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Rick Dior Science Fiction
John Adams Doctor Atomic Symphony
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Sibelius Symphony No.2

Kirill Karabits unleashes the full power of the world’s greatest teenage orchestra – The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Hearing is believing: and until you’ve experienced these 164 players raising the roof of the Butterworth Hall, you don’t know what young musicians can do!

Even their programme is out of this world – Rick Dior’s Science Fiction takes a theremin, a huge orchestra and a montage of B-movie images to create an uproarious salute to the imagination. John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony reimagines the world-shattering events of his Manhattan Project opera Doctor Atomic, to devastating effect. Meanwhile, some say that Sibelius’s mighty Second Symphony draws its strength from the rivers and forests of Sibelius’s native Finland. Others hear it as the epic drama of a nation awakening to freedom.

Either way, it’s music for both heart and soul, and you’ll never hear it played with more energy – or joy.

Teen hangout: Fri 4 Jan, 6.30 – 7pm, Studio
Discover the stories behind the music at this free and friendly pre-concert event for teenagers. Hosted by the NYO’s Young Promoters, the reception includes a lively and interactive presentation and is a fantastic opportunity for teens, students, and young musicians alike to find out more about the music in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain’s concert, and meet NYO Musicians.

Please note that this performance features a film projection which contains scenes of moderate horror and violence which may not be suitable for younger children.

Please note that, due to the nature of this performance, the Choir Stalls seats are not on sale. For more information, please contact Box Office on 024 7652 4524.

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