We are delighted to share the 15 performances recorded as part of NYO’s Lift Off & Lift Up project. In what was our biggest ever digital activity, musicians came together to launch the NYO year, spending an immersive day in creative workshops, webinars, and with instrumental tutors, before performing Jigsaw by composer Dani Howard.
The music was designed to be playable by any combination of instruments; the performances shared over the 15 individual group sessions are brought to life slightly differently by musicians from different regions of the UK, who met in regional groups before performing, live, on Zoom.
While listening to a backing track and watching a conductor, each musician recorded their performance and shared their video with us, so we could stitch all of them together to re-create the performance, as it happened, without any lag.
You can watch the performances from across the UK below.
February 13th Group A - Central London
February 13th Group B - Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland & the British Isles
February 14th Group A - Central London & Saffron Walden
February 14th Group B - North London
February 15th Group B - Berkshire & Canterbury
February 16th Group A - Berkshire & South London
February 16th Group B - Liverpool
February 17th Group A - South London
February 18th Group A - Coventry
February 19th Group A - Gloucester
February 19th Group B - Birmingham
February 20th Group A - Gloucester (2)
February 20th Group B - Leeds
February 21st Group A - Exeter
February 21st Group B - Newcastle & the East Midlands
You can watch our 'megamix' of all the musicians playing across the country: