January 4th, 2017
University of Nottingham staff can buy half-price tickets to see the amazing National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, starting at 7.30pm on Thursday 5 January.
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is one of the UK’s musical treasures, which each year brings together over 160 of the nation’s most talented young musicians to give thrilling performances that match, and even surpass, those of professional orchestras. Every year it performs to a capacity audience at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms, its televised performances always ranking amongst the highlights of the season.
Under the baton of leading British conductor John Wilson, the 164-strong NYO will pack the stage to perform three thrilling orchestral masterpieces. Komarov’s Fall, by leading Australian composer, Brett Dean, is a white knuckle ride depicting the fateful space voyage of Russian Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, whilst Szymanowski’s Symphony No. 4 is a tour de force for orchestra and solo pianist, in this case the brilliant Serbian, Tamara Stefanovich. Rachmaninov’s passionate Symphony No. 2 ensures a gripping finale, the composer’s great gift for heartfelt melodies never bettered than in this twentieth century classic.
Staff can hear the orchestra for half-price – between £5 and £12.25. To claim the offer, please call the box office on 0115 989 5555 or drop in between 9am and 8.30pm and quote ‘NYO half price offer’. Please note that this offer is not available online.
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