International Youth Festival heads North

The Aberdeen International Youth Festival is this month.
The Aberdeen International Youth Festival is this month.

Performers coming to Aberdeen International Youth Festival’s (AIYF) are headed north.

Across the nine days of the festival dance, art, and theatre companies will travel across the North-east to showcase their talent by performing in venues outside Aberdeen.

On July 28, Amersfoort Jeugd Orchestra are playing at Banff’s Harvest Centre. One of the Netherland’s foremost youth orchestra’s with a repertoire including pieces from Tchaikovsky and Franck, it is sure to be a vibrant and impressive show.

If traditional music is your thing, then the Northern Exchange is playing on the July 28, too. Performing in St Margaret’s Church in Aberlour the ensemble is made up of Norwegians, Finns and Scots to create a fusion of the traditional music of all three of the musicians home countries.

Get your dancing shoes at the ready and head to the Salmon Bothy in Portsoy to see Feis Ros Ceilidh Trail on July 29. Audiences will enjoy a party atmosphere as young musicians bring beautifully crafted songs and driving tunes.

There is an evening of international dance at Dalrymple Hall in Fraserburgh on July 30th. Theatre School of Modern Dance ‘Potoki’ from Ukraine, Elbrus form Jordan and Simunje Simunje from South Africa are sure to create an impressive and eye opening spectacle for audiences to enjoy.

Expect an unforgettable evening when The ISO Symphony of the Interschool Orchestras of New York come to Elgin. A staggering 50 strong choir from schools across New York City will bring their exceptional musicianship and wide repertoire to Elgin St Giles’ and St Columba’s South Church on July 30.

AIYF’s Extended Festival offers an opportunity for all: audiences across the region have a variety of performances to choose from, whilst artists travelling to the festival get a chance to visit and perform not only in the city but across the North-east.