National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Sir Mark Elder

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Sir Mark Elder

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 19:30

The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers launches its 70th year celebrations with an enchanting and mystical programme that showcases perfectly the orchestra’s infectious energy and passionate creativity.

Sir Mark Elder takes the helm to guide the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain on an adventure that explores the mysteries of the deep in Liadov’s Enchanted Lake, tells a spellbinding cautionary tale in Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and ends spectacularly with Bartók’s suspenseful one-act opera, Bluebeard’s Castle. An impulsive young bride has turned her back on her family, only to uncover the gruesome truth about her new husband lurking behind every locked door of his imposing citadel. With sinister strings, strident winds and majestic brass, it’s both a compelling psychological drama and a masterpiece of orchestral scene painting, made more powerful still in this performance by the atmospheric drawings of illustrator Chris Riddell which will be projected above the stage.

If you were lucky enough to have witnessed the amazing performance by the NYO last January then you will have this concert on your must-see list already. If you haven’t yet experienced this remarkable orchestra before, then this is the ideal place to start.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Sarah Alexander, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the National Youth Orchestra, in conversation.

The Enchanted Lake
Anatole Liadov (1855-1914)
L'apprenti sorcier, 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'
Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Bela Bartók (1881-1945)


Royal Concert Hall
Theatre Square
Nottingham NG1 5ND
United Kingdom
52° 57' 18.5292" N, 1° 9' 5.0004" W
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£26 - £10; concessions for multibuy packages, groups, Go card holders and families Available from 0115 9895555 Monday to Saturday 9am to 8.30pm.
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