At 7.00pm on 30 September, we are hosting an interactive, online concert, where audiences can take a trip through the music we have created in multitrack together during lockdown. Everyone who attends will join us to watch our first lockdown multitrack of the opening of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Holst’s Jupiter from The Planets, with the concert culminating in our most ambitious lockdown project, Errollyn Wallen’s Mighty River - but in true ‘choose your own adventure’ style, what you experience during the rest of the concert is determined by the choices you make, live, on the night. This online concert will start on NYO’s YouTube channel at 7.00pm on Wednesday 30 September.
You can watch our interactive concert on our YouTube channel below:
We are delighted to be sharing a Mighty River of music at the Southbank Centre in October. Over lockdown, our musicians immersed themselves in learning more about the context and history of music by Black composers, and researched music by a wider range of compositional voices to share with others. A small group of our musicians will come together in October to play Mighty River by Errollyn Wallen, and a selection of music they have learnt and loved over lockdown, live, in the Royal Festival Hall, to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The performance itself will take place with on 24 October without an audience, but details of how to listen to the broadcast will be announced soon.