CultureMix will present the Berkshire Youth Steel Percussion Orchestra (BYSPO) at The Royal Albert Hall for 'A Celebration of Music in Berkshire', a Berkshire Maestros' showcase of musical diversity. The steel orchestra will feature gifted and talented children from primary school steel bands across Berkshire.
Each school ensemble has been taught separately and will come together for this momentous performance at one of the world's most iconic venues.
The orchestra of school children, led by CultureMix's artistic director Mary Genis, head of music Paul Jr Watson and orchestra arranger Dani Richardson, will perform Grieg's 'In the Hall of the Mountain King', one of BBC's Ten Pieces, and the popular Mark Ronson song 'Uptown Funk' feat. Bruno Mars.
The event also features the Berkshire Youth Guitar Orchestra; a thousand strong choir of Berkshire school students alongside the Berkshire County Youth Choirs, and the Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra with guests from the BBC Concert Orchestra.
'A Celebration of Music in Berkshire' promises to be an exciting family evening for everyone.
The Royal Albert Hall website
Berkshire Maestros and Berkshire Music Education Hub website
CultureMix will present the Berkshire Youth Steel Percussion Orchestra at RAH
The Royal Albert Hall is a London based music and entertainment venue with a capacity of up to 5,272 seats. It is best known for holding the Proms concerts annually since 1941.
In 2012 CultureMix took up an invitation for RASPO steel percussion ensemble to join the BBC Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus for the performance simultaneously aired live on BBC Radio 3. Read more.
The Celebration of Music in Berkshire will be the second CultureMix visit to the iconic venue, this time with a regional steel percussion ensemble made up of Berkshire school children.