IT IS the perfect concert for families.
An orchestra of some of the most talented young musicians in the country playing some of the most familiar music from the classical repertoire.
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain plays at Leeds Town Hall tomorrow (January 5) at 7.30pm.
The concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 2pm on Sunday 13 January as part of Sunday Concert.
The orchestra, led by world renowned conductor, John Wilson, will play Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from his well-known opera, Peter Grimes, and Adams’ Guide to Strange Places.
The musicians will also play Holst’s popular orchestral suite, The Planets with excerpts from the movement Venus which were used in the soundtrack to the 2005 film, Wallace & Gromit – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain was established in 1948 as a national platform to champion the development of British teenagers and the future of the orchestra.
Each year, the orchestra starts afresh, recruiting 165 of Britain’s best teenage musicians aged between 13 and 19 years.
The musicians have to audition for a place.
The orchestra was recently awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music celebrating its longstanding commitment to nurturing the talent and potential of Britain’s teenage musicians.
The conductor, John Wilson, has established a reputation as a conductor, arranger and scholar and is well known for his appearances at the BBC Proms.
His 2009 Proms, celebrating 75 years of MGM musicals, took him from being a highly respected conductor across an unusually broad spectrum of music to an overnight sensation.
Tickets from the Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or book online at www.leedsconcertseason.com.