YOUNG MUSICIANS IN CONCERT
Johan Svendsen: Festival Polonaise, Op. 12
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian”
Jean Sibelius: Valse Triste from 'Kuolema', Op. 44 no. 1
John T. Williams: Finale from 'Star Wars' Suite (arr.)
With special guests, The Junior Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka.
The SOSL celebrates 60 years this season, and for much of its existence has made it its mission to foster young talent and promote young musicians. The HSBC has supported the SOSL by sponsoring the Young Musicians concert over the last 22 years.
This year’s Young Musicians concert takes place on July 1st at the Ladies’ College Hall, and is extremely special in that it features not just one or two soloists, but an entire Junior string orchestra. This year, to commemorate the 60th season of the SOSL, the JSO will perform a segment of the program as the featured artists, showcasing their emerging talents and demonstrating their skills as the future players of the SOSL. As we celebrate 60 unforgettable years of music, let us also look to the future and ensure that the music we have strived to keep alive will be safe in the hands of a new generation.
The Young Musicians Concert will be directed by Dushyanthi Perera. The concert starts with the SOSL performing Svendsen’s swaggering Festival Polonaise, which will be followed by Mendelssohn’s light-as-air and unforgettably melodious Italian Symphony. The JSO will then take the stage, performing the infectiously tuneful Jig from Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite, Bela Bartok’s set of quirky yet piquant Romanian Folk dances, and Mozart’s ever-popular Divertimento in D major. The JOSL will then join the SOSL for the remainder of the program, which consists of Sibelius’s brooding Valse Triste, and John Williams’ triumphant 5th movement from the Star Wars Suite.
Lend your support to Sri Lanka’s emerging musicians—encourage them with your presence at the Young Musicians Concert of 1st July at the Ladies College Hall. Box Plan and Tickets in person from Sarasavi Bookshop (Nugegoda & Maharagama), Yamaha Music Centre (Bauddhaloka Mawatha) & Abans Main Showroom, Colombo 3.