We are delighted to announce two concerts building on the learnings of our Mighty River project: an interactive, online ‘choose your own adventure’ concert on 30 September, and a live concert for broadcast at Southbank Centre in October.
Join in with our interactive concert NYO 2020: From ‘Rise Up!’ to ‘lock down’ – 30 September
You can watch our interactive concert on our YouTube channel below:
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 .
This online concert will start on NYO’s YouTube channel at 7.00pm on Wednesday 30 September, and will allow you all to ‘choose your own adventure’ through hundreds of possible musical options recorded by NYO and NYO Inspire musicians through lockdown, with joy, community and diversity at their core. You’ll hear reflections from current NYO musicians on why this music means so much to them, as well as watching the performances created as part of NYO’s digital residencies held throughout lockdown.
Mighty River in concert – October
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.