NYOS Senior Orchestra

Now in its fourth season, NYOS Senior Orchestra is for musicians aged 13 and over. It has become the established second stage orchestra on the classical pathway for aspiring members of NYOS Symphony Orchestra and a critically acclaimed performing ensemble in its own right.

Conductor, James Lowe:

“This year we explore dance in orchestral form: Wagner’s Dance of the Apprentices seems pleasantly appropriate, while the passions of Bernstein’s modern-day Romeo and Juliet form the core of our summer work, alongside a new work from Oliver Searle, arranged specially for the Orchestra. We also pay tribute to Tchaikovsky, surely one of the finest of all ballet composers.”

This summer, NYOS Senior Orchestra will make a welcome return to the stunning Greyfriars Kirk for an afternoon performance  in Edinburgh.  Before that however, the young musicians have the honour of performing at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference 2016 at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake suite 

Oliver Searle: Accidental Dances (new work) 

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg suite

Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story



James Lowe


28 July 2016 / 15:00 at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Tickets: Adult £14 | Concession £8 | Under 25 £2.50 (+ £1 transaction fee)

Box Office: 0131 668 2019  or visit www.thequeenshall.net/about/the-box-office

Tickets will also be available on the door at Greyfriars Kirk from 2pm on the day of the concert.

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