Nottingham Youth Orchestra – Spring Concert 2023

Intermediate Orchestra


Chris Hoggarth


  • 1. Tango in D
    — Albeniz
  • 2. Harry Potter Symphonic Suite
    — Williams (arr. Brubaker)
  • 3. Capriccio Italien
    — Tchaikovsky

Programme notes

This afternoon NYIO will be tackling an enormously challenging programme. It has been fantastic to see the progression made over the course of the term and the orchestra has done amazingly well at dealing with some very difficult pieces of music, normally performed by adult orchestras.

1. Tango in D

We begin with the Tango in D by Albeniz, which evokes warm feelings of Spain. Originally composed for piano, the piece was orchestrated by Sir Malcolm Arnold in 1953 and has become the most performed Tango in concert music. The main rich melody for the strings is interspersed with woodwind countermelodies and colouring from the brass and percussion.

2. Harry Potter Symphonic Suite

John Williams' music for the Harry Potter films is full of well known tunes and magical effects. This piece is no mean feat for the orchestra and each section gets their turn at leading the festivities. Rapid notes are regularly used to create a backdrop to support the main theme of each section of the piece.

3. Capriccio Italien

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, circa 1875; portrait by Charles Reutlinger

Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien is an enormously difficult piece and also very long, presenting huge challenges for every section of the orchestra. The piece itself was inspired by Tchaikovsky's visit to Italy in 1880 and the different sounds that captured his imagination whilst he was there: a distant bugle call, singing in the streets, a local band, and a lively Tarantella from the carnival. Well done again to the orchestra for taking on such a big work!


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Violin 1
Frederick Turner *
Scarlett Almond 
Izzie Neave
Layla Jauzelon  
Norah Flavin 
Max Hardy
Jasmina Demir - Wong 
Orla Gilmore 
Rujula Anand

Violin 2
Lucy Jackson
Chiara Empringham
Amelie Almond 
Isla Williams
Isaac So 
Evie Cox

Violin 3 / Viola
Alexa Berkin - Evans (viola)
Elsie O'Connor - (viola)
Tegan Duff (viola)
Ayesha Pocock 
Phoebe Neate
Karimah Muhammad 
Henry Wheat

Darwin Osborne 
Lawrence Bungay
Cedric Lam
Hannah Newman 
Christian Hackett
Audrey Cook 
Jasper Duff

Double Bass
Isabella Raisin - Moss

Hattie Jamieson
Kitty Haworth
James Golding 
Chloe Wong
Daniel Talmain 

Hattie Jamieson

Kaylyn Young
Evie Gooding 
Gregory Agafonov 

Cor Anglais
Kaylyn Young

Winnie Charlton
Amelia Cocker
Lavinia Scurtu 
Isobel McIntyre 

Edward Leeming

Hannah Duffy
Adrian Chan

Holly Crane  
Bryn Clark
Esther Mackay
Jacob Ingram
Thomas Moran 
Thomas Star
Tobias Gooding
Charlotte Simmonds

Elise Stevens
Chun Yu (James) Leung
Bella Dobson

Jess Smith

Albert Beesley - Collingwood
Casper Davies
Paige Kirya
Daisy Price
Jasmine Price

Faith Ward


Tutor Thanks

Dora Chatzigeorgiou - 1st Violin
Sarah Cresswell - 2nd Violin
Juliet Ward - 3rd Violin / Viola
Matt Barks – Double Bass / Cello
Charlotte Reavley - Woodwind
Lilla Di Miceli - Brass
Alex Lucas - Percussion
Roisin Hickey – Harp

NYO would like to thank the Danny Morris Memorial Trust Fund for their support.

Peter Horril Scholarship
We are very grateful to the Horril family for their donation in memory of Peter Horril. Peter was a local schoolmaster and music lover.

Friends of NYO
Prof & Mrs D F Brailsford
Mr & Mrs A Foster
Mr R Hammond
Mr & Mrs Hands
Professor S & Mrs H Hodkinson
Mrs F Keetley
Mrs Emily Kenefeck
Mr & Mrs A MacDiarmid
Mrs Elisabeth Mills
Mr & Mrs R Nicolle
Mr & Mrs A C Powell
Prof & Dr Polnay
Mr & Mrs K Pryer
Mr & Mrs R Skinner
Drs A & M D Smith
Mr H & Mrs E Watkinson
Mrs Witcombe

French Horn Chair - In memory of Don and Betty Adamson
Double Bass Chair - In memory of Corin Long and Pam Thomas