Friday 17 November 2023

Ascent: National Youth Orchestra in Strauss' Alpine Symphony, Debussy & a new work by Dani Howard

National Youth Orchestra
National Youth Orchestra

The youth musicians of the National Youth Orchestra return in January 2024 for three concerts, under the direction of Sir Mark Elder, with the title Ascent. Elder will be conducting the orchestra in concerts at London's Barbican Centre (4 January 2024) when the concert will also be live streamed, Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall (5 January 2024) and Warwick Arts Centre (6 January 2024). The programme consists of Richard Strauss' massive Alpine Symphony, Debussy's Rondes de Printemps and a new work by Dani Howard for the NYO's brass and percussion sections.  

The orchestra isn't just about training the young musicians who play in it, but about inspiring teenagers all over. To this end, all the concerts have free tickets for those aged 19 and under, thus encouraging everyone to come and try the magic. The NYO has other initiatives, such as NYO Inspire for teenagers who want music to be a bigger part of their lives but face barriers and lack of opportunity to progress, and NYO Open, to encourage teenagers from all backgrounds to make more of music.

Full details from the NYO website.

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