NYO Tour Berlin 2011



Where did we stay?
From Friday 22nd until Thursday 28th July we stayed at:

Hauptbahnhof A&O Youth Centre
Lehrter Strasse 12-15
D - 10557 Berlin
telephone (from the UK): 00 49 30 322 920 4200
e-mail: reception@aohostels.com


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Feeding the 5000......

Shop til you drop! Feeding the 5000! Pizza devoured

Triumphant concert in the Jesus Christus Kirche, Dahle.

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Outdoor concert in the Tierpark, Berlin-Friedrichsfelde.

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Day out at Wannsee... a beach by the lake

Matt the Mermaid!


Post Tour Concert Review and Slideshow

Saturday 30th July 2011 - St. Marys Church Nottingham - Berlin Tour ConcertBerlin Tour 2011 - Flyer

Vltava - Smetana
Concerto for 2 trumpets - Manfredini
Peer Gynt - Grieg
Scheherazade - Rimsky-Korsakov

Derek Williams - Conductor
Amanda Bruce - Leader
Rachel Tooley & Chris Hart - Soloists


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Post Tour Concert Review

To bring off Rimsky-Korsakov's exotic Scheherazade suite, an orchestra needs special talents in every section. Prior to St Mary's, the NYO gave three concerts (two with expatriate violinist Daniel Bell playing Glazunov) at different locations in Berlin - and even the sternest of German judges must have been impressed.

Inspired by the Tales of the Arabian Nights, Rimsky painted an animated fresco of melody, rhythm and instrumental shadings. Images of Sindbad's ship, a prince among dervishes and a festival in Baghdad are evoked by various groups of players.

Leader Amanda Bruce linked the scenes with her captivating violin. The graceful interlude for a young royal couple produced real enchantment. In the final build-up to a reprise of the sultan's theme, the way that the ensemble sustained the momentum was thrilling to hear.

In the opening performance of Smetana's Vltava, Bohemian dances were deftly inserted into the changing flow of the river depicted. Under conductor Derek Williams's scrupulous guidance, movements from Grieg's Peer Gynt music were executed with poetry, pathos and gusto.   
And Rachel Tooley and Christopher Hart played beautifully matched trumpets in a baroque concerto by Francesco Manfredini. Noble music-making all round.

Peter Palmer - Nottingham Evening Post

The Nottingham Youth Orchestra