NYOS Senior Orchestra Concert at Greyfriars Kirk

Peter Longworth: ‘Ludi’, Partita for Orchestra
Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
César Franck: Symphonic Variations
Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No 5

NYOS Senior Orchestra is the vibrant and ambitious orchestra for young musicians aged 13 and over, aspiring to become members of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. 

Following the glowing reception at Ayr Town Hall in the spring and under the baton of the energetic James Lowe, NYOS Senior Orchestra is set for a summer of stunning performances. The first of which takes place at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh with one of Europe’s most brilliant young soloists, Benjamin Grosvenor. Repertoire for this concert has been carefully chosen to include works to acknowledge the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. NYOS Senior Orchestra then perform at and play an integral part in the biggest event during the opening weekend of the Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival entitled ‘PERCH – ‘A Festival of Flying and Falling’.

Despite being just 21 years old, Benjamin Grosvenor is one of the most recognisable pianists in the world today. A former winner of the BBC Young Musician keyboard final, Grosvenor has appeared at the First Night of the BBC Proms, performed solo recitals at venues including Carnegie Hall in New York and Wigmore Hall in London and become the youngest British musician ever to sign for Decca Classics. Tonight he will perform César Franck’s ‘Symphonic Variations’ with the NYOS Senior Orchestra.


James Lowe


Benjamin Grosvenor


16 July 2014 / 19:00 at Greyfriars Kirk Edinburgh

Adult £12 | Concession £8 | Under 16 £4

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