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Music, Sat 18 Aug 2018

National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain

National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain


GERSHWIN Cuban Overture
BERNSTEIN Three Dance Episodes from _On the Town_
COPLAND _Lincoln Portrait_
DVORAK _Symphony No. 9_


Come together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain.

Treat the whole family to this incredible classical musical showcase, performed by NCO’s accomplished Under 13 Orchestra as they return to Leeds Town Hall. The young musicians of NCO have been astonishing audiences since 1978 - this is your chance to join in with the fun!

AMERICA! BERNSTEIN CENTENARY: Under 13 Orchestra pay homage to one of America’s greatest composers through a rambunctious repertoire dedicated to the United States. The concert begins in dusty Havana, Cuba, where Gershwin holidayed amongst the grand rainbow avenues and palm trees (_Cuban Overture_). We hotfoot over to Manhattan with three American sailors, granted leave for 24-hours from their ship: _“New York, New York! It's a helluva town_!” (Three Dance Episodes from _On the Town_).

Abe Lincoln’s iconic speeches – including his 1863 Gettysburg Address - take center stage as the orchestra perform their rendition of Copland’s _Lincoln Memorial_. The performance closes with Dvorak’s _Symphony No.9_, a hymn to the musical styles of Native and African Americans.

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Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 18 Aug 2018 18:30 to 00:00


Event begins at 6.30pm Standard: £23, £19, £16 Concessions: £21, £17, £14 (Students/Unwaged/60+) Under 16s: £5 Under 5s go free



    Leeds Town Hall

    0113 376 0318


    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    LS1 3AD



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    Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

    By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

    By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality