The NYO took over London’s Southbank Centre with an epic Stravinsky flashmob
8 April 2016, 16:45 | Updated: 8 April 2016, 16:47
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain – our Orchestra of Teenagers – took over the Southbank Centre and sprung some Stravinsky on an unsuspecting crowd.
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain took over the Southbank Centre this Friday
With a day of rehearsals, informal performances and lots of NYO-emblazoned purple hoodies.
They performed some new music by young composers
Here’s a clip from Lauren Marshall’s As we unravel together
We popped into their rehearsal
And discovered an amazing work by Michael Daugherty called Fire and Blood.
Fire and Blood by Michael Daugherty performed by the NYOGB wit...
Some ridiculously epic music-making from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain this afternoon…Watch the whole performance this evening, live-streamed from 7.30pm https://www.youtube.com/user/SouthbankCentre/livePosted by Classic FM on Friday, 8 April 2016
But the main event of the day was…
This wonderful piece of flashmobbery, when players from the NYOGB sprung Stravinsky on the afternoon crowd at the Southbank Centre.
Stravinsky's Firebird at the Royal Festival Hall
This is amazing - walking INSIDE an orchestra as they thunder out Stravinsky's Firebird!Bravo to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain!Posted by Classic FM on Friday, 8 April 2016
And why not watch the whole concert from the concert of you own living room?
The whole thing will be live streamed here, from 7.30pm:
The final concerts in the NYO of GB's Spring tour are this Saturday, at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall, and this Sunday, at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall