NYO’s Hope Exchange

Sun 8 Aug, 7pm

Leeds Town HallVenue Name


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Holly Mathieson – conductor
Francesca Dego – violin

Laura Jurd – CHANT
Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 2
Anna Clyne – Sound and Fury
Schumann – Symphony No. 4

Music is the lifeblood of hope and a place where our darkest fears may be confronted and overcome.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain makes an explosive return to live music-making, featuring conductor Holly Mathieson and virtuoso violinist Francesca Dego. From psalms to sports crowds, chanting is a universal expression of communal hope; Chant is an exuberant new commission from Laura Jurd that captures just that. In Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 a sweet folk-like lyricism confronts an anxious sense of the real. Inspired by the despair of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Anna Clyne’s Sound and Fury is a riveting evocation of a world drained of hope. Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 is a musical vision of sublime light and fearful dark, where hope struggles with horrid foreboding.

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Coronavirus Information

In line with the Government’s third stage of lockdown easing, and building on the success of our 2020 pilot events to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our audiences and staff, Leeds Town Hall will re-open with the following measures in place:
– Hand sanitising stations on entry and around the venue
– Clearly marked one-way system around the venue
– Socially distanced seating arrangements with predetermined entrance times
– Socially distanced toilet facilities
– Face coverings: everyone is expected to wear a face covering unless excused for reasons of age, health or disability.

Customer contact details and the time they are present in our buildings will be recorded for NHS Test and Trace purposes. In accordance with NHS requirements this information will be held for 21 days and, if asked, will be provided to NHS Test and Trace. Information will be stored securely, in line with data protection laws, and will not be shared with anyone else. This data will not be used for marketing.


Standard: £11
Aged 19 and under: free

(price includes booking fee)

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