The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is one of the wonders of the musical world, and once you’ve experienced 164 world-class teenage musicians raising the roof you’ll understand why! With Nicola Benedetti joining them in Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, and powerhouse maestro Mark Wigglesworth unleashing the raw passion of Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet, this should be remarkable.
NYO Teen Hangout – 6.30pm, Free
Discover the stories behind the music at this free and friendly pre-concert event for teenagers. Hosted by the NYO’s Young Promoters, the reception includes a lively and interactive presentation and is a fantastic opportunity for teens, students, and young musicians alike to find out more about the music in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain’s evening concert, and meet NYO musicians.
NYO Come and Play – 4.15pm, Free
NYO is welcoming musicians aged 13-19 and playing at Grade 4-8 standard or above, to join them for a fun and friendly Come and Play session centred around orchestral technique. Through a side-by-side rehearsal and musical activities, discover top tips for orchestral playing and play alongside the national team before they take the stage at Saffron Hall to give a foundation-shaking performance.
NYO Come and Play is FREE but registration is essential. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that although the concert at 7.30pm has sold out, you will be contacted with details on how to obtain a £5 ticket if you are allocated a place at the Come and Play. If you have already purchased a ticket, we will ask you to specify this on the application form.
Lera Auerbach Icarus
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Op.35
Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet