National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

2018 Winter Concert

7 January 2018 / 19:00

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let Sir Mark Elder and the word’s greatest orchestra teenagers (celebrating 70 years of teenage orchestral brilliance this season) take you on a musical journey into the mystical, the magical and the weird.

The adventure begins exploring the mysteries of the deep in Liadov’s Enchanted Lake. Soon the spell broken and we arrive in a magical workshop where mischievous experiments spiral into chaos in Dukas’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Proving that once upon a time doesn’t always end happily ever after, we reach Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle. A one-act opera in which an impulsive young bride has turned her back on her family, only to uncover the dark truth about her new husband.

Totally teenage orchestral magic. Hear it if you dare.

Programme & Performers

Liadov The Enchanted Lake
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Robert Hayward Bluebeard
Claudia Mahnke Judith

Change of programme
In a change to some early listings please note that Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice will be performed instead of Dvorak The Noonday Witch