Reporter 452, 22 May 2000

Picked for the Proms

A new work by the Music Departmentís director of composition studies, Phil Wilby, has been chosen for performance at this yearís Promenade Concerts.

The National Youth Wind Orchestra will accompany the National Youth Choir in the world première of A New World Dancing. The 10-minute suite was composed from a larger score in which Dr Wilby, asked for a Millennium work to be played alongside Beethovenís Ninth, chose to set to music the text of speeches by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The performance, under the baton of Andreas Hanson on the evening of 12 August, will feature mezzo-soprano Yvonne Howard.

On Saturday, 27 May, Dr Wilbyís Euphonium Concerto will be played in the final of the BBC Young Musician competition by the BBC Philharmonic, with soloist David Childs.

See details of the promenade concerts at the BBC proms website:

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