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City of Belfast Youth Orchestra to take part in Wednesday Night Concert Series

July 14, 2015

Originally formed in 1955, the CBYO is considered one of the top youth orchestras in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe.

BOSTON - Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh is proud to announce the City of Boston will launch the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series with an opening night performance by the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra (CBYO) on July 15 at 7 p.m. on City Hall Plaza.   "We are continuing to strengthen our Sister-City relationship with the City of Belfast through positive and productive exchanges," said Mayor Walsh. "I am pleased to welcome these young people Boston as we make City Hall Plaza a welcoming and entertaining location for residents and visitors to enjoy." 

Originally formed in 1955, the CBYO is considered one of the top youth orchestras in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe. As the first stop in its 60th Anniversary Concert Tour to the United States, Conductor Paul McBride and the 82 member orchestra will perform a mixture of light classical repertoire with some Irish favorites. 

"We are delighted to make Boston the first stop on our U.S. tour, and are looking forward to bringing classical and Celtic entertainment to concertgoers," said Paul McBride, conductor of the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra.

All shows begin at 7 p.m. and are presented by Mayor Walsh, the Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with sponsor Eastern Bank. Now celebrating 43 years as Boston's longest-running free outdoor concert series to the heart of the city. 

For more information, call 617-635-3911, or follow @VisitBostonCity on Twitter. City Hall Plaza is accessible by MBTA via Haymarket (Orange and Green), State Street (Orange and Blue), or Park Street (Green and Red) stations.