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Overseas performers for the classical concert, ‘An Evening of the Classics’, will arrive in the island this afternoon (May 19). Meanwhile, Jamaican youth performers are fine tuning their acts for the two-day series scheduled for Montego Bay and Kingston this weekend.
Founder and Director of Jamaica Early Childhood Development Foundation (JACDF), Mrs. Lorna Golding, says that in Child Month it is appropriate to include youth in the programme so that more lovers of classical music can appreciate the high standard of their achievements. She also said that being on stage with world leaders will give our youth a boost.
The Harrison Memorial High School, Saxophonist Garfield Lawrence, students of Sibyl’s Music Studio, the Montego Bay Infant school and Montego Bay High School are due to perform in the second city on Saturday May 23. Popular Montego Bay tenor, Rory Frankson, will lead the National Anthem at the start of that show. The celebrated University Singers, the Alpha Boys Band, Aaron Lawrence and Ellinor D’Melon, are among the local artistes who will perform for the Kingston show on May 24.
‘An Evening of the Classics’ is the second fund raising concert of the JACDF and is being presented under the patronage of Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding and Mrs. Lorna Golding. Proceeds of this show will go towards upgrading more basic schools and nurseries to the standards set by the Ministry of Education for early childhood institutions.
International performers for the concerts are soloist Mihae Lee, who is back by popular demand, violin artistes Kathy Meng Robinson, and founder of the Miami Symphony Keith Robinson and French horn player, William Purvis.

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