NYOS Season Brochure: What's on 2022
We are thrilled to bring to you our first full Season Brochure in over two years. This digital guide to our 2022 spring and summer seasons marks the return of Scotland’s most talented young musicians to the concert platform. Beyond that one immeasurable highlight, the forthcoming season showcases performers across our classical and jazz ensembles in programmes full of dazzling orchestral colour, and the very latest contemporary jazz arrangements, designed to challenge and inspire.
“It is a tremendous privilege to share this programme of concerts from the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland with you. The resilience and enthusiasm of our young players has provided hope and optimism during unprecedented and challenging times for musicians and music organisations alike. After this testing period, I am thrilled to begin my time at NYOS by celebrating our first live concerts in over two years.” Kirsteen Davidson Kelly, Chief Executive
NYOS Junior Orchestra will perform an entire symphony, a real feat for our accomplished younger players. NYOS Senior Orchestra adopts a new form in 2022, reimagined as a chamber-sized orchestra. This will introduce our musicians to a new orchestral setting, with more opportunities for solo playing, and a more intimate, conversational style of music-making. NYOS Symphony Orchestra renews its partnership with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and will feature as part of the RSNO season in spring before its summer tour.
Once again, we are joined by fantastic soloists and internationally renowned conductors. These include award-winning saxophonist Jess Gillam, who has built an international performance, recording and broadcasting career after becoming the first saxophone player to reach the BBC Young Musician Final in 2016. Jess performs with NYOS Symphony Orchestra in spring under the baton of Kerem Hasan, winner of the Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award.
NYOS Jazz celebrates its 30th anniversary, acknowledging a long history of prestigious national and international performances with some of the world’s best jazz musicians. Following the Jazz Summer School in the breathtaking surroundings on the Isle of Skye, the Jazz Orchestra will embark on a Scottish tour, performing bespoke arrangements by this year’s guest artist Julian Joseph.
We very much hope that you will join us at a concert in the near future.