BBC Proms: As One

Hear teenage musicians from The National Youth Orchestra performing As One
10 August 2024 @ 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall

Hear teenage musicians from The National Youth Orchestra performing As One, absolutely united in their love of music to explore daring human stories and powerful emotions on a dramatic scale.

How far would you go for love? Orpheus Undone is one of the most beautiful and sad stories of all time — compelled to save the woman he loves Orpheus journeys into the underworld. The Flying Dutchman Overture is a voyage of frenzied obsession. Mahler’s exhilarating Titan Symphony is powered by his deep sense of hope in every individual’s capacity to get through difficulty and find meaning in life.

Thousands of young people across the UK are longing for opportunities to play together, take music as far as they can and look forward with optimism. Dani Howard’s new work for masses of musicians brings their dreams and electric energy up close. This new work celebrates the NYO Inspire programme, which provides ground-breaking musical opportunities that teenagers urgently need.

Mirroring the musical journey, every teenager on stage reaches deep, transcending their personal challenges to play their part with urgency and love, As One. They hope to inspire other young people to do the same. 

This performance will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and televised on BBC Four on Sunday 11 August.

The National Youth Orchestra

Musicians from NYO Inspire

Alexandre Bloch, conductor

Tess Jackson, conductor*



Wagner Overture to The Flying Dutchman

Missy Mazzoli Orpheus Undone

Dani Howard New Work (BBC Commission, World Premiere)*

Mahler Symphony No. 1, Titan