Bagpipes, drums, and a massive orchestra united in a spectacular fusion on Sunday afternoon on the Perth Concert Hall stage to perform some beloved Scottish-inspired classics.
In an electrifying performance, the WA Youth Orchestra joined forces with the pipes and drums of the WA Police Youth Band to deliver incredible renditions of Highland Cathedral, Scotland the Brave and The Gael from Last of the Mohicans.
This concert also showcased soaring melodies from the blockbuster film Braveheart with James Horner’s emotionally charged For the Love of a Princess, Elgar’s iconic Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (also known for the Land of Hope and Glory tune) as well as Mendelssohn’s captivating Hebrides Overture. The exhilaration continued in the second half with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. From its majestic opening fanfare to its exultant and triumphant finale, this symphony stands as one of the most vibrant and brilliant pieces ever composed.