This October, The National Youth Orchestra is bringing its entire community of teenage musicians together. At NYO Unite, hundreds of teenagers will come enjoy a series of day-long music making activities across the UK.
NYO Unite marks the start of the greatest adventure in orchestral music for many of the teenagers taking part – as they begin their journey with NYO Inspire, or take their seat in the ‘world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers’ for the first time.
Teenage musicians will come together to make new friends, learn new skills and work with NYO tutors and conductor, Constança Simas, exploring Aaron Copland’s Rodeo.
NYO Unite takes place in:
- Northampton – Saturday 21 October
- Bristol – Sunday 22 October
- Brighton – Monday 23 October
- London – Tuesday 24 October
- Lancaster – Saturday 28 October
- Barnsley – Sunday 29 October
In each location, we are also opening up orchestral music to even more local teenagers with an NYO Open event. Young people, aged 11-18 (KS3 or above) and who play an instrument at Grade 3 level or above, will have the chance to explore music, get creative and have fun playing together. With the NYO creative team and alumni, they will take inspiration from Rodeo by Aaron Copland and play their part in creating a new piece with other teenagers.
Each day will culminate in a sharing performance to friends and family, featuring NYO Unite musicians performing Rodeo and the premiere of the new piece created by the young people participating in the NYO Open event.