National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

2018 Winter Concert

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let Sir Mark Elder and the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers 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 is 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 Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. This spooky tale will be brought to life with lighting, acting and theatrical staging imagined by opera and theatre director Daisy Evans, and tells the story of a determined young bride who uncovers the dark truth about her new husband. 

Totally teenage orchestral magic. Hear it if you dare.

Change of soloist
Due to illness Claudia Mahnke is no longer able to perform in the NYO's production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. We are grateful to Rinat Shaham who will now sing the role of Judith.
[Posted 1pm, Thu 4 Jan 2018]

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

Free Totally Teenage Pre-Concert Welcome

5.30pm, Fountain Room
Discover the stories behind the music at this free and friendly pre-concert event for teenagers. Hosted by NYO’s Young Promoters, the event includes a lively and interactive presentation and is a fantastic opportunity for teens, students, and young musicians alike to find out more about the music in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain’s evening concert, and meet NYO Musicians.
Reserve your free place

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