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NYO: Odyssey

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Join the world's greatest orchestra of teenagers for an odyssey fuelled by firecracking musicianship.

Travel together through time and space, experiencing music's power to draw our deepest yearnings for belonging and understanding to the surface. Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes oscillates between compassion and fury as a community seeks a scapegoat for the unexplained death of a child, expressed through musical seascapes of exquisite eerie delicacy and ominous, brooding ferocity. 

Anna Clyne's mesmerising RIFT is an immersive, edge of the seat experience where the orchestra becomes a restless visceral landscape, propelling us from darkness to shining light. Richard Strauss's spiritual crisis is dramatised in Also Sprach Zarathustra – its opening symphonic sunrise immortalised in Stanley Kubrick’s cult movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, ringing out hope in our potential to take on life's epic challenges.

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