About National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain: Main Orchestra’s Force of Destiny Concert

NCO are excited to present its Main Orchestra for the first time at Birmingham Symphony Hall, for their 2024 summer concert!

At just 13 and 14 years old, the young musicians of National Children’s Orchestras’ Main Orchestra are some of the UK’s most remarkable young musicians, and their creativity, skill, determination and musicality is awe-inspiring.

Conducted by Harish Shankar, they will perform their Force of Destiny programme:

- Guiseppe Verdi’s Force of Destiny Overture

- Carlos Simons’s Fate Now Conquers

- Maurice Ravel’s La Valse

- Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5

NCO’s concerts are for everyone. Join us to discover the joy and energy that can be experienced in the presence of a wonderful children’s orchestra and support the next generation of musicians.

Booking Info

£20.50 - £26.50 standard, £15 - £24.50 Concessions (Unwaged, Benefit Recipient, Access Scheme) / £7 Under 18s and Students

Free NCO First Experience tickets for children and their families who attend the local music hub/s (up to 2 per family).

Ticket commission

*Events may carry a £1 - £5 ticket commission; charged per ticket. This is charged when you book through B:Music’s Box Office – online, by phone or in person. Any advertised prices will include any per-ticket fee that may apply.

Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons

If you require a wheelchair position (subject to availability) please call the Box Office on 0121 289 6343.

A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the Access Scheme, email boxoffice@bmusic.co.uk or call us on 0121 289 6343.

Dates & Times

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Please note: Our free events are general admission and seating cannot be guaranteed.

Our performance running times are usually confirmed close to the show. Where available we'll post the times as soon as we can get them, so check back about a week before for updates. Performance running times are approximate and subject to change.

Getting here

  • Symphony Hall
    Broad Street
    B1 2EA
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