1969, St Moritz, Switzerland
Tim Pegg (former MYO clarinettist and IFYO 1969 participant) has kindly supplied some photographs which he took during the festival - please click here to view the gallery, or here to view the pictures with commentary from Tim Pegg. Paul Robinson (former MYO cellist and IFYO 1969 participant) also has a gallery of photos from the same event - please click here to view.
Banff International Festival of Youth Orchestras
19 – 25th April 2000, Alberta, Canada
An MYO group photo at Lake Louise, Canada
During the week-long festival, MYO members took part in a great variety of activities, including masterclasses with renowned specialists from around the world, sight-reading sessions with participants from other countries, orchestral rehearsals with guest conductors, in addition to a public concert in its own right.
For its own public concert on 23rd April, the MYO performed the following programme:
Borodin Prince Igor Overture
Delius La Calinda (Koanga)
Glazunov Saxophone Concerto (soloist: Sarah James)
Walton Henry V Suite
Other highlights of the festival included two recitals given by the virtuoso Gary Karr, acclaimed by Time Magazine as “the world’s leading solo bassist”, and a trip to one of the gems of the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise (see top photo).
In summary, it was a highly rewarding and enjoyable tour.