News story published 4 January 2017. Read more about Classically Yours here.
Following close on the heels of Hull City of Culture’s spectacular launch this week, we hope for some orchestral fireworks on the afternoon of Sunday 8 January, at Bridlington Spa, when Orchestras Live and East Riding of Yorkshire Council present Manchester Camerata in a sparkling New Year Viennese concert conducted by Jean-Claude Picard and featuring soprano Ailish Tynan. Dancers from East Riding Youth Dance County Company join the orchestra to give their own interpretation of some of the Viennese dance music too.
This is just one event in the Classically Yours series that will see some of the UK’s top orchestras including Manchester Camerata, Sinfonia Viva and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra coming to the area and working together. Classically Yours is part of East Riding’s celebration of Hull City of Culture and aims to increase the amount of high quality music available in the county and encourage more participation in arts and culture.
Over the next year special concerts for children, families and older people will be taking place in Beverley, Bridlington, Pocklington and Withernsea as well as some of the more out of the way places across the East Riding and there will be opportunities for community groups to work with the orchestras and composers James Redwood and Richard Taylor to compose music and perform with them.
Classically Yours is supported by Arts Council England, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Orchestras Live and East Riding Music Education Hub.
8 January 2017 New Year Viennese concert with Manchester Camerata
23 February 2017 String Serenade with Manchester Camerata
7 May 2017 Flutter and Fly concert with Sinfonia Viva
9 July 2017 Noisy Kids with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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