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National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain

National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain

Sat 18 August
Victoria Hall

Peter Stark conductor
Gershwin Cuban Overture
Bernstein Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Copland Lincoln Portrait
Dvorak Symphony No. 9

America! Bernstein Centenary

Come together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain.

Treat the whole family to this incredible classical musical showcase, performed by NCO’s accomplished Under 13 Orchestra as they return to Leeds Town Hall. The young musicians of NCO have been astonishing audiences since 1978 - this is your chance to join in with the fun!

America! Bernstein Centenary: Under 13 Orchestra pays homage to one of America’s greatest composers through rambunctious repertoire dedicated to the United States. The concert begins in dusty Havana, Cuba, where Gershwin holidayed amongst the grand rainbow avenues and palm trees (Cuban Overture). We hotfoot over to Manhattan with three American sailors, granted leave for 24-hours from their ship: “New York, New York! It's a helluva town!” (Three Dance Episodes from On the Town).

Abe Lincoln’s iconic speeches – including his 1863 Gettysburg Address - take center stage as the orchestra perform their rendition of Copland’s Lincoln Memorial. The performance closes with Dvorak’s Symphony No.9, a hymn to the musical styles of Native and African Americans.

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Standard: £23, £19, £16
Concessions: £21, £17, £14 (Students/Unwaged/60+)
Under 16s: £5
Under 5s go free

Tickets & Times

  • Sat 18 Aug , 6:30 PM

  • A spectacular conclusion to a memorable concert
    Ilkley Gazette

  • The NCO continues to go from strength to strength
    Yorkshire Times