National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain


Location : Symphony Hall

  • Birmingham, , Broad Street
  • 14-10-2020 to 30-11--0001
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This summer, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain brings its infectious energy and artistry to a programme that bursts with character. As “the most uplifting orchestra in the world” (The Times), the all-teenage ensemble joins Edward Gardner (CBSO Principle Guest Conductor) for a celebration of imaginative music-making.

Experience the colourful storytelling of Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka paired with the dramatic intensity of Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra, two pieces that spin folk tunes into vibrant musical fireworks. On the same journey, light the sparks in Prokofiev’s first Piano Concerto with dazzling young pianist Louis Schwizgebel (BBC New Generation Artist), who won second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2012.

6.15pm in the Symphony Hall Foyer: hear cutting-edge, fresh new music from NYOGB’s unique resident teenage composers performed by the orchestra’s players. This is a free event.

On Saturday 6 August, members of NYOGB will perform two free performances of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in the Symphony Hall Café Bar – click here for more details.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Edward Gardner conductor
Louis Schwitzgebel piano

Stravinsky Petrushka (1911)
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 1
Harrison Birtwistle Sonic Severance 2000
Lutosławski Concerto for Orchestra