Festival dates

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The Aberdeen International Youth Festival is presenting two evenings of dance and music at the Webster Memorial Theatre.

The first is on Monday, July 28, and features dance from three continents. Presenting a mix of contemporary, classical and traditional are performers from The Theatre School of Modern Dance ‘Potoki’, Ukraine; Elbrus, Jordan; and Saiga Ballet, Japan. Music lovers might be interested in the impressive programme billed for the Webster Memorial Theatre on Tuesday, July 29. The Amersfoot Jeugd Orchestra from the Netherlands will play a selection of works from the likes of Franck, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Rimsky-Korsakov, Sergei and Prokofiev. Aged between 14 and 24 they have twice been named best youth orchestra in the Netherlands and are led by conductor Mr Rolf Buljs. Also featuring is soloist Nicholas Harris, playing a piano concerto for the left hand written by Ravel.

Curtains are up at 7.30 p.m. on both nights and tickets are available from www.webstertheatre.co.uk or on 01241 435800 priced £8 and £5 for concessions.

On Friday, August 1, at 7.30 p.m. the Madison Boychoir from the United States will perform in Brechin Cathedral. Tickets are available from the Cathedral office, 6 Church Street, between 9.30 a.m. and 12 noon or by calling 01356 629360.