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.
Same River ThriceNYOS Futures with Drake Music Scotland Digital Orchestra
Boswell Centre, Cumnock
SAME RIVER THRICE is a creative collaboration between Drake Music Scotland and the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, written by Malcolm Edmnostone and performed live at this year’s Cumnock Tryst Festival by Drake Music Scotland's Digital Orchestra alongside NYOS Futures.
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