Youth Orchestra concert

THE Kilkenny Youth Orchestra hosted a string orchestra Orchestra Giovanile di Firenze from Florence, Italy for a week last year as part of an exchange, and next week a group of 70 Kilkenny musicians are making the return visit.

THE Kilkenny Youth Orchestra hosted a string orchestra Orchestra Giovanile di Firenze from Florence, Italy for a week last year as part of an exchange, and next week a group of 70 Kilkenny musicians are making the return visit.

Due to head off bright and early on a 5am flight to Bologna and a coach trip to Firenze, where their hosts have a busy week planned, including a sightseeing trip to Cortona and Fiesole and playing in four concerts.

Before they set off, the Kilkenny Youth Orchestra will play their concert music on this Saturday at 4pm in St Patrick’s Church, Kilkenny, with music by Schubert, Mozart, Rossini and some Irish music to set listeners’ feet dancing.