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Following the cancellation of our concert at St Johnโ€™s Smith Square last month, we were immediately desperate to get making music again, through any means possible. YMSO is therefore thrilled to present our first EVER virtual performance- the Galop from Rossini's Overture to his opera William Tell.

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Wednesday 17 June 2020 - 7.30 pm

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Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 in Eb major
Brahms Symphony No.1 in C minor

Conductor James Blair
Soloist Maxim Calver

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Following the fantastic response last month's performance of the Galop from Rossini's William Tell Overture has received, the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra is delighted to present the second piece in its series of virtual performances. This time, we're whisking you away to the glacial vistas of Finland, for a rendition of the March from Karelia Suite by Jean Sibelius ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Many thanks again to all our friends and colleagues for their continued support. We cannot wait to start performing live concerts again and hope to see you all as soon as we are able to do so. ๐ŸŽถ

Don't forget to comment below with any suggestions for repertoire you'd like to hear us play. Enjoy! ๐ŸŽผ
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So uplifting . Made me smile ๐Ÿ˜Š

You are all INCREDIBLE - well done nailing that dotted rhythm too folks - best I’ve heard it from any string section worldwide!

Fabulous. You are all so talented. Thank you so much. I watched this first thing Monday morning. A great start to the week

Fantastic performance thank you Christopher Calvin Claxton and all of YMSO , I enjoyed it in the garden with a glass of fizz ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅ‚xx

Sylvia Wilkinson Hazel Cope Sophie’s on this one! Especially at the beginning ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Adeline McBurney

Makes my heart sing ๐Ÿ’“

Aw Emma ๐Ÿ‘‹ this is great!

Brilliant โค

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Sun Apr 19th, 2020

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Thank you so much for all the lovely responses to our William Tell virtual performance ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽป

The video is also up on our new YouTube channel, so you can share it with your friends and family who arenโ€™t on Facebook (or just watch it over and over again yourself!). Donโ€™t forget to like, subscribe and let us know what youโ€™d like to hear next! ๐ŸŽผ

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Good afternoon and a very happy Friday to you all!

Following the cancellation of our concert at St Johnโ€™s Smith Square last month, we were immediately desperate to get making music again, through any means possible. YMSO is therefore thrilled to present our first EVER virtual performance- the Galop from Rossini's Overture to his opera William Tell.

We hope to make many more of these in the coming weeks, so please comment below with any suggestions for pieces you'd like to hear. In the meantime, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all our friends, supporters and colleagues for their continuing support in these challenging times.

Enjoy ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽถ
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Brilliant! Bravo YMSO! Just missed part of my young life, then. Great to see James still at the helm. Stay safe, one and all. Love from this end. โค๏ธ

Wonderful. How you managed to have everyone in sync is remarkable to both see and hear. Well done and keep going.

You made my day after remembering my mother who is not with us anymore And I was just browsing the Internet and came across your this wonderful music. Thanks for the lightning up my day

Hello James. Takes me back to my YMSO days. Brilliant. Well done

Superb James. Pity we couldn’t be there at the concert last month......we will make the next one!

Wonderful everyone. Very proud. โค๏ธ

Everyone stay safe, stay healthy, stay sane!!!

Well done YMSO!

Amazing. Thank you.

Yay ! Go James ! X

Fantastic, James!

Bravo James & bravissimo YMSO

Love it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Fantastic !!!!

Wonderful James!!! Bravo. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Hello James! Lovely to see you again! Hope you are well! Stay safe. All the best, and much love, Clare. x

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We regret to announce that weโ€™ve had to cancel our concert on Wednesday evening at St Johnโ€™s Smith Square. In the current climate we feel it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of our orchestra and audience.
We wish our supporters and musicians well in these difficult times.

P.S Wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds)!!
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So sorry to hear that but it was right decision. Stay safe! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ

I am glad. Absolutely the right decision, alrhough terribly regrettable, of course. Please give my love to James.

Wise decision ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‰

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