- Tees Valley Youth Orchestra
The Tees Valley Youth Orchestra is the flagship
orchestraof the Tees Valley Music Service, and welcomes the best music students across the four boroughs of the Tees Valley( Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Teesand Billingham). The orchestra rehearses every Friday night from 6.30pm until 9.30pm in Stockton.
Recent highlights of the orchestra have been a concert performance of the popular opera "
Carmen" by Bizet, as well as the debut performance of Samuel Colderidge-Taylor's " Symphony in A minor", which had been lost for many years. The TVYO also performed "Mu Ara", a piece it commissioned from the popular composer Geoffrey Palmer.
The orchestra often forms a stepping stone for students into a musical career, and many students from the orchestra have gone on to play in National Youth ensembles.
The orchestra takes part in an annual European tour, and in recent years tours has visited
France, Catalonia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgiumand the Czech Republic. The Tees Valley Youth Choirjoin the orchestra when on tour abroad, and the two ensembles perform concerts together, often to packed, enthusiastic audiences.
About the TVMS
Tees Valley Music Service provides tuition and hire facilities for school children wishing to learn to play a musical instrument. It also provides ensembles for students to play in. The service is provided by Stockton Borough Council to local LEAs under a contractual arrangement.
Other Tees Valley Ensembles
* [http://www.teesvalleyyouthchoir.co.uk/ The Tees Valley Youth Choir]
*The Tees Valley Youth Wind Orchestra
*The Tees Valley Youth Brass Band
* [http://www.acln56.ukgateway.net/index.htm Tees Music]
* [http://www.geoffreypalmer.net/Prog_notes.htm#P_Mu_ara Programme Notes from "Mu Ara"]
* [http://www.stockton.gov.uk/citizenservices/learning/Schoolmusicservice/ensembles/youthorchestra/ Stockton Borough Council TVYO Page]
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