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The Sound of Science Fiction

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conducted by Kirill Karabits, plays Dior's Science Fiction, Adams' Doctor Atomic and Sibelius' Second Symphony from Warwick Arts Centre.

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conducted by Kirill Karabits, play Rick Dior's Science Fiction (complete with theremin), John Adams' Doctor Atomic Symphony, and Jean Sibelius' Second Symphony from Warwick Arts Centre.

Rick Dior - Science Fiction
John Adams - Doctor Atomic Symphony
INTERVAL
Sibelius - Symphony No 2

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Conducted by Kirill Karabits

Presented by Tom Redmond.

After the concert:

Adopt a Composer
The Adopt a Composer scheme is run by Making Music, in association with Sound and Music. This year seven composers have been paired with seven amateur performing groups around the country. The composer gets to work with the group over the course of a year to create a piece of music that is given its premiere performance by the ensemble, and Radio 3 is broadcasting the results.

Tonight you'll hear:
Peter Yarde Martin's piece, performed by Bellfolk Bell Ringers in Norwich.

2 hours, 28 minutes

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