SPRING 2020

Thu 16 April 7.30pm

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

Sat 18 April 7.30pm

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

 

 

Beethoven Symphony No.9 (Choral) (with four new commissions interspersed between the movements of the original work)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain 
Marin Alsop
conductor


 

NYO Teen Hangout
Free

Discover the stories behind the music at this free pre-concert event for teenagers. Hosted by NYO Young Promoters. Starts one hour before the concert at all venues. Booking not required. 

 

 

 

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, accompanied with a massed choir of 200 singers, will perform a new version of the Symphony No. 9 to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Internationally renowned conductor Marin Alsop, will conduct a unique performance of one of the most well known pieces in the western classical canon, by inserting four new commissions before and in between Beethoven’s four original movements. Each commission was written by quoting and adapting the original musical material, in an approach inspired by Beethoven’s own typical method; particularly embodying his message of unity and at the same time incorporating young people's voices and ideas as part of a community writing project. With more than 400 young performers on the stage, NYO will explore the piece in a variety of musical genres. 

Reaching the Ode to Joy by re-imagining a masterpiece.

 

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