Described by The Times as ‘the most uplifting orchestra in the world’, the vast National Youth Orchestra comprises 165 of the country’s most talented teenage stars. Hear them here first with their equally exuberant Principal Conductor Vasily Petrenko, pianist Joanna MacGregor and ondes Martenot expert Cynthia Millar. Together they awaken the wonders of Messiaen’s uplifting testament to time and love, the breathtaking musical kaleidoscope that is Turangalîla-Symphonie.
BBC Music magazine’s Editor, Oliver Condy, recommends tonight’s concert: “Vasily Petrenko is one of the UK’s fastest-rising conducting stars. He’s already worked wonders with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and he’s expected to do the same for the fabulous National Youth Orchestra. Bringing together musicians from every corner of the country, tonight’s concert has a true Olympic feel.”
Before the performance, see the NYO’s Creative Hub perform compositions by talented teenage composers at 6pm.
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Joanna MacGregor piano
Cynthia Millar ondes Martenot
|Nico Muhly||Gait (BBC commission)||20’|
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60plus: £9.50, £12, £14.50, £17, £19, £21.50, £24*
Under 25s £5*
Stalls front four rows not available.
Discounts also available for children, students and under 25s, wheelchair users, disabled patrons and their companions, concert package bookers and groups of 11+. For more details on all discounts and how to book click here.
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