COVENTRY and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra will be sampling The Specials in their upcoming ‘Celebrating Coventry’ concert.
Celebrating Coventry: a Concert of Popular Classics takes place at King Henry VIII School in Coventry on Sunday March 13.
The audience will recognise well known themes from The Specials and Dr Who –
the original iconic theme music for which was written by Coventry-born pioneering electronic music composer Delia Derbyshire – in a specially commissioned piece of work written by Trevor Wilson to celebrate Coventry City of Culture and CWYO’s 60th anniversary.
The development of the piece has been supported by the orchestra’s patron, Lynval Golding of The Specials, and has the stamp of approval from the Two Tone pioneers.
Horace Panter of The Specials, said: “I’m delighted that the melodies of Ghost Town have been sampled so imaginatively in this new piece. I wish the CWYO all
the very best of luck!”
The audience will also hear popular classics, including Bizet’s Carmen, Beethoven’s Egmont, Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance and Strauss’ Emperor Waltz.
The 40 strong orchestra is led by conductor Tony Ayres and is made up of young people from the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull areas who play at Grade 5 level or above.
It provides an opportunity for young players to enjoy rehearsing and performing together.
Visit coventry2021.co.uk for tickets which cost £8 (£6 seniors and £4 for under 18s). A limited number of tickets will also be available on the door.
Visit www.cwyo.org/ for more information about the orchestra.