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National Youth Orchestras of Scotland Ticket Giveaway

We’re delighted to team up with the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) to bring you a brilliant ticket giveaway for:

NYOS Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
15 April 2018
3pm
City Halls, Glasgow

This spring in Glasgow, NYOS Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the compelling and insightful Rebecca Miller, present a programme full of natural wonder. First, the orchestra perform Judith Weir’s enchanting piece Forest. Intended initially for a small ensemble of just four violas, it grew organically ‘sprouting musical leaves’, ‘almost as if in a process of nature’.

The Orchestra will then be joined by the brilliant pianist, James Willshire to perform the world premiere of a new co-commission written by the hugely talented Scottish composer and rising star, Jay Capperauld. At its creative core, this new piano concerto focuses on key environmental issues, expressed in part through the lamenting bird song of an endangered species calling out for a mate that may no longer exist.

For the final piece of the evening we return to one of the 20th Century’s greatest and most influential works, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. This story of violence and nature-worship in pagan Russia is inspired in part by Stravinsky’s boyhood memories of the thunderous break-up of the ice on the Neva River in St. Petersburg each spring. The Rite of Spring was a groundbreaking ballet strengthened by a riot-worthy orchestral score.

Programme:
Judith Weir: Forest
Jay Capperauld: Endlings (Piano Concerto) (World Premiere)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Conductor Rebecca Miller
Soloist James Willshire

 

To be in with the chance of winning one of ten pairs of tickets to attend, simply email communications@spt.co.uk with the subject header NYOS and your name. Entries close on Monday 9th April at 5pm, winners will be announced Tuesday 10th April.

That’s not all! We also have an exclusive discount for our Upper Circle members which entitles them to 25% off ticket prices! Find out how to reddem on our Upper Circle page.