This is the NYO as you've never heard us before. At our concerts on 5 January (Liverpool Phil) and 6 January (Barbican, London), we'll be giving the first two performances of Anna Meredith's specially written new piece HandsFree, choreographed by David Ogle. It's one of twenty 12-minute pieces which, as part of the UK-wide New Music 20x12 programme have been commissioned to feature centrestage in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Featuring beatboxing, clapping and body percussion the work showcases the orchestra in a completely new way.
This video shows the full orchestra in the final rehearsal stages at our Winter residential course in Oxfordshire.
For tickets to hear the finished product, visit: liverpoolphil.com or barbican.org.uk.
Under 25s can have the best seats in the house for just £5!