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NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN

NYO: Voice of the Americas

Silvestre Revueltas Sensemayá
Carlos Chávez Symphony No.2 (Sinfonía India)
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Copland Symphony No.3

Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor
Xiayin Wang piano

NYO Teen Hangout
Discover the stories behind the music at this free and friendly pre-concert event for teenagers. For more information, click here.

‘What binds us together is greater than what drives us apart’ President Obama

This summer experience a united force of brilliantly talented and fiercely passionate young musicians – the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers, in fact – come together under the baton of Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto to extend the hand of friendship across the Mexican-US border, celebrating the power of music to build bridges.

Silvestre Ruvueltas’s Sensemayá is based on an Afro-Cuban poem depicting the sacrifice of a snake. Feel the tension build as ritualistic percussion pounds out the poem’s chant ‘Mayombé-bombé-mayombé!’ and frenzied brass wail in thrilling anticipation of an epic battle between man and beast.

Lightening the mood, Chavez’s Sinfonia India is bursting with the spirit of Mexico. Based on a series of folk themes that are joyous one moment and romantically lyrical the next,  it will whisk you away in a lively whirlwind of pure, unadulterated fun.

Then imagine Broadway lights twinkling and strains of jazz and blues carried on the night air from dark bars as Gershwin’s Piano Concerto sets you down in the flashy glamour of 1920s New York in a heady mix of glitzy, jaunty tunes.

And finally, to ‘the great American Symphony’: Aaron Copland’s show-stopping Symphony No 3. Its soaring, expansive melodies are filled with promise and the spine-tingling euphoria of its finale, based on his Fanfare for the Common Man, will leave you feeling certain that the future is bright. 

Totally teenage orchestral brilliance. Come and hear it.

Tickets for Under 25s for just £5! For more infomation on how to book, please phone box office on 0151 709 3789

Pre-paid parking at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is available for this concert. Please call Box Office on 0151 709 3789 to book your space.


8% per ticket administrative fee applies for online & telephone orders, this includes all costs and postage is free. More information about booking fees.



National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

This event is one of three National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain events taking place on Saturday 13 April.

NYO Creative Hub (pre-concert performance)
Music Room, 5.45pm
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NYO Teen Hangout (pre-concert reception)
Music Room, 6.30pm
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NYO: Voices of the Americas
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 7.30pm

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