The Frysk Jeugd Orkest won the First Prize of the National Competition of Youth Orchestra's of the Netherlands 2015, partly by performing my symphonic poem 'Saga.' Many thanks and respect for the orchestra their conductor, Theo Brouwer, and their wonderful coaches! A terrific accomplishment!
The Finals of this prestigious competition took place on June 13th, in the beautiful concert hall of De Doelen, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
This month, the Symphonic Poem 'Saga, soundtrack to the life of a forgotten hero' is being used in an educational program for school children. The work wil be performed by the Frysk jeugd Orkest on the estate of Lauswolt, near Beetserzwaag in Fryslân, on June 17th, and is part of a regional project that aims to stimulate young children to listen to classical music in an 'open' and unprejudiced way.
Now available in the Highland Music catalogue: 'Saga, soundtrack to the life of a forgotten hero'. This symphonic poem blew off the roof of the prestigious concert hall De Doelen in Rotterdam, in the winning performance by the Frysk Jeugd Orkest; they won a well deserved first prize with it.