Nyo scale new heights at Town Hall Birmingham

Shoppers and visitors relaxing in Birmingham’s Victoria Square at the weekend were treated to a live outdoor performance by members of the National Youth Orchestra [NYO], which included principal trumpeter Jason Evans playing from the dizzying heights of Town Hall’s roof.

Performing a specially commissioned fanfare written by teenage composers, Jason was accompanied by other musicians at a slightly lower altitude, including another trumpeter on the balcony of the Grade II listed Council House, adjacent to Town Hall.

Musicians from the NYO also hit the streets in the city centre to help promote the Summer Prom concert, which takes place on Wednesday 4 August at Symphony Hall.

Visit the NYO’s blog for videos and images from the NYO’s weekend outdoor performances.

The orchestra, described by The Times as ?the most uplifting orchestra in the world?,
is launching a major new commitment to the West Midlands by making its annual summer base at Birmingham University. Each summer it will return, offering a range of opportunities for local people to discover the value and excitement of orchestral music and be inspired by their national team in action.

National Youth Orchestra Summer Prom event page