Palestine Youth Orchestra UK Tour

Fobzu is proud to be a supporter of the Palestine Youth Orchestra's first tour of the UK.

UK Tour dates and Tickets:

25 July: Perth - Perth Concert Hall

26 July: Glasgow - The Royal Concert Hall - part of the International Society of Music Education Conference

27 July: Leeds - Leeds Town Hall  

29 July: Birmingham - Birmingham Town Hall

30 July: Cardiff - St David's Hall 

1 August: London - Royal Festival Hall

The Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) will be touring the UK between 25 July and 1 August 2016. Over its twelve year history, the PYO has provided hundreds of Palestinian young musicians with the opportunity to perform high-quality music and at incredible venues around the world, including Italy, France, Greece, Germany, Lebanon, Syria, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman and, indeed, Palestine. It has brought together Palestinians from all over the world, who probably would have never met otherwise to play music and celebrate Palestinian culture. Now it's the UK's turn.

The PYO has provided tens of thousands of people from around the world with the opportunity to hear beautiful music from what has often been described as a hopeless place, coming out of the instruments of incredibly talented young musicians who have a simple message: "we Palestinians teach life".


Beethoven: Overture, Leonore No.3
Graham Fitkin: Metal
Zakaria Ahmad: Biridak ya Khaliki
Rahbani Brothers: Ahtarif al huzna wal intizar
Rahbani Brothers: Rudani ela biladi
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition orch. Ravel
Arabic improvisation from students

Organised by Palmusic UK in collaboration with the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music
Official coaching partner: Oslo Philharmonic
Principal partner in the UK: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
With the cooperation of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama


Palestine Youth Orchestra
Sian Edwards conductor
Nai Barghouti voice

The PYO was founded in 2004 by the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, the leading music institution in Palestine with branches in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nablus, Bethlehem and Gaza.