A group of young musicians from the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra are scheduled to perform in the UK at various prestigious locations, including Duke’s Hall in Marylebone alongside the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Forty-one students who play a range of percussion, string, and wind instruments will be flying to London today for the two-week trip.
All the participating youngsters had successfully auditioned before the Kanneh-Masons, a British family of musicians with Antiguan heritage who played an integral role in establishing the orchestra and mentoring the children.
The country’s Director of Culture Khan Cordice will also be joining the trip and will hold pan workshops during a sojourn to Jersey where the group arrives on October 17.
According to the orchestra’s spokeswoman Patrice Simon, this tour is an “exciting opportunity” for the youngsters to showcase their talents on an international stage.