Open to the public, the live music sessions at the festival feature 10,000 of the UK’s brightest young musicians performing jazz, brass, classical, folk, choral and contemporary music at city-centre locations across Birmingham including Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Symphony Hall.
The National Festival includes workshops and other participatory events as well as a Festival Fringe.
A new element for 2019 is the MFY Festival Hub, located in Symphony Hall throughout the event. The hub is aimed at teachers, young musicians and their friends and families. As well as an exhibition space, the hub programme will be include performances, Q&A sessions and digital sound games.
For full details of the Music for Youth 2019 National Festival programme, visit the Music for Youth website.