Tuscany 2008

Tuscany 22nd - 31st July 2008

The Church of San Giovanni, LuccaIn 2008 the NYO were invited to take part in the International Festival of Youth Orchestras which was held in Florence and the surrounding area during the summer. Our previous visits in 2001 and 2004 have been among our most memorable tours.

During our week in Tuscany, we gave three concerts:

Santa Stefano - Florence

Friday 25th. July  in the church of Santo Stefano in the middle of Florence 9:15pm
Sunday 27th. July in Terme Tettuccio, Montecatini  (outside courtyard) 9:15pm
Tuesday 29th. July
in The Church of San Giovanni, Lucca 9:30pm

We also managed sight-seeing visits to Pisa, Siena and Florence (including a visit to the Uffizi Gallery). Entrance was free to all concerts.

The Post Tour concert took place on Friday 1st August 2008 at St Mary’s Church, Lacemarket  Nottingham at 7:30pm.

The program included:

Tchaikovsky Symphony no.6
Da Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Humperdinck Prelude to Hansel and Gretel
Dvorak The Noon Witch
Britten Dances

Click here for a Review of this concert.


The Nottingham Youth Orchestra