Russian Masterpieces

Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Band join forces with the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra to perform excerpts from Khachaturian's Battle of Stalingrad.
Saturday 28 March 2015, 18.00
Albert Hall
Nottingham
Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday 28 March 2015, 18.00
Albert Hall
Nottingham
Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra
DDMP NPO
DDMP NPO
  • Members of CCYWB should arrive for a rehearsal at 16.00

The City & County Youth Wind Band are combining forces with the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra for a rare performance of a suite of music from the film score to The Battle of Stalingrad, composed by Aram Khachaturian. 

The film depicts the savage scenes from the World War II Battle of Stalingrad (now named Volgograd) − where Nazi forces attempted and failed to capture the city named after the Soviet ruler, Jospeh Stalin, over the prolonged and brutal winter of 1942/43, destroying the entire city. The score is no less massive in scale and immensity, and requires such large forces that the players of the City & County Youth Wind Band have been recruited by the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra to provide the force of sound required to give this performance justice.

The Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra will also perform a programme of Russian Masterpieces with Alexandra Dariescu as piano soloist.

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no.2 
Khachaturian Excerpts from Battle of Stalingrad
Tchaikovsky Symphony no.6 "Pathetique"

Alexandra Dariescu Piano
Mark Heron Conductor

Tickets & Bookings

Tickets: £15 (Stalls), £11 (Arena), £5 (Children/Students)
To book: Tickets available from the Royal Concert Hall Box Office, 0115 9899 5555 or on the door.
Albert Hall, Nottingham:trch.co.uk
Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra:nottinghamphilharmonic.co.uk


Becoming a member of the City & County Youth Wind Band

Entrance into the City & County Youth Wind Band (CCYWB) is done by audition, where applicants are expected to be of at least grade 6. Competition for places is quite high, and we expect many players who are given a place in this ensemble to be up to, and beyond grade 8 standard.

Sumit your application to become a member of the Schools' Orchestra, Youth Orchestra or Youth Wind Band now…