Unleashed - National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

7 March 2018

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain – the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers – will be touring TWO fantastic concerts to Symphony Hall, Birmingham this year. Experience their inspirational power and passion, and enjoy an evening of exceptional music!


On 7 April, NYO is giving a concert inspired and led by teenagers in what will be an electrifying live music experience. Hear music from The Hunger Games, march into battle with the Star Wars stormtroopers, dance to the wild Latin beats of Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and chill to the cool electronica of Mothership. 

On 3 August, the supersize orchestra of 164 teenage musicians returns to Birmingham for an evening of fantastic music, including Mussorgsky’s Night On The Bare Mountain (which many will recognise from BBC Ten Pieces), Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand performed by virtuoso pianist Tamara Stefanovich, and the shimmering seascape of Debussy’s The Sea.

Tickets are just £5 for anybody under the age of 25. You can also claim a 20% discount for groups of 10 people or more – so bring your friends! To book tickets, call the box office 0121 780 3333 or visit thsh.co.uk.

FREE Totally Teenage Pre-Concert Welcome

Make sure you also go along to NYO’s pre-concert welcome event which is exclusively for teenagers (ages 11+ welcome!) This is a fantastic opportunity for you and your friends to chat to NYO musicians and relax before the concert. It’s hosted by NYO Young Promoters who are students from local Birmingham schools. To book, call the box office 0121 780 3333 or visit thsh.co.uk.                                                                       

NYO Inspire

If you’re a grade 6+ musician in need of further orchestral opportunities, check out NYO Inspire – NYO’s free access programme which provides opportunities to teenage musicians across the country to learn and develop their orchestral playing alongside NYO musicians. To find out more, visit nyo.org.uk/inspire.