The Edinburgh Incidental Orchestra is an orchestra run by young people for young people. Established in 2009 by Calum Zuckert and Stephen Laidlaw, we aim to provide opportunities for students to play a variety of symphonic and chamber repertoire in a relaxed but committed environment.
This year's concert marks an exciting turning point for the EIO when we look to the future in securing the work we look to build upon with our younger members. It also highlights the developments we have made in our career development for our older members and providing an exciting experience for our audience. As part of this, we have invited Professor Jeremy Dibble, from the University of Durham, to be our pre-concert speaker this year. Jeremy will lead us through some of the music in the programme, drawing on his considerable expertise in the early twentieth-century repertoire. This promises to be an entertaining and informative talk, lasting around 45 minutes, starting at 6:30pm in St Cuthbert's.
E voila - the poster! Designed by Sophia Greaves. We think its just stunning!
We are delighted to announce that our Summer concert will again be held in St. Cuthbert's Church, on Saturday 9th August 2014.
This concert is particularly exciting as we are launching our brand new format. We are expending our organisation, creating a professional branch of the Orchestra which will be on hand to coach our young players, as well as doing their own concert series. This ensemble will be called EIO players. They will make their debut with a performance of the Overture to The Poisoned Kiss by Vaughn Williams, and we also welcome our soloist, Stephen Laidlaw to play the Finzi Cello concerto.
In the second half we will be introducing some new faces to the existing youth orchestra, from a number of different schools around Edinburgh and we are very much looking forward to welcoming them to the orchestra. They will be performing Debussy's La Mer and Ralvel's Bolero. Tickets are available from the Fringe box office, or by visiting the 'concerts' page in the top menu.