A Stunning Display
MIKE WHEELER is impressed by the
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
playing Lauren Marshall, Brett Dean,
Szymanowski and Rachmaninov
If any musical organisation qualifies for that over-worked description 'national treasure', it is surely the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. With absolutely no concessions needing to be made for age or inexperience, the 160 or so players, taking up every available square inch of the Royal Concert Hall platform, delivered a stunning display of collective virtuosity (Nottingham, UK, 5 January 2017).
We were taken by surprise, though, with an unannounced opener, and an unannounced conductor — cellist Joshua Mock, stepping forward from his orchestra seat. Lauren Marshall is one of six current members of the NYO Composers scheme...
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