Each year Capital sponsors an Aberdeen International Youth Festival event. This year we have chosen “The Blackburn with Darwen Music Service Big Band” event being held on Tuesday 7th August 2012 at The Douglas Hotel, Market Street, Aberdeen.
The Big Band plays a variety of styles and has a wide ranging repertoire from Van Morrison to Amy Winehouse, from Herbie Hancock to Henry Mancini. Set up in order to encourage young musicians to develop their talents, they have performed at many events nationally and internationally.
Led by musical director Paul J Rigby, an acclaimed jazz musician.
Aberdeen International Youth Festival is one of the world’s biggest celebrations of youth arts. AIYF brings you the very best in international culture and the performing arts, theatre, dance, world music, opera, orchestras and jazz.
Celebrating its 40th successful year, the Festival continues its commitment to nurturing and developing artistic and creative talent by providing world class venues for young people to perform to welcoming audiences.
AIYF began its life as a classical music festival in the 1960s in Switzerland and moved to Aberdeen in 1973, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment. Forty years later and the festival has now grown, modernised and includes even more genres of the youth arts movement including dance, theatre, opera and world music.
Now a truly international event, with participants travelling from all four corners of the globe to take part, AIYF is also committed to supporting emerging talent from across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Over the years AIYF has hosted more than 25,000 young people from around the globe, making it one of the biggest and most successful gatherings of youth talent held anywhere in the world.
AIYF brings more than 10 days of top class performances from around Scotland and the rest of the world.