BEYOND BEETHOVEN 9

 

Teenagers coming together to share their love of music and create joyful performance: inspired by the themes of community and joy in Beethoven's masterwork, Symphony No. 9, musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain are bursting from the concert platform into schools and unexpected spaces across the UK. While half of NYO's 32 brass musicians will be rehearsing in Kent, the other half are heading to Cornwall for a week of rehearsals and community performances with local brass musicians, as well as taking their performances directly to schools as part of NYO Play the School, NYO's commitment to sharing orchestral music in schools with teenagers of all backgrounds.

They will be reunited with NYO's entire forces of 164 musicians and conductor Marin Alsop to fill London's Royal Festival Hall with music inspired by Beethoven: as well as big brass sounds, expect huge percussion ensembles, harp quartets, strings and wind ensembles, played in the foyer spaces around the Royal Festival Hall. Beethoven's music seen through teenage eyes will continue to be a theme throughout the year, as NYO take elements of their unique, youthful performance of Symphony No. 9 into schools across the country.

 

 

Thu 16 Apr 7.30pm

Southbank Centre, LondonBox Office 020 3879 9555
£15-£25 

Sat 18 Apr 7.30pm

Southbank Centre, LondonBox Office 020 3879 9555
£15-£25 

 

FREE ACTIVITIES & EVENTS


NYO Music Trail

 

16 April, 2.45pm & 18 April, 2.45pm
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2
Royal Festival Hall

Find joy in unexpected places in a musical expedition around Royal Festival Hall inspired by Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 ‘Ode to Joy’. Join musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the NYO Young Promoters as they give you a musical tour around the building. Along the way, hear ensemble works inspired by Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 and its themes of joy and community.

 


NYO Sessions

 

16 April, 5.00pm
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2
Royal Festival Hall

Experience an 'Ode to Joy' for the 21st Century as musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain share ensemble works inspired by themes of joy and community.


Come and Play


 

18 April, 11.30am
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2
Royal Festival Hall

Bring an instrument and get to know Beethoven's music with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at a workshop and informal public sharing. Free but pre-registration online is essential. For musicians aged 8-19 and playing at Grade 3-8+.  To apply, click here

To discover Southbank Centre's full programme of pre and post-concert activities celebrating Beethoven's spirit of joy and community, click here.

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