Music is the lifeblood of hope and an irrepressible medium of dissent. Join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for an evening featuring conductor Lee Reynolds and BBC Young Musician finalist Annemarie Federle, exploring hope and dissent through music.

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The NYO’s young musicians present Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9. Composed in 1945, it is a testament to one man’s refusal to let lies infect his music.

Jessie Montgomery’s Soul Force draws on big-band jazz, funk, hip-hop, R&B and Dr Martin Luther King Jr to articulate the journey of a suppressed voice.

Ruth Gipps’ thrilling Horn Concerto and Stravinsky’s Firebird, an exquisite exploration of hopefulness as a powerful enduring motif in art, round out a programme based on the themes of hope and freedom.

  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • Lee Reynolds conductor
  • Annemarie Federle horn
  • Jessie Montgomery: Soul Force (UK premiere)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No.9 in E flat
  • Interval
  • Ruth Gipps: Horn Concerto, Op.58
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird, Suite (1919)

Approximate run time: 115 mins.