This January, The National Youth Orchestra take audiences in London,
Nottingham, Warwick and online on an exhilarating adventure in sound, with
conductor Sir Mark Elder.
Hundreds of musicians evoke the wildest of storms and ascend to awesome
mountain heights with music by Dani Howard, Smetana and Strauss, composers
whose sense of drama, colour and musical joy is irrepressible.
The musical expedition begins in uncharted territory with a brand-new work by
Dani Howard, written specially for NYO’s brass and percussion sections.
With music education described in recent years as being in a ‘perilous state’ by
the Musicians’ Union, through concerts such as these NYO seeks to champion the
profound impact that orchestral music can have upon the lives of teenagers. It’s
more important than ever before that young people have opportunities to learn
instruments and experience the transformative power of playing together.
Free for teens: tickets for this concert are free for teenagers. Full details and
booking at https://www.nyo.org.uk/performances

Listings Information
Programme:
Dani Howard New work (world premiere tour)
Smetana Vltava
Richard Strauss Alpine Symphony
The National Youth Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder conductor

Thursday 4 January
Barbican Hall, London and online, 7pm
https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2024/event/nyo-ascent
Friday 5 January
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, 7pm
https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/national-youth-orchestra/
Saturday 6 January
Warwick Arts Centre, 7.30pm
https://www.nyo.org.uk/performances/nyo-ascent-west-midlands