NYOS Futures is the cutting-edge, cross-genre, contemporary ensemble of NYOS.
Players are drawn from the Symphony and Jazz orchestras and membership is by invitation only. This ensemble aims to introduce young musicians and audiences to new music. Some projects include compositions written especially for the ensemble and repertoire can include classical, jazz and cross-genre music.
There are no forthcoming performances.
NYOS Futures & Drake Music Scotland's Digital OrchestraMicroscopic Dances
The Tom Fleming Centre, Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh
Following the huge success of Drake Music Scotland and the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland collaboration "Same River Twice" in 2015 with composer Malcolm Edmonstone, musicians from these two organisations are coming together again to collaborate with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Composer, Oliver Searle.
Ellington in AnticipationNYOS Futures with Mark Lockheart
Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Directed by by Malcolm Edmonstone
This concert marks a new collaboration between NYOS Futures and Mark Lockheart, directed by Malcolm Edmonstone performing music from Mark’s latest album ‘Ellington in Anticipation’.
'A Northumbrian Kist'NYOS Futures at The Maltings Theatre's 25th Birthday Celebrations
A Northumbrian Kist' is inspired by an old local word for treasure chest and this concert is a rich mix of glorious string orchestral music
NYOS Futures with Hebrides Ensemble
Younger Hall, St Andrews
Linda Buckley fiol String trio
Mozart Piano Concerto arr for Piano quintet No 14 K449 E flat major
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor Op 57
THE YOUNG musicians in the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland’s Futures ensemble are collectively quite a resource. This latest project aligned them with saxophonist Mark Lockheart, an experienced presence on the London scene since the 1980s, whose very individual vision of the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s repertoire called for much detail, precision and colour.
21 Oct 2016 / Rob Adams, Folk & Jazz critic, The Herald, ScotlandView
The young NYOS Camerata musicians played brilliantly, however, going way beyond the call of duty in Stone’s sometimes merciless send-ups. And young rising star conductor Ben Glassberg was a wonderfully precise, demanding presence on the podium – and mute sidekick to Stone, too.
It's a pleasure to welcome you to our latest newsletter, a chance to look back on the incredible success of all our summer activities. We'll report on the concerts put on in July and August by our Junior, Senior and flagship Symphony orchestras; we will look back on a joyful summer for our Jazz programme, with the very special Summer School and Jazz Access that took place on Skye, onto the incredible success of our Jazz Orchestra tour, culminating with a barnstorming first appearance at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.
A collaboration between Drake Music Scotland, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) and the composer
Saturday 12th August at 4pm
Venue: The Tom Fleming Centre, Erskine Stewart's Melville School, Queensferry Road, Edinburgh EH4 3EZ
We are delighted to share with you our latest newsletter, with information relating to all our forthcoming performances. NYOS will be covering the length and breadth of Scotland this summer so we do hope you will join us.
We are proud to announce, on behalf of the Endowment Trust of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland that the recipient of the Colin MacLean Bursary Fund 2017 is French horn player Diana Sheach.
We are delighted to welcome you to our latest newsletter, and to revisit with you the excitement of our spring concerts.
The Americas is the theme for all National Youth Orchestras of Scotland ensembles throughout 2017. Each orchestra will perform a blend of well-known standards together with rarely heard gems directly linked to, or inspired by the Americas.
Within this theme we will present a broad spectrum of classical and jazz music through to contemporary repertoire, from North and South American composers (with music rarely heard in the UK or European concert halls) together with more prominent European composers inspired to write works celebrating the remarkable diversity of the Americas.
What an incredible summer it has been for NYOS Jazz! Back in July, the young musicians were given a warm welcome once again as they gathered at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on the Isle of Skye. The Jazz Summer School has definitely earned its place in the Fèis an Eilean (Skye Festival) now, and it is always a pleasure to return there for a week of creativity and shared musical experiences.
Recent graduate, Molly Anne McWhirter, cello, is the third winner of an award that will assist her in fulfilling her aspiration to become a professional musician.
Welcome to our summer season preview containing details of our upcoming concerts from July to October together with booking information and exclusive ticket offers for all our valued mailing list subscribers.
Established by the Endowment Trust of NYOS, this Bursary Fund recognises Colin MacLean’s dedication to encouraging and nurturing youth music. Thanks to donors and with the support of NYOS the fund provides an annual bursary of £2,000. This is awarded to assist a senior, or recent senior, member of NYOS in their further studies in music, or to gain experience in areas outwith NYOS, in the early stages of their music career.
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Our fortnight with the Nationaal Jeugd Orkest has sadly come to an end. We had such an amazing time touring the Netherlands and performing in some of its finest halls, from Amsterdam's Muziekgebouw to De Dolen in Rotterdam. At our final concert in De Doelen, we received a mighty 1700-person audience and standing ovations after every piece we played!
EFNYO Music Exchange – Nationaal Jeugd Orkest (NJO) Winter Course Project
Blog by Elanor Gunn & YeYe Xu.
We have just finished our first week as exchange students with the Netherlands Youth Orchestra (Nationaal Jeugd Orkest), playing a programme of Roukens ‘Chase’, Berlioz ‘Harold in Italy’ and Mussorgsky ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’. Our conductor is the wonderful Etienne Siebens, and Isabelle van Keulen joins us as the fabulous viola soloist in the Berlioz.
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) invited four young, Scottish, string musicians to represent NYOS and take part in a wonderful project based in the Netherlands, organised by The European Federation of Youth Orchestras entitled 'MusXchange Chamber Project'
Read on to find out how Emma Pantel, Abigail Young, Campbell Parker and Sarah Ayoub got on as they performed together for the very first time as a quartet, received expert quartet and octet coaching and took part in the NJO Orchestral Project, where they performed: Sibelius - Finlandia; Hillborg Violin Concerto and Nielsen Symphony No. 4 - conducted by Christian Karlsen.
2015 has been a magnificent year for all NYOS ensembles, so far, with critically acclaimed performances across the board; bumper audiences throughout Scotland and of course, a welcome return to the international stage.
This edition is full of information regarding upcoming performances, exclusive ticket offers and news.
The collaboration between NYOS and Hebrides Ensemble continued with a very successful residential in Berwick.
26 July Music Marathon Day, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
27 July Afternoon Concert at Dunblane Cathedral