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Free tickets for York 800 concert
7:56am Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
HUNDREDS of York schoolchildren will be given free tickets to the York Guildhall Orchestra’s York 800 concert at the Barbican this Saturday.
The tickets were donated by the orchestra to City of York Council and the performance will feature a specially composed piece entitled ‘‘Fanfare For York’’ by local composer Dick Blackford.
The 200 tickets are being offered to young people taking music and performing arts sessions with the authority and it is hoped they will encourage a new generation of classical music enthusiasts in the city and help them towards attaining their Arts Awards.
Coun Sonja Crisp, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “There is no substitute for live performance and this is a great opportunity for our young music and performing arts pupils to see and hear a wide range of music, musicians, soloists and composers with connections to the city.”
For more information go to yorkguildhallorchestra.com