The orchestra has gained a reputation as one of the best youth orchestras in the country working with international conductors and experienced sectional tutors, some of whom hold principal positions in professional orchestras. The high standard of the group is led by Principal Conductor Peter Stark, who will be celebrating 21 years with the orchestra this year. The orchestra’s repertoire is always challenging and its concerts always memorable. In recent years, repertoire has included Mahler Symphonies No. 5 & 6, Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra, Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin, Holst The Planets and Schoenberg Gurre-Lieder.
Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra