165 young musicians and a DJ head to Birmingham

Birmingham Symphony Hall isn’t the typical home for a DJ, but when joined by 165 of the country’s best young musicians the setting's not so unusual.

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain will be travelling to the concert hall next Wednesday, August 3, for a concert conducted by the acclaimed Vladimir Jurowski.

Alongside Britten’s Piano Concerto – with the 19-year-old pianist Benjamin Grosvenor – and Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, the 165 young musicians will also perform Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra by Gabriel Prokofiev, Sergei’s grandson.

The NYO has produced generations of great British musicians, including Sir Simon Rattle, Mark Elder, Daniel Harding, Guy Johnston and Alison Balsom. Its three residential courses per year provide members with the highest standard of instrumental coaching and also a fantastic social experience.

To book tickets for the concert, click here.

You can find out more about the NYO from two of its members in the video below.