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    Mighty River

    free
    Sun 3 Jul, 12.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
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    A woman holding a syringe in a lab, Mighty River
    Hugo Glendinning

    Bold, brilliant, brave: join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain as hundreds of musicians animate the music of iconic British women at the New Music Biennial.

    Errollyn Wallen’s momentous Mighty River explores themes of slavery and freedom, and expresses a positive vision for human connectedness.

    NYO's teenage musicians have a special commitment to this music, having gathered from across the nation to build a digital performance in homage to the death of George Floyd.

    Now this national community of teenagers who care passionately about social justice play Mighty River live together. Speaking together through their music, their individual voices become extremely powerful.

    Need to know

    This event is free, but ticketed. Seating is unallocated and tickets don’t guarantee entry: admission is on a first come, first served basis for those with tickets. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

    This 15-minute piece is performed twice, with a short Q&A session with the composer between the performances.

    Dates & times

    Sun 3 Jul, 12.30pm
    Approximate run time: 60 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    • Standard entryFree, but ticketed

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