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Published on October 15th, 2013 | by Angela Fox

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Orchestras take the spotlight at Pan Is Beautiful XII this Weekend.

 

Fourteen (14) Steel Orchestras will be vying for eight (8) places in this year’s edition of the National Steelband Music Festival Pan Is Beautiful series this weekend.

The event, Orchestra Preliminaries, which runs over a two day period (Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October) will field seven (7) steelbands on each day at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Tickets are reasonably priced at $100.  each night.

Each band will play the Test Piece, Leroy Calliste’s “Mr. Pan Maker”, and a Tune of Choice.

The line-up and tune of choice are as follows:-

Saturday 19th October – 6:00 pm                                                       Sunday 20th October – 5:00 pm

Republic Bank Exodus – Moods of the Forest                    CAL Invaders – Zampa Overture

T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps – Unnamed                          Diatonic – Symphony No 4

CLICO Sforzata – Jupiter                                                  NGC Couva Joylanders – The Lord of the Rings-

The Fellowship of the Rings

San City Symphony –Sky Fall                                          Pan Elders – The Barber of Seville Overture

Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille –

The Force of Destiny                                                        UWI Festival Steel Orchestra – Pomp and Circumstance

bp Renegades – Academic Festival Overture              Sangre Grande Cordettes – Egmont Overture

Codrington Pan Family – The Pan With Love

 Our Gift to the World                                                         NGC La Brea Nightingales – L’hymne a l’Amour

 

 

For the purpose of this competition, Orchestra shall mean any combination of pannists/musicians playing steelpan instruments and that combination contain no less than 35  players and not more than 50 inclusive of rhythm.

 

Band’s total playing time shall not exceed eighteen (18) minutes.  A four-person panel will comprise the adjudication panel.  Over one million dollars is at stake in this leg of the competition with the winner taking home $250,000.  Results will be announced on the second day of the competition.

 

The Grand Finals of this category will be held at the Jean Pierre Complex, Wrightson Road Extension, Port of Spain, on Saturday November 16th. Showtime is 7:00 pm.

 

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