Up the Downbeat by George Higgs

New Notes Now - Up the Downbeat

The 12-minute work, Up the Downbeat, is a commission from Wicklow County Council on behalf of Music Generation Wicklow for large ensemble including strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion.

The musicians for the piece included 14 young people from the VAULT Arklow Youth Centre and 15 members of the St Mary’s College orchestra, Arklow, under the direction of Christine Steele.

The performance took place in St Mary’s College on 16 May 2014 as part of the ‘Arklow Youth Music Project’ – a showcase of the diverse musical talents of young people in Arklow hosted by the VAULT.

Listen to George talk about the piece here

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