Youth orchestra set to perform alongside Superstrings musicians

Emma Richards playing the viola

Emma Richards playing the viola

First published in Entertainments

WILTSHIRE and Swindon Youth Orchestra with Superstrings will perform together on Saturday.

The concert, at Salisbury City Hall, will include Walton’s Viola Concerto, David Bedford’s Sun Paints Rainbows, Holst’s The Perfect Fool and Jeff Moore’s Fiddlers’ Hill.

Superstrings is a charity for young string musicians based in Wiltshire offering after-school music clubs for musicians aged between four and 18, from new players to Grade 8.

Superstrings not only supports the students’ individual lessons but inspires them musically providing opportunities for solo and group work with regular performances in both formal and informal environments.

The Wiltshire & Swindon Youth Orchestra was formed in the early 1960s.

The orchestra has visited Vienna, Hungary, America and Prague.

In 2007 the orchestra was invited by Lady Walton to perform in the William Walton Festival on Ischia, Italy.

Saturday’s concert will be conducted by Timothy Redmond and the viola soloist is Emma Richards, pictured.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £14 (family ticket £40), seniors, under 18s and students £9.

Tickets from the City Hall box office on 01722 434434 or

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