Concert left them Hungary for more
HAMPSHIRE County Youth Orchestra has been praised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office ( FCO) following a concert in Budapest.
The performance, part of the orchestra’s summer tour, was organised by Hampshire County Council’s music service.
Caitlin Jones, the FCO’s deputy head of Mission in Budapest, said: “The audience was blown away.
“I wish I had known how good they were going to be.”
Councillor Peter Edgar, the county council’s executive member for education, said: “Our County Youth Orchestra is well known locally for its high standard of music and thoroughly enjoyable performances.
“I am not surprised they have won this praise internationally, their tour of Hungary.
“I am glad the audience in that high on Budapest enjoyed the performance so much.”
He added: “The orchestra’s international tours offer a major opportunity for young people to broaden their horizons, develop their confidence, and celebrate the way music can bring nations together. It’s an invaluable experience and I am pleased we are able to offer it to so many young musicians.”
Hampshire County Youth Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra with around 100 players aged 11- 19 from schools across Hampshire.
Performances include symphonies, new commissions, concertos and scores from film and stage productions.
Praise from on high: Hampshire County Youth Orchestra’s concert was very well received by the audience in Budapest.