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RPO arrives tomorrow

Sunday, September 09, 2012    

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THE United Kingdom-based Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will be arriving in Jamaica tomorrow for two fundraising concerts.

The orchestra is scheduled to perform at the Northern Caribbean University, in Manchester, on Thursday, September 13, and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kingston. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

The RPO will be conducting workshops with students from the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ), Hillel Academy, Immaculate Conception High School, and the Edna Manley College School of Music.

The RPO performance group, consisting of 15 musicians, will engage participants at the workshops with brief musical selections, host question-and-answer sessions, and provide technical tuition for coaching ensembles and other formal string workshop activities. The creative group of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, comprising 15 musicians, will administer an array of creative projects that utilise music-based curricula to inspire and educate audiences.

Members of the RPO are expected also expected to visit the Alpha Boys Home to inspire and interact with students from the home.

The visit was organised by the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ).

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will depart the island on Monday, September 17.

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