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The Festival of British Youth Orchestras' 2002 festival will be held in Edinburgh and Glasgow, August 10 to September 1. Some 50 concerts will involve more than 2000 international young musicians. The programme features award-winning conductors Timothy Redmond and Robert Dick and several concerts on the themes of fairy tales and stage and screen including Pelleas and Melisande by Faure, Sorceror's Apprentice by Dukas and film music ranging from The Best of Bond to Star Wars and Thunderbirds. New work will include the Scottish premiere of In Aetenam by Jalbert, performed by Leicestershire Schools' Symphony Orchestra, winners of a special youth orchestra award at the final of the Masterprize Dearfield Education Programme. Newcomers to the festival include Cumbria Youth Orchestra, National Youth String Orchestra of Scotland, the Aberdeen City Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Youth Orchestra. Free for children, students, unemployed and disabled.

Tel: Helen Ella, 0131 221 1927Email:

Young people in East Riding in Yorkshire, Kingston-upon-Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire can keep abreast of Music4U events going on in their region by visiting Music4U is the Humber Region Youth Music Action Zone, one of a network of Youth Music Action Zones instigated and funded by the National Foundation for Youth Music.

York Early Music Foundation, National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL. Tel: 01904 632220

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