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Western Balkans Youth Orchestra - The Beginning
A selection of clippings of the rehearsals and the concert in Prishtina, with some testimonials of orchestra members.
Peter Warlock - Mattachins (Sword Dance)
First piece of Concert in Tirana, 17.10.2021. Without conductor - the orchestra starts as a team.
Dag Ivan Wiren - Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 11
Fourth piece of Concert in Tirana, 17.10.2021.
Gustav Holst - St. Pauls Suite
Fifth piece of Concert in Tirana, 17.10.2021.
Astor Piazolla - Libertango for String Orchestra and Violin solo
Violin solo: Dea Nicaj, Montenegro.
Encore at the end of Concert in Tirana, 17.10.2021.
20.12.2020 Virtual distributed recording
Peter Warlock (1894-1930):
Basse Dance (Allegro moderato, 2nd Movement) and
Mattachins (Sword Dance, 6th Movement)
from Capriol Suite for String Orchestra
Due to Corona restrictions, the first activity of the WBYO was the trans-border virtual project Building Musical Bridges 2020. After individual and group training lessons with esteemed lecturers, three orchestra pieces were played and recorded virtually. Each musician recorded his part at home, and then the parts were assembled by a technician to an overlay video. What sounds simple in fact required a lot of effort and skill to achieve a video of acceptable musical and visual quality. The whole team is proud that already the first try, produced under considerable time pressure, resulted in a presentable recording.
24.01.2021 Virtual distributed recording
Ode to joy - All people become brothers
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
arranged by Desar Sulejmani