The Gozo Youth Wind Band, within the Gozo Youth Wind Band & Orchestra, has the pleasure to present its annual Grand Concert on the occasion of the Don Bosco Feast, this year the concert is entitled ‘Screen and Stage Classics.’
The Gozo Youth Wind Band is getting in full-swing for the concert and as in other years will be introducing new arrangements to the local musical scene while making sure that the evening is varied and appealing to the general public, young and old.
This year the programme will include March Of The Olympians, excerpts from the Wicked Musical and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Egmont Overture by Beethoven, Gone With The Wind and the Mikado, among others.
Since its inception in 2002, The Gozo Youth Wind Band and Orchestra, consisting of two separate groups of young and promising musicians, have been entertaining the general public with a wide range of stylistic repertoire for the enjoyment of all ages.
Hailing from all over Gozo, as well as being enriched with proficient guest musicians, including foreign residents on the island, these young musicians meet regularly to prepare a wide spectrum of musical genre, which will be performed in various events held from time to time in Gozo and Malta.
The whole concept behind this project, which originated after a succesful tour by The Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Band & Orchestra in 2001,was besides creating the opportunity to young talented musicians perform in the collective manner, was always to create a new approach to concert performances by nearly-similar ensembles and strives to explore new and innovative aspects of presenting its performances.
The Gozo Youth Orchestra would also like to announce that it will be presenting, for the 6th year running, Opera vs Pop Under the Stars, this year with the participation of young musicians from a German Orchestra, on Monday, the 29th of July, at the Ministry for Gozo’s Courtyard, Victoria.
‘Screen and Stage Classics’ will be held on Sunday, the 27th of January, 2012. at 7.30 pm, at the Oratory Don Bosco Theatre, Victoria. Patrons are requested to be seated 15 minutes before the start.
The Gozo Youth Wind Band will be under the direction of Founder and Music Director, Mro Joseph Grech.