Last week, the Arabian Youth Orchestra conducted by Peter Currie performed Pam Wedgwood’s orchestral work ‘The Captain & the Purple Lady‘.
Whilst on holiday in Cornwall, Pam spied a wooden bench looking out to the sea with the inscription:
“To the Captain and the Purple Lady. The sun is always over the yardarm”
Perhaps the Captain must have gone down with his boat “The Purple Lady”?
Inspired by this, Pam composed a piece for full orchestra using this title – a journey on the high seas. The piece is written especially for youth orchestras at about grade 6+ level.
The Arabian Youth Orchestra (AYO) offers an exciting opportunity for talented young orchestral musicians from the region who would like to experience playing in an ensemble of the highest calibre.