About National Youth Orchestra of Wales

Kwame Ryan conducting

Jennifer Pike violin
National Youth Orchestra of Wales
Kwamé Ryan conductor

Dani Howard Argentum
Violin Concerto 24'
Scheherazade 42'

The National Youth Orchestra of Wales and Canadian conductor Kwamé Ryan present a kaleidoscope of orchestral works. Dani Howard's Argentum (Latin for silver) is a short, vibrant and fun, yet reflective piece centred around celebration. Korngold’s timeless Violin Concerto, dedicated to Alma Mahler and peppered with themes from his popular film scores, sets the scene for perhaps one of the most vivid pieces of musical storytelling for orchestra, Rimsky-Korsakov’s exhilarating symphonic suite Scheherazade.

Supported by the American Friends of the Three Choirs Festival