Destination: London

Destination: London season-opening concert of the West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; St-Joachim Church, 2 Ste-Anne St. Pointe-Claire.

Destination: London

The West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra launches its 27th season

The opening concert of the West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra’s 27th season will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Saint Joachim Church, 2 Ste-Anne Street in Pointe-Claire.


Entitled Destination: London, the concert will feature music that shares a special connection with the British capital, including Haydn’s “Drum Roll” Symphony, which he composed while visiting the city in 1795,  Edward Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture (“In London Town”), and a symphonic suite from John William’s music for the Harry Potter film series.


The concert will open with Fall Fair by the Canadian composer Godfrey Ridout.


The featured soloist for the concert will be the Orchestra’s principal violist, Shannon Wilson, who will perform Paul Hindemith’s Trauermusik, which the German master composed and performed on the BBC as a tribute to King George V after the monarch’s death in 1936.


The concert will be conducted by WIYSO Artistic Director Stewart Grant.


Individual tickets for this concert are priced at $20 for general admission and $10 for students and senior citizens.


Subscriptions are also available for $40 and $20 for the orchestra’s three-concert series.


For further information, please phone 514 428-9643, e-mail to or visit the WIYSO website at

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Contact:     Stewart Grant

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Samedi 17 novembre 2012

19 h 30

Orchestre symphonique des jeunes du West Island

Direction : Stewart Grant

Soliste : Shannon Wilson, alto

Église St-Joachim, 2, rue Sainte-Anne, Pointe-Claire

Billets : 20 $ / 10 $


Destination : Londres

Godfrey Ridout : Fall Fair

Franz Josef Haydn : Symphonie no 103

Paul Hindemith : Trauermusik – Shannon Wilson, alto solo

John Williams : Suite symphonique tirée du film Harry Potter à l’école des sorciers

Edward Elgar : Ouverture Cockaigne (“In London Town”)





Saturday, November 17, 2012

7:30 p.m.

WestIslandYouth Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Stewart Grant

Soloist: Shannon Wilson, viola

Saint Joachim Church,2 Sainte-Anne Street, Pointe-Claire

Tickets: 20 $ / 10 $


Destination: London

Godfrey Ridout: Fall Fair

Franz Josef Haydn: Symphony no. 103 (“Drum Roll”)

Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik – Shannon Wilson, viola solo

John Williams: Harry Potter Symphonic Suite (arr. Jerry Brubaker)

Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture (“In London Town”)