THE exciting finale for this year’s Westbury Music and Arts Festival has been announced.
The Wiltshire and Swindon Youth Orchestra will draw the festival to a close with a performance at Matravers School on Sunday 17th October. The orchestra, which boasts some of the county’s most talented musicians, has been broadcast on both Classic FM and BBC Radio 3, and in the past has toured to the USA, Vienna, Hungary, and most recently Italy.
In their performance at the festival, the orchestra will bring a fine programme of British orchestral music to Westbury; the same programme which they will take on their upcoming tour to China shortly after their visit to the town.
The committee for Westbury Music and Arts Festival is delighted that the orchestra has agreed to play in the town, as it will help realise the vision of a festival that encompasses as many types of music as possible.
Stephen Miles, the festival’s musical director said, “We haven’t had anything like this in the town for quite a long time. As far as I can tell no symphony orchestra has performed here at least since the music centre was built at Bradford-on Avon. In view of this I felt that we should have an orchestra here at the festival!”
The Westbury Music and Arts Festival has now been extended in order to include the orchestra’s performance, and to fit in the many other musical and artistic events that will be taking place.
The festival will run from Friday 17th September to Sunday 17th October, and will feature a wide range of events for all ages and tastes, including music, art, dance, exhibitions, and workshops. To find out more about the festival or to get involved visit www. wmafestival.co.uk