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August Concerts

SinfoNua – 12 & 14 August, 1pm, NCH Dublin
SinfoNua is a new orchestra created by the National Concert Hall’s Education, Community and Outreach Programme. They will be conducted by David Brophy and feature the soprano Celine Byrne for these two lunchtime concerts. Tickets cost €10 and can be purchased from the National Concert Hall.


Clandeboye – 20 August, 6.30pm, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor
During the week 10 young musicians from throughout Ireland will be working with the professional musicians at the festival and you can hear the results of this intense study at their concert. Tickets range from £5 – £15 and can be purchased here.


ConCorda – 21 August, 7pm, Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Kilkenny
After week long of intense chamber music study with renowned international tutors, the students of ConCorda will perform with the Dutch quartet-in-residence, Acanthus Quartet. This is not a ticketed event. You can learn more about ConCorda and on their website.


Ulster Youth Orchestra – 21 August, 7.45pm, Guildhall, Derry-Londonderry
22 August, 7.45pm, Ulster Hall, Belfast
The UYO will perform two summer concerts, conducted by Takuo Yuasa. The programme will consist of music by Liszt, Stanford and Saint Saens. Tickets range from £5 – £13. More information can be found on the UYO website.


Irish Youth Wind Ensemble – 22 August, 6.30pm, University Concert Hall, Limerick
Over 60 of Ireland’s finest young brass, woodwind and percussion musicians come together to perform an exciting repertoire, conducted by Ronan O’Reilly. Tickets cost €15/€10 and can be purchased here.


Festival Website

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You can now visit our website  that was created especially for the 20th Festival of Youth Orchestras. Here you can find information on all of the orchestras that participated, interviews with all of our Festival Ambassadors and much more.


Irish Youth Wind Ensemble

Irish Youth Wind Ensemble performing at the 20th Festival of Youth Orchestras, National Concert Hall Dublin, February 7 2015


Music Education Expo UK 2016

Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for music and performing arts teachers is happening in London on February 25 & 26 2016.

Spanning two days, the event will offer you the chance to attend over 50 seminars, workshops and debates, the chance to meet and browse the services of over 130 exhibitors, and the chance to network with 2,500 of your peers.

You can learn more about the event or register to attend here.