Wide view of stage at Albert Hall in Nottignham with the Nottingham Youth Intermediate Orchestra performing

NYIO - Intermediate Orchestra

Intermediate Orchestra performs three concerts a year enjoying classical favourites, film scores, traditional folk and jazz music in excellent arrangements. The musicians are also challenged with original classical and modern orchestral repertoire to prepare them for moving up to NYO.

Percussion section of NYIO
NYIO taking a bow at the Royal Concert Hall

Membership of NYIO allows youngsters to progress musically alongside other players of similar age and ability. Many play at around Grade 5 level and are often in their GCSE years at school. However exam preparations don’t stop students attending as orchestra is the perfect activity to have a break from studying and enjoy making music with others.

Friendships are forged throughout the year and at the weekend residential where members enjoy music workshops, social activities and a concert finale.

NYIO Wind section
NYIO Brass section

“What a fantastic afternoon with NYTO and NYIO at the Albert Hall. Some fabulous young musicians and the quality of the playing was just outstanding. Goosebumps time.”

— Ali J Photography