Rick Dior Science Fiction
John Adams Doctor Atomic Symphony
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Kirill Karabits

Presented by NYO musicians, this performance will take you on a journey from the supreme solace and purity of the natural world in Sibelius’ Second Symphony to the fierce post-nuclear storm of John Adams Doctor Atomic Symphony. Adding a flavour of wit to the evening is Rick Dior’s percussive Science Fiction. This new orchestrated version will be performed with live electronics and video projections and plays tribute to the greatest science fiction and horror movies of the 20th-century. Totally teenage orchestral brilliance. Come and hear it.

Sat 5 January 7.30pm

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






Revueltas Sensemayá
Chávez Symphony No.2 (Sinfonía India)
Gershwin Piano Concerto
Copland Symphony No.3

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor
Xiayin Wang piano

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is a phenomenon, and until you’ve heard 164 teenage players raising the roof of a concert hall, you don’t know what young musicians can do. The sound just knocks you backwards – and that’ll go double in two explosive Latin American masterpieces. Then they swing into Gershwin’s Piano Concerto, before Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto channels all that youthful energy into the passion, pride and pure optimism of Copland’s monumental Third Symphony. You’ll recognise its Fanfare for the Common Man – but believe us, there’s absolutely nothing commonplace about NYO!


Fri 12 April 7.30pm

Southbank Centre, LondonBox Office 020 3879 9555
£8-£22 / £5 under 25s

Sat 13 April 7.30pm

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Box Office 0151 709 3789
£10-£27 / £5 under 25s

Sun 14 April 4.00pm

Symphony Hall, BirminghamBox Office 0121 780 3333
£12.50-£30 / £5 under 30s

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