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Abbotsford Youth Orchestra: Spring Concert

Abbotsford Youth Orchestra: Spring Concert

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Date(s) - 20/06/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Songs Strings and Steps is pleased to announce a “Live-Stream Concert” on Saturday, June 20th at 7pm featuring the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra with conductor Calvin Dyck

The AYO had planned to leave for a tour of Scotland on June 27th, but the trip has been postponed to 2021 due to travel restrictions. In addition, large gatherings have been restricted, but we have found a way to do a concert with the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra.

The musicians will be standing 6 feet apart, and we will video the concert and broadcast it live on You Tube.  The link will be available through the website:

Some of the highlights of the concert include Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3”, Debussy’s evocative “Clair d’Lune” arranged for string orchestra, and the visceral “Polish Caprice” by Grazyna Bacewicz who survived the 2nd World War in Warsaw.

The AYO will perform the delightful “Petite Suite” by Norwegian composer Ole Olsen which features Brooklyn Gerber on the piano. In addition, we will be premiering a new composition called “Wired – the War on Covid” by Canadian composer Jason Nett.

Sylvia Friesen has been coaching the AYO on choreography for two entertaining pieces: “Maple Sugar” from a collection performed by the Calgary Fiddlers, and Piazzolla’s “Libertango”.

Don’t miss this entertaining concert featuring some of Abbotsford’s top musical talent.

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