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National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain

National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain

Mon 1 January 0001 - Sat 18 August 2018
Victoria Hall

America! Bernstein Centenary

Peter Stark - conductor

Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Hurwitz - La La Land Concert Suite
Bernstein - Three Dance Episodes: On the Town
Copland - Lincoln Portrait
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9

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 centre stage as the orchestra performs its rendition of Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. 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

  • A spectacular conclusion to a memorable concert
    Ilkley Gazette

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