Lilly UK sponsor Gala Concert at the Anvil
6 Sep 2003
The 28th Lilly Gala Concert took place at the Anvil, with the Hampshire County youth Orchestra performing works by Bernstein, Poulenc, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky.
"They also performed a work written by one of the members of the Orchestra - Rosemary Toll - called About Fish. This captured the bleakness of the Antarctic wastes and was very graphic."
"The standard of playing in all the pieces was very high and professional, and the near-capacity audience had a great evening, with three encores at the end."

Extract from Programme

On behalf of Hampshire Music Service I extend a very warm welcome to you at this concert featuring the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra under their Musical Director, Nicholas Wilks and Assistant Conductor, Carl Clausen. The Hampshire County Youth Orchestra is one of more than 70 area and county music groups provided by the Service. Over 2500 pupils are members of these ensembles, which meet and perform throughout the county. They enjoy a very high reputation locally and nationally, and help to make Hampshire a centre of musical excellence.
Music-making is an extremely popular and rewarding activity, and gives a strong incentive to learning to sing or play a musical instrument. Young players experience new opportunities, challenges and rewards through such activities, and benefit from gains in both independence and teamwork. Our aim is for children to:

All this work is supported by Hampshire County Council and through the Government s Standards Funds. We are extremely grateful for this continued support.
If you would like to discuss or support the work

of the Service, please telephone me on 01962 861502, or
More information on the work and successes of Hampshire Music
I hope you enjoy the performance. Thank you for supporting the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra today.

Richard Howlett
Head-Hampshire Music Service
Conductor Nicholas Wilks takes a bow at the end of the Concert
Conductor Nicholas Wilks takes a bow at the end of the Concert
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