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Orchestras take spotlight at pan series
Fourteen conventional steel orchestras will be vying for eight places in this year’s National Steelband Music Festival Pan Is Beautiful series this weekend.
The event, Orchestra Preliminaries, on Saturday and Sunday, will field seven steelbands on each day at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain. Each band will play the test piece, Black Stalin’s (Leroy Calliste) Mr Pan Maker, and a tune of choice.
For this competition an orchestra can be any combination of pan players/musicians playing steelpan instruments with a minimum 35 players and not exceed 50, inclusive of rhythm.
Playing time is limited to 18 minutes. The adjudication panel comprises four judges. Over one million dollars is at stake in this leg of the competition with the winner receiving $250,000. Results will be announced at the end of the second day of the competition.
Tickets for the events are $100 on each night.
The grand finals of this category will be held at the Jean Pierre Complex, Wrightson Road Extension, Port-of-Spain, on November 16 at 7 pm.
The line-up & Tunes of Choice
Saturday, October 19, 6 pm
• Republic Bank Exodus—Moods of the Forest
• T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps—Unnamed
• Clico Sforzata—Jupiter
• San City Symphony—Sky Fall
• Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille—The Force of Destiny
• bp Renegades—Academic Festival Overture
• Codrington Pan Family—The Pan With Love Our Gift to the World
Sunday, October 20, 5 pm
• CAL Invaders—Zampa Overture
• Diatonic—Symphony No 4
• NGC Couva Joylanders—The Lord of the Rings—The Fellowship of the Rings
• Pan Elders—The Barber of Seville Overture
• UWI Festival Steel Orchestra—Pomp and Circumstance
• Sangre Grande Cordettes—Egmont Overture
• NGC La Brea Nightingales—L’hymne a l’Amour
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