THE members of the CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy will showcase their talent at Town Hall, Birmingham on August 10 in an exhilarating programme including music by Beethoven, Rodrigo, Pärt and Ligeti.
The programme is specially designed to showcase the qualities of the academy's young players, including Beethoven's ebullient Seventh Symphony and Gyorgy Ligeti's flamboyant but rarely heard concert romanesc.
The CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy is a new sister group of the acclaimed CBSO Youth Orchestra, a 50-piece chamber orchestra hand picked from the Youth Orchestra's 110 members.
The academy gave a small scale inaugural concert last September at CBSO centre, Birmingham.
This year's performance, under the baton of CBSO assistant conductor Michael Seal, sees it step onto the larger newly renovated Town Hall.
Joining the CBSO Youth Orchestra on stage will be the acclaimed young Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski, as soloist in Rodrigo's hugely popular Concierto de Aranjuez.
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £6 for children and are available from Symphony Hall Box Office on 0121 780 3333 or visit www.cbso.co.uk.