The National Youth Orchestra rehearsing in the Avon Room, University of Birmingham
Following their residency here at the University of Birmingham, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain takes to the stage to celebrate British identity, excellence and youthful vitality.
They reunite with their principal conductor Vasily Petrenko, visionary pianist Joanna MacGregor and ondes Martenot player Cynthia Millar for one of the most boundless, exciting orchestral works ever written: Messiaen’s epic Turangalîla-Symphonie. The concert also features a brand new work written for the National Youth Orchestra by the sensational young composer Nico Muhly called Gait, which contains an individual part for almost every single member of the orchestra.
The concert at Symphony Hall also promises to be a fantastic homecoming for 16-year-old Roberto Ruisi, one of the youngest ever leaders of the NYO, who comes from Birmingham and studies at King Edward's School close to the University.