09 February 2013: 18th Festival of Youth Orchestras

18th Festival of Youth Orchestras

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras is very proud to present the 18th Festival of Youth Orchestras which will see collaborations on a national and international level.

In Ireland, the Carlow Youth Orchestra, the Laois School of Music Senior Ensemble and the Lír Youth Orchestra from Westmeath are combining specially for the festival. Internationally, there will be a combined orchestra from the Young Dublin Symphonia, the Vestfold Ungdomsstrykeorkester from Norway and the Midtjyllands Unge Strygere from Denmark. A series of workshops will help prepare the three groups to present performances as unified groups on the stage of the National Concert Hall.

The Young Dublin Symphonia will make a return trip to Norway in March 2013 to perform again with the Vestfold Ungdomsstrykeorkester. The festival will be honoured to host the Board of the European Orchestra Federation as IAYO works towards hosting the 10th European Orchestra Festival in 2015.


9 February 2013



Lead organisation

Irish Association of Youth Orchestras


Vestold Ungdomsstrykeorkester (Norway), Midtyllands Unge Strygere (Denmark)

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Photograph: Kieran Harnett.

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