Winter 2018


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

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Sir Mark Elder conductor

Robert Hayward Bluebeard
Claudia Mahnke Judith

Libretto by Béla Balazs
by arrangement with Universal Edition (London) Limited



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 Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. This spooky tale will be brought to life with lighting, acting and theatrical staging imagined by opera and theatre director Daisy Evans, and tells the story of a determined young bride who uncovers 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


NYO Totally Teenage Receptions

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 5 January,
Venue TBC, 6pm
Booking opens soon

Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
Friday 5 January 
Level 4 Foyer, 6pm
Book Tickets

Barbican, London
Sunday 7 January,
Fountain Room, 5.30pm
Booking opens soon


We're holding special Totally Teenage Pre-Concert Receptions —unique pre-concert meet-and-greet events for teenagers, hosted by teenagers that are part of the NYO Young Promoters programme - at every concert in our winter tour.

Over snacks, chat with NYO Musicians and NYO Young Promoters, and discover the stories behind the music and our Orchestra.

Entry is free with your Under 25s ticket.  


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