fredrik Holm’s light-hearted welcome was followed by the energetic Vaughan Williams ‘English Folk Song Suite’ with some lovely woodwind solos. In contrast to this very English music was Piazzola’s ‘Libertango’ in which the syncopated rhythms were… Continue reading 30 June 2018

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17 March 2018

Youth Orchestra paints a Picture The Westmorland Youth Orchestra's spring concert – "Linking Music and Art" – fizzed with innovation and inventiveness on March 17 as new Musical Director Fredrik Holm's revolution rolled on. Images to illustrate the music were projected onto a large screen behind the 50 players, who wore bright-coloured tops; musicians stepped up… Continue reading 17 March 2018

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25 November 2017

"The winner will receive a bag of my freshly baked Swedish cinnamon rolls," the Westmorland Youth Orchestra's innovative new musical director, Fredrik Holm, announced at the start of Classical Quiz Night concert. In this concert-with-a-difference, audience members were invited to guess the repertoire for the evening, with clues and anecdotes from the conductor. A thunderous… Continue reading 25 November 2017

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1 April 2017

Youth Orchestra Bring Nordic Flavour to Ulverston We were promised a royal welcome to Ulverston's magnificent Coronation Hall and the Westmorland Youth Orchestra did not disappoint on April 1. Their Nordic-flavoured programme combined the energetic ensemble we have come to expect under Roland Fudge's baton with some strong solo performances. WYO started with Grieg’s Homage… Continue reading 1 April 2017