NYOS announces new season and marks the return of Scotland's most talented young musicians

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) has launched its first full season brochure in over two years.

Deborah Welsh
Wednesday, 2nd March 2022, 10:58am
NYOS announces new season and marks the return of Scotland's most talented young musicians

The new digital guide to the 2022 spring and summer seasons marks the return of Scotland’s most talented young musicians to the concert platform.

“It is a tremendous privilege to share this programme of concerts from the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland with you. The resilience and enthusiasm of our young players has provided hope and optimism during unprecedented and challenging times for musicians and music organisations alike. After this testing period, I am thrilled to begin my time at NYOS by celebrating our first live concerts in over two years.” Kirsteen Davidson Kelly, Chief Executive

The NYOS 2022 programme features some of the best orchestral and jazz repertoire, including Ravel’s relentlessly inventive Daphnis et Chloé Suites Nos. 1 & 2, a rare opportunity for NYOS Senior Orchestra to perform a Beethoven symphony as a chamber-sized ensemble, and The Oak by Florence Price, the first American woman of colour to have her work performed by a major orchestra in the 1930s.

Once again, the young musicians are joined by top soloists and internationally renowned conductors. These include award-winning saxophonist Jess Gillam, who has built an international performance, recording and broadcasting career after becoming the first saxophone player to reach the BBC Young Musician Final in 2016. Jess performs with NYOS Symphony Orchestra in spring under the baton of Kerem Hasan, winner of the Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award. The programme also explores contemporary repertoire with NYOS Senior Orchestra performing Jupiter’s Fairground, a concert overture by British composer Eleanor Alberga, whose work is celebrated internationally for its emotional impact, depth of craft, brilliant colouring and orchestration.

Alongside this year’s performances, NYOS will continue its projects in schools and communities across Scotland, including its ambassador programme of training and work opportunities for recent music graduates.


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