Performance by the Strasbourg Youth Symphony Orchestra – Monday, July 24
Monday, July 24, 4pm (outdoor)
Mount Falcon Estate
We’re delighted to welcome The Strasbourg Youth Symphony Orchestra to the beautiful Mount Falcon Estate, Ballina on Monday, July 24 for a very special performance, as part of the Ballina 2023 programme of events and the Year of the French celebrations.
The Strasbourg Youth Symphony Orchestra (OJS) was founded in 1988. A not-for-profit association run by its members, its aim is to enable young musicians to practice symphonic music.
As an association, the OJS is completely independent. It is not part of any apprenticeship programme, and its members’ participation depends solely on their motivation. Musicians are recruited by audition and rehearse every week in Strasbourg. They all have different backgrounds (secondary school pupils, students, young professionals) but share one thing in common: a passion for music.
The ensemble’s reputation has been built on a commitment to high musical quality. The OJS is open to young amateur musicians from all musical backgrounds, whose weekly meetings culminate in performances of several programmes including pieces from the classical and modern repertoire. The orchestra has been conducted since 2017 by Gustave Winkler.
During its season, the orchestra performs around fifteen times in Alsace and neighbouring regions of France (Lorraine, Franche-Comté, Baden-Württemberg, etc.) in a variety of forms: classical or gala concerts, festivals, sound and light shows, educational concerts, etc. His versatility has also given him a taste for the demands of studio recording and live concerts.
Every summer, its work is rewarded with a tour of France and abroad. The OJS has taken its music to Quebec, Greece, Austria, the United States, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia and China, to name but a few.
In the summer of 2023, to celebrate its 35th anniversary, the OJS is heading for Scotland and Ireland. The Orchestra will perform in Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Annan, Longford and Ballina!
The Orchestra, featuring 50 young musicians, will perform a programme that ranges from Mendelssohn to Beethoven and Gershwin to Webber and will be conducted by Gustave Winkler.
Procession of the nobles – N. Rimski-Korsakov
The Hebrides or Fingal’s cave – F. Mendelssohn, op 26
Symphony n°7 in A major , movement 2 L. von Beethoven
– Spanish Capriccio, op 34 – N. Rimski-Korsakov
– Paris-Montmartre – T. Mashima
Gershwin in concert – G. Gershwin – arr. C. Sayre
The Phantom of the Opera – A.L. Webber
With thanks to Mount Falcon Estate.