Concert Review: Repeat curtain calls for National Youth Brass Band
Conductor Sarah Ioannides had to repeatedly return to the rostrum at Saffron Hall on Saturday evening to accept the applause of the audience at the conclusion of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain’s end of course concert.
Speaking to many listeners after the event, the curtain-call acclaim was fully justified as the Music Director of the Symphony Tacoma in Washington State drew out playing of rich maturity from the 80 young musicians under her command.
The plaudits came after the conducting catalyst inspired memorable performances from a demanding programme that included two world premieres as well as the ‘Windows of the World’ and ‘Pines of Rome’ suites.
The performance videos are now available on Youtube.