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London Symphony Orchestra LSO Discovery

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Spring 2013 LSO St Luke’s UBS and LSO Music Education Centre

Get involved with music Learn – Create – Participate lso.co.uk/lsodiscovery

Families and children Fun and interactive family-friendly events

Shake, Rattle and Roll!

The Mighty Sea

Every Mon 14 Jan to 25 Mar (except Mon 18 Feb) Clore Room, LSO St Luke’s

Sun 24 Feb 2.30–3.30pm (free foyer activities 1.15–2.15pm) Barbican

Join the LSO Early Years team to sing, listen, move and groove your way through interactive and creative sessions. In age-based groups of no more than 15, your child will receive individual attention as well as the chance to interact with other children.

Rachel Leach presenter Timothy Redmond conductor

Music workshops for 1- to 5-year-olds

£92.50 full-term booking only Due to the popularity of these workshops, If you would like to take part please email earlyyears@lso.co.uk by Monday 10 December at 5pm to be entered into the Shake, Rattle and Roll draw. Please include name, child’s date of birth and phone number. Successful applicants will be informed by Wednesday 12 December. For full details visit lso.co.uk or call Emily Murray on 020 7382 2556.

Music Explorers

Family Concert for 7- to 12-year-olds

It’s all aboard for an adventure on the high seas as we explore music inspired by salt, seaweed, storms and foghorns! We’ll be launching our own musical boat, joining in with a sailor’s song and, in some of the murkiest waters, trying to avoid a shark or two … Tickets £5 under-16s, £10 adults Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk A free crèche is available for under-7s for the duration of the concert, booking essential

For families with under-8s Sat 26 Jan 10am–12pm Workshops, 12–12.30pm Concert Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s Bring the whole family to our musical circus for a chance to meet LSO musicians, try out instruments, take part in a Gamelan workshop and make your own props to use in the concert at the end of the morning. Tickets £3 children, £5 adults (under 12 months free, no ticket required) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891

Pre-Concert Family workshops Workshops for 7- to 12-year-olds 10.30am–1pm Barbican Foyers Ahoy there! Prepare for the concert with these watery workshops. Compose seafaring music with members of the LSO and make nautical props to take into the concert. Tickets £5 (adults & children) Open to Family Concert bookers only Children must be accompanied by an adult

Supported by the Ann and Frederick O’Brien Charitable Trust

Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891

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Family Day

Fri 8 Mar (times below) Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Mon 1 Apr 10am–2pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Join Hannah Conway and LSO players as they re-tell a popular children’s story through music.

Bring the whole family along to LSO St Luke’s for this friendly open day. Find out more about what goes on in this fascinating venue, hear music performed by LSO players and get involved in some music-making of your very own!

Story telling with Hannah Conway

10.30–11.15am: Nurseries & Children’s Centres £2 per person. Booking opens Tue 22 Jan Limited to 50 places per group To book call Natalie Chivers on 020 7382 2535 or email natalie.chivers@lso.co.uk 12.30–1.15pm: Families £3 per person (under 12 months free, no ticket required) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 Supported by AXA Investment Managers

For the whole family

Tickets £3 children, £5 adults (under 12 months free, no ticket required) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 Part of LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival

‘Being with a group of people making music together – not only is it fun, it’s really important and food for the soul.’ Samantha Hunt, Mum of a child in a Shake, Rattle & Roll workshop

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Lifelong learning Opportunities for everyone to experience music

LSO Open Rehearsal

Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Thu 24 Jan 2–5pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Fri 1, 15 Feb; 15 Mar; Mon 25 Mar 12.30–1.15pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Join conductor/composer John Adams as he rehearses the LSO in preparation for a Barbican concert on Sunday 27 January.

Join presenter Rachel Leach as we invite LSO musicians to perform their favourite works for two, including piano duets and jazz percussion.

For members of the local community aged 12+ Informal free concerts for all ages over 5

Free entry, booking essential Free entry, just turn up on the day! To book call Lydia Nickalls on 020 7382 2584 or email lydia.nickalls@lso.co.uk

For more information or to book a group, call Helen Innes on 020 7382 2512 or email helen.innes@lso.co.uk Supported by Coutts Charitable Trust, LSO Friends and The Idlewild Trust

LSO Create

A club for adults with learning difficulties Mon 4 Feb & Mon 4 Mar 10.15am–3pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s Participants and their carers get the chance to play new instruments and create and perform their own music alongside LSO players in these interactive workshops.

Mon 25 Mar part of LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival

Singing Day: Brahms Requiem

For all ages over 16

Sat 16 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Free entry, booking essential To book call Natalie Chivers on 020 7382 2535 or email natalie.chivers@lso.co.uk Supported by The Ann and Frederick O’Brien Charitable Trust, Coutts Charitable Trust, David Solomons Charitable Trust, Rix-Thompson-Rothenberg Foundation, Lionel Wigram Memorial Trust, LSO Patrons

Join LSO Choral Director Simon Halsey in our first Singing Day when he’ll lead a workshop on Brahms’ Requiem followed by an informal performance which friends and family can watch. Whether you sing in a local choir, or haven’t sung since school, this is an exciting opportunity to get to grips with a classic work. Some sightsinging ability is required. Tickets £17 (includes music hire) Afternoon spectator tickets £5 (from 3pm)

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Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk Get £5 off the Singing Day if you also book tickets for the LSO performance of Brahms’ Requiem on 30 or 31 March For full details and how to apply lso.co.uk/singingdays Part of the LSO and LSC Choral Development Programme which is generously supported by the J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

‘Performing in the LSO Community Choir is fantastic – everyone needs music in their lives.’ Rosaline Ogunro, Community Choir Member

Gamelan Concert Suitable for all ages

Fri 22 Mar 7.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s LSO Community Gamelan Group plus Special Guests Come and immerse yourself in an exciting performance of traditional and contemporary Balinese music, plus some new arrangements to celebrate the 10th birthday of LSO St Luke’s. Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk Part of LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival

Discovery Day: Brahms For all ages over 12

Sun 24 Mar 10am–5.30pm 10am–1pm Barbican, 2.30–5.30pm LSO St Luke’s Find out more about the life and work of German Romantic composer Johannes Brahms with exclusive access to an Orchestra rehearsal (featuring Sir Colin Davis and Nikolaj Znaider) followed by a lecture from a leading expert and a one-off performance of Brahms’ String Sextet in G Major by LSO string players. Full day tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions) Afternoon only £12 Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk

Community Choir Concert Suitable for all ages

Tue 26 Mar 7.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s As part of the 10th birthday celebration of LSO St Luke’s, the Community Choir celebrates its own anniversary with a programme of highlights from ten years of music-making. Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk Part of the LSO and LSC Choral Development Programme which is generously supported by the J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust Part of LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival

Not(e) Perfect Orchestra For all ages over 18

Sat 30 Mar 10am–5pm workshops, 5.30–6pm concert Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s A unique opportunity to be part of an orchestra for a day. Wish you hadn’t given up playing your instrument? Come along to LSO St Luke’s where Paul Rissmann and LSO players will work alongside you and your new band-mates to refresh your skills and put together an informal concert for family and friends, featuring Elgar’s Nimrod. We are particularly looking for those who haven’t played their instrument for a while, or never get to perform with others.

Part of LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival

Tickets £10 Booking opens Mon 3 Dec 2012 For full details and how to apply lso.co.uk/noteperfect Part of LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival

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Young musicians Masterclasses and workshops with artists of the future

Digital Technology Group Workshops for 12- to 18-year-olds

Every Mon 14 Jan to 25 Mar 4–7pm (except Mon 18 Feb) Candide Discovery Room, LSO St Luke’s Would you like to make music using the latest software or learn how to record your voice, instrument or band using high-tech studio equipment? Working with LSO and guest musicians in a professional studio environment will give you the opportunity to develop your creative and performance skills. Free to join, booking essential To join call Chris Rogers on 020 7566 2878 or email chris.rogers@lso.co.uk

LSO On Track  Olympic Orchestra

Thu 21 Mar 7pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s The LSO On Track Orchestra from the London 2012 Opening Ceremony comes together for a concert as part of the LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival and to relive the magic of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Tickets £3 children, £5 adults Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk For more information contact Amy Majumdar on 020 7382 2526 or email amy.majumdar@lso.co.uk Tickets on sale Mon 11 Feb LSO On Track is supported by the Clore Duffield Foundation, the Hedley Foundation, Sir John Cass’s Foundation and UBS. Part of LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival

Supported by David and Alexandra Scholey

‘Performing at the Olympics was the biggest thing I’ll probably ever do in my life. It’s never going to get better than that!’ Chris Karwacinski, LSO On Track Violinist

DTG / Soundhub Showcase For all ages over 12

Mon 25 Mar 7.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s The LSO’s new composer initiative, LSO Soundhub, joins forces with LSO Discovery’s Digital Technology Group for a concert curated by MOBO-nominee Ayanna Witter-Johnson. Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk LSO Soundhub is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Part of LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival

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Masterclasses For all ages over 12

All take place at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s Wed 16 Jan 6.30–8.30pm Tim Hugh cello Fri 18 Jan 10am–12pm Dawn Upshaw soprano Wed 13 Feb 2.30–5.30pm Gareth Davies flute John Alley piano Wed 13 Feb 6–9pm Chris Richards clarinet Thu 14 Feb 6–8.30pm Joost Bosdijk bassoon Wed 27 Mar 3.30–6.30pm Roman Simovic violin Masterclasses form a core component in the training and development of future orchestral players and soloists. In this series, LSO players mentor musicians from the Guildhall School in performance sessions which see them concentrate on selected orchestral solos, focusing in on performance technique, sound and the players’ relationship with audience and music alike. As well as being a unique opportunity for the musicians to explore the performance stage with members of the LSO, it gives audiences a chance to see what’s behind the performance: a truly unique insight into the mind-set of the 21st century orchestral musician.

At a glance Spring 2013 Events Calendar Weekly events from Mon 14 Jan from Mon 14 Jan

Page Shake, Rattle & Roll!2 Digital Technology Group6

January Wed 16 Jan 6.30pm Fri 18 Jan 10am Thu 24 Jan 2pm Sat 26 Jan 10am

Masterclass with Tim Hugh7 Masterclass with Dawn Upshaw7 LSO Open Rehearsal5 Music Explorers2

February Fri 1 Feb 12.30pm Mon 4 Feb 10.15am Wed 13 Feb 2.30pm Wed 13 Feb 6pm Thu 14 Feb 6pm Fri 15 Feb 12.30pm Sat 16 Feb 10.30am Sun 24 Feb 10.30am Sun 24 Feb 2.30pm

Friday Lunchtime Concert4 LSO Create4 Masterclass with Gareth Davies/John Alley7 Masterclass with Chris Richards7 Masterclass with Joost Bosdijk7 Friday Lunchtime Concert4 Singing Day: Brahms Requiem4 Family Concert: Workshops2 Family Concert: The Mighty Sea2

March Mon 4 Mar 10am Fri 8 Mar morning Fri 15 Mar 12.30pm Thu 21 Mar 7pm Fri 22 Mar 7.30pm Sun 24 Mar 10am Mon 25 Mar 12.30pm Mon 25 Mar 7.30pm Tue 26 Mar 7.30pm Wed 27 Mar 3.30pm Sat 30 Mar 10am Sat 30 Mar 5.30pm

LSO Create  4 Concerts for under-5s3 Friday Lunchtime Concert4 LSO On Track Olympic Orchestra6 Gamelan Concert5 Discovery Day: Brahms5 Discovery Lunchtime Concert4 DTG / SoundHub Showcase6 Community Choir Concert5 Masterclass with Roman Simovic7 Not(e) Perfect Workshops6 Not(e) Perfect Concert6

April Mon 1 Apr 10am

Family Day at LSO St Luke’s3

Free entry, booking essential Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk Centre for Orchestra and Guildhall Artists at the Barbican events are part of LINK, a unique collaboration between the LSO, Guildhall School and Barbican to create the world’s leading centre for performance, training and education in the arts.

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Contact us If you would like further information on anything mentioned in this newsletter please contact: Kate Gardner, LSO Discovery London Symphony Orchestra Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS

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Telephone 020 7382 2549 Email ­­kate.gardner@lso­­­.co.uk Website lso.co.uk/lsodiscovery Information correct at time of going to print. The LSO reserves the right to change events if necessary.

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Inspire Spring 2013