WINTER 2020

Sat 4 January 7.30pm

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Box Office 024 7652 4524
£10-£27 / £5 under 25s

Sun 5 January 7.00pm

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

Mon 6 January 7.30pm

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Box Office 0115 989 5555
£11-£28 

 

Hanns 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
 conductor

NYO Teen Hangout
Free

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. 

 

 

 

It’s the year 1905: the Russian Empire teeters on the brink of revolution. And as crowds of protestors fill St Petersburg’s Palace Square, huge and terrible events are about to unfold. With its angry trumpets, revolutionary chants and jangling bells, Shostakovich’s 11th isn’t just one of the greatest of modern symphonies; it’s practically a film score without the pictures, a sweeping panorama of political struggle and human tragedy that leaves the ears ringing and the heart pounding.

Now imagine it performed by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain: 164 superb teenage musicians, united by their enthusiasm and their uncompromising commitment to music-making at the highest possible level. Under the charismatic Spanish maestro Jaime Martin, it’ll practically blow the roof off, and it comes with two more hymns of revolution: a song of protest from the streets of revolutionary Berlin, and Britten’s volcanic Sinfonia da Requiem.

Emotion in the raw.

 

 

SPRING 2020

Thu 16 April 7.30pm
Sat 18 April 7.30pm

Southbank Centre, LondonBox Office 020 3879 9555
£15-£25 

 

 

 

Beethoven Symphony No.9 (Choral) (with four new commissions interspersed between the movements of the original work)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain 
Marin Alsop
conductor


 

NYO Teen Hangout
Free

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 National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, accompanied with a massed choir of 200 singers, will perform a new version of the Symphony No. 9 to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Internationally renowned conductor Marin Alsop, will conduct a unique performance of one of the most well known pieces in the western classical canon, by inserting four new commissions before and in between Beethoven’s four original movements. Each commission was written by quoting and adapting the original musical material, in an approach inspired by Beethoven’s own typical method; particularly embodying his message of unity and at the same time incorporating young people's voices and ideas as part of a community writing project. With more than 400 young performers on the stage, NYO will explore the piece in a variety of musical genres. 

Reaching the Ode to Joy by re-imagining a masterpiece.

 

 

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