Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Reviewed: Palestine Youth Orchestra in Glasgow

The Electronic Intifada, 29th July 2016

The first half of the performance closed with “Metal,” a short piece by contemporary composer Graham Fitkin, a celebratory work inspired by modern British classical music. This bold, pacey, upbeat work is the result of an open competition held by the Palestine Youth Orchestra in 2015.
Chosen from more than 30 entries, Fitkin’s work highlights the orchestra’s tightness and sense of timing; with a lively, almost pop-like core, the pronounced percussion needs to be spot-on to sound right, rather than random.

The full article is here.

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