NYOS Symphony Orchestra

The Invitation to the Dance extends into the summer as NYOS Symphony Orchestra (The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland) performs a sumptuous selection of ballet music, which includes Stravinsky’s wonderfully rhythmic composition The Firebird.

We are also delighted to announce that NYOS Symphony Orchestra will perform a stand-alone concert at The BBC Proms in 2016.

NYOS Symphony Orchestra performs Prom 30 conducted by Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the charismatic Ilan Volkov.  The Orchestra will perform the world premiere of a completely new work by composer Helen Grime. This composition forms part of a joint commission by The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.  Grime’s works are rooted in Scottish connections, taking inspiration from two pictures by Scottish artist Joan Eardley.  The BBC SSO performs the first piece Catterline in Winter during Prom 27 and NYOS Symphony Orchestra performs the second piece Snow during Prom 30.

The Orchestra will also be joined by BBC New Generation Artist, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, to perform Tchaikovsky’s turbulent and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto. 

We do hope you can join us on this unprecedented, UK-wide summer tour. This is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the amazing talent of Scotland’s young musicians on this worldwide stage and the excitement within the Orchestra is already palpable.


Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (short excerpt)

Helen Grime, Two Eardley Pictures: Snow (to be premiered at The BBC Proms 2016)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird – the complete ballet


Ilan Volkov

3 August 2016 / 19:00 at City Halls, Glasgow

Tickets: Adult £16 | Concession £10 | Under 25 £2.50

Box Office: 0141 353 8000 or visit www.glasgowconcerthalls.com


4 August 2016 / 19:30 at St David's Hall, Cardiff

Tickets: Adult £12 | Under 25 £2.50

Box Office: 029 2087 8444 or visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk


7 August 2016 / 15:45 at The Royal Albert Hall, London

Tickets: Adult £7.50-£38

Box Office: www.bbc.co.uk/proms Booking opens Saturday 7 May

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