Catalyst: The National Youth Orchestra and The National Youth Brass Band

Experience a new generation getting behind the greatest orchestral music of all time.
12 April 2024 @ 7.30pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
/ Free for teens

When music is a catalyst for change, you’ll experience visceral commitment and optimism. 

Brilliant young musicians from across the UK join forces for Gavin Higgins’ Concerto Grosso, celebrated as a jamboree of sound. And embrace the energy of Prokofiev’s extraordinary Symphony No. 5, one of the greatest gestures of musical defiance and hope of all time. Written in 1945, this music looks forward to the future. You’ll never have heard orchestral music played like this before! 

The National Youth Orchestra

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

Jessica Cottis conductor



Gavin Higgins Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra 

Prokofiev Symphony No. 5