The roof will come off again on June 15, 2019; The Pink Floyd Sound then, together with The Hague Youth Symphony Orchestra and Pop Choir Prestige Pro, give a unique Symphonic Tribute Concert at the World Forum in The Hague.
Just like with the Symphonic Tribute Concert in 2016, 10% of the turnover – before deduction of the costs – is for War Child. In 2016 this resulted in more than € 6,000.
After the successful concert in 2016, the demand to do it again became bigger; It took a while, but a lot of work is currently being done. It took a lot of effort to find a tribute band that is just as good, but in the end we succeeded with the relatively young tribute band “The Pink Floyd Sound” that does more than honor their name. The band is once again supported by a fantastic orchestra, consisting of around 80 enthusiastic musicians led by Marcel Geraeds and the Pop Choir Prestige Pro. And it will be special: A wish of many comes true with the integral and original performance of “Atom Heart Mother” (Suite), complete with choir and orchestra. The last time this was performed in the Netherlands was in 1972. Of course, the most popular songs are not missing and the set list can be called surprising … Of course the concert is performed with perfect sound and an overwhelming light, laser and video show; All recognizable elements of the original songs are preserved with great respect. The magical amalgamation of all these elements is what makes Floyd’s music so gripping.
Before the concert and during the break, an exhibition of the Pink Floyd Fans Netherlands can be seen in the foyer.
The Pink Floyd Sound
… is a passionate group of musicians and technicians who have only one goal in mind: to approach the sound & feel that Pink Floyd once played. That, as the name suggests, is what sets Pink Pink Floyd Sound apart. With spectacular shows at home and abroad, a beautiful DVD and guest appearances, the band is now internationally known as one of the most authentic Pink Floyd tributes. The Pink Floyd Sound not only echoes the well-known later work of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason on stage, but also goes back to the early days of Pink Floyd. A trip through the 1960s from Syd Barrett, the sweltering sandy plains of Pompeii, but also the epic classics from the later 1970s. The breathable solos, elegant organ tones and psychedelic effects: it is all there and a sparkling light and video show completes the audiovisual spectacle.
The Hague Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Hague Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1923 in The Hague and is therefore the oldest youth orchestra in the world. Since then it has grown into a thriving association with eight orchestras / ensembles in which around 300 young people between the ages of 6 and 25 years of age make music together. Fun in playing together at the highest possible musical level is paramount. The Youth Orchestra is the association’s largest orchestra, and currently has around 80 members. The orchestra consists of students and students between the ages of around 14 and 25. Highlights in recent years have included tours to Suriname, Sicily and China. The orchestra plays an important role in the feature film “Painkillers” (2014).