Winter 2019

Fri 4 Jan 7.30pm

Warwick Arts CentreBox Office 024 7652 4524
£18.50-£41.50 / £5 under 25s

Sat 5 Jan 7.00pm

Barbican, LondonBox Office 020 7638 8891
£10-£27 / £5 under 25s

Mon 7 Jan 7.30pm

Royal Concert Hall, NottinghamBox Office 0115 989 5555
£10-£26.50 / £5 under 25s


Rick Dior Science Fiction
John Adams Doctor Atomic Symphony
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Kirill Karabits

NYO Come and Play
4.15pm, Free

Develop your orchestral skills alongside NYO musicians in this fun pre-concert activity. For ages 13-19 playing at grades 4-8 and above. Coventry and Nottingham only. Registration essential. 
(If you're a musician from Solihull, Warwickshire or Coventry you will be invited to participate in additional activity with your music services from 10.30am).

NYO Teen Hangout

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. 

This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 14 January, 7.30pm and will be available for 30 days.



Stop the world I want to get off! Modern life assaults our senses with an anxiety-inducing barrage of colour and noise, information and distraction. But with brave, bold and brilliant playing the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers is ready to take it on through music that gives voice to our fears, helps us find hope and brings us together in joyful celebration.

And sometimes nothing works better than laughter to show us the absurdity of our fears. Rick Dior’s Science Fiction collects together a Pandora’s Box of classic sci-fi movie scenes, deposits them safely within the confines of the video screen and ties them up in a weird and witty score of percussive beats and bendy electronics that will make you wonder what it was you were so afraid of after all.

Then on to a musical portrait of an iconic moment in history. John Adams' Doctor Atomic Symphony pounds our ears with frantic music that captures the high drama and conflicting emotions experienced by the 'fathers of the atomic bomb' in the days leading up to the first bomb test.

And finally, something to restore inner peace. Sibelius described his Second Symphony as a ‘confession of the soul’, and while the music hints at dark thoughts, it’s stirring finale will wrap you in uplifting tunes, leaving you with hope and optimism. And we all need some of that.

Totally teenage orchestral brilliance. Come and hear it.


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