Winter 2018


Liadov  The Enchanted Lake
Dukas  The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Bartók  Bluebeard’s Castle

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Sir Mark Elder conductor

Robert Hayward Bluebeard
Claudia Mahnke Judith


Are you sitting comfortably? Then let Sir Mark Elder and the word’s greatest orchestra teenagers (celebrating 70 years of teenage orchestral brilliance this season) take you on a musical journey into the mystical, the magical and the weird.

The adventure begins exploring the mysteries of the deep in Liadov’s Enchanted Lake. Soon the spell broken and we arrive in a magical workshop where mischievous experiments spiral into chaos in Dukas’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Proving that once upon a time doesn’t always end happily ever after, we reach Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle. A one-act opera in which an impulsive young bride has turned her back on her family, only to uncover the dark truth about her new husband.

Totally teenage orchestral magic. Hear it if you dare.


Fri 5 Jan 7.30pm

Bridgewater Hall, ManchesterBox Office 0161 907 9000
£18 - £28 / £7 under 25s

Sat 6 Jan 7.30pm

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Box Office 0115 989 5555
£10 - £26 

Sun 7 Jan 7.00pm

Barbican, London

Box Office 020 7638 8891
£10 - £27 / £5 under 25s

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