Sat 4 Jan 7.30pm

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Box Office 024 7652 4524
£19-£42 / £5 under 25s

Sun 5 Jan 7.00pm

Barbican, London
Box Office 020 7638 8891
£10-£27 / £5 under 25s

Mon 6 Jan 7.30pm

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Box Office 0115 989 5555
£11-£28 / £5 under 26s



Eisler Auf den Strassen zu singen
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Shostakovich Symphony No. 11, 'The Year 1905'


National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Jaime Martín



NYO Come and Play 
Develop your orchestral skills alongside NYO musicians in this fun pre-concert activity. For ages 13-19 playing at Grades 4-8 and above. Coventry and Nottingham only. This event is free but registration is essential. To sign up, email


NYO Teen Hangout

Discover the stories behind the music at this free pre-concert event for teenagers. Hosted by NYO Young Promoters. Starts one hour before the concert at all venues. Booking not required. 

The concert at the Barbican Centre will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 13 January, 7.30pm and will be available for 30 days.





Rise up! From protests to revolutions, the 20th Century saw momentous social change driven by passionate young people. So, come and join a movement; a mass action by a community of teenage musicians - the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers - brought together by their passion for music. The soundtrack? Immense musical calls to arms that defined an era.


Decadent and radical, 1920’s Berlin was a haven for subversive, left-wing artists. Among them was Hans Eisler, who took his music out of the concert hall and onto the streets, dissolving the divide between performer and audience with his stirring songs for the people. Taking their cue from workers marching out on strike, for this piece our musicians will be downing the tools of their trade and raising their voices, united in song.


Long before John Lennon, Bob Dylan and U2 made anti-war protest songs cool, Benjamin Britten wrote Sinfonia da Requiem. Its huge orchestral forces, apocalyptic drumrolls and pervasive sense of foreboding are a heart-on-sleeve warning of the war-time horrors that lie ahead.


Brutal and deadly, Russia’s 1905 revolution set in motion a chain of events that would change the country forever. Like a modern-day music producer Shostakovich weaves samples of old revolutionary songs into huge cinematic soundscapes and mixes cacophonous brass with pounding percussion into a startling critique of political oppression.



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