Two Jong Metropole projects in the new year

30 december 2020

Jong Metropole, the prestigious partnership between the Metropole Orkest (MO), the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (NJO) and the National Jazz Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (NJJO), will meet twice for a project in 2021. Conservatoire students from both classical and jazz courses will play R&B and gospel music this spring. In the summer, the orchestra will play works from the canon of orchestral pop and jazz. Musicians can follow workshops during the rehearsal week to further develop their talents. So, are you a musician and do you want a year full of unforgettable musical experiences with the chance to expand your network and enrich your CV? Then register for the auditions. Registration opens on 6 January.

The spring project is being led by the German conductor Ansgar Striepens. In March, together with gospel singer Michelle David, the orchestra will explore the traditional and new forms of R&B, soul and funk. After a week of rehearsing, a concert via livestream and possibly an extra concert will follow. Part two of Jong Metropole 2021 will take place during the summer project in August. German conductor, arranger and band leader Jochen Neuffer will lead the orchestra and saxophonist Kika Sprangers will be the soloist. A performance is planned on 10 August during the international youth orchestra festival Young Euro Classics in Berlin.

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