Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Youth orchestra is back at Kenton

WHEN the National Youth Jazz Orchestra returns to Henley in November it will be exactly a year since the Kenton

WHEN the National Youth Jazz Orchestra returns to Henley in November it will be exactly a year since the Kenton Theatre last resounded to its music.

After the success of its three previous sell-out concerts at the Kenton, the orchestra is returning for a fourth appearance on Friday, November 8 at 7.30pm.

This 21-piece orchestra with vocalist attracts eclectic audiences who come to listen to the “Big Band” sound.

Each year there has been a theme and this year it is Jazz Goes To The Movies. The youth orchestra will be playing special arrangements of famous theme tunes and Academy Award winning songs from the great movies.

There will be an afternoon rehearsal at 3.30pm on the afternoon of the concert, which is open to all. This presents an opportunity for youngsters from local schools and colleges to see the orchestra at work under the baton of Mark Armstrong, artistic and musical director, who will rehearse the orchestra with a workshop style.

Mark, a former alumnus of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, is jazz professor at the Royal College of Music and is well known for his composing, arranging and versatile playing, principally onthe trumpet.

To book tickets go to www.kentontheatre.co.uk or call (01491) 575698.

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