National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain


Sun 7 Jan 2018 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

LIADOV The Enchanted Lake
DUKAS The Sorcerer's Apprentice
BARTÓK Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Daisy Evans director
Chris Riddell
Robert Hayward
Rinat Shaham Judith
Actors from the National Youth Theatre
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Change of soloist
Due to illness Claudia Mahnke is no longer able to perform in the NYO's production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. We are grateful to Rinat Shaham who will now sing the role of Judith.
[Posted 1pm, Thu 4 Jan 2018]

Change of programme
In a change to some early listings please note that Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice will be performed instead of Dvorák The Noonday Witch.

Tickets: £27 £22 £16 £10 (£5 under-25s)

£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Part of the 2017/18 season

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let Sir Mark Elder and the word’s greatest orchestra of teenagers (celebrating 70 years of teenage orchestral brilliance this season) take you on a musical journey into the mystical, the magical and the weird.

The adventure begins exploring the mysteries of the deep in Liadov’s Enchanted Lake. Soon the spell is broken and we arrive in a magical workshop where mischievous experiments spiral into chaos in Dukas’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Proving that once upon a time doesn’t always end happily ever after, we reach Bartok’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. This spooky tale will be brought to life with lighting, acting and theatrical staging imagined by opera and theatre director Daisy Evans, and tells the story of a determined young bride who uncovers the dark truth about her new husband.

Totally teenage orchestral magic. Hear it if you dare.

Pre-concert event

Free Totally Teenage Pre-Concert Welcome
5.30pm Fountain Room
Discover the stories behind the music at this free and friendly pre-concert event for teenagers. Hosted by NYO’s Young Promoters, the event 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 evening concert, and meet NYO Musicians.
> Reserve your free place through the Barbican website