“A massive hope in the future” – that was how Elgar described the message of his First Symphony, and when it was premiered in 1908, the audience leapt up and cheered. The CBSO Youth Orchestra represents our massive hope in the musical future: and today Kazuki Yamada steers them through wondrous new worlds of emotion, whether Richard Strauss’ outrageous musical pranks, or the exquisite dreamscapes of Toru Takemitsu.

CBSO+ 1:30pm: Don't miss this special pre-concert performance from a chamber group drawn from members of the CBSO Youth Orchestra. 

Please note the pre-concert talk will now start at 1.30pm, 15 minutes earlier than previously advertised, due to the Making an Entrance redevelopments. You will be asked to show your ticket for access into the pre-concert talk, and then invited to take your seat for the concert immediately after the talk concludes. Times of talks will be listed on the concert pages of the CBSO and THSH’s websites in advance, please check before making travel plans.