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

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Families and children Fun and interactive family-friendly events

Recurring event

Performance

One-day event

Participation

Shake, Rattle and Roll!

America!

Lullabies

Concerts for under-5s

Every Monday, 29 Apr–15 Jul (except 6 & 27 May) 10–10.45am Babies, 11–11.45am Cruisers, 12–12.45pm Toddlers Clore Room, LSO St Luke’s

Sun 5 May 2.30–3.30pm (free foyer activities 1.15–2.15pm) Barbican Hall

Mon 6 May 2.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Fri 17 May (times below) Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Come and share in a performance of traditional songs from the Comoros Islands performed by a community group of mothers, teenagers and children from Marseille, France, in a cultural exchange as part of the LSO’s residency in Aix-en-Provence. Bring the whole family to share in this cherished passing of cultural memories from one generation to the next.

Join Vanessa King and LSO players as they re-tell a popular children’s story through music. Hear how the instruments tell a story and help Vanessa by joining in with all the songs and musical games we come across on our journey.

Music workshops for 1- to 5-year-olds

Join the Early Years team and LSO musicians in these interactive, creative music 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 and musicians. £95 full-term booking only Due to the popularity of these workshops, if you would like to take part, email earlyyears@lso.co.uk by 5pm on Thursday 18 April to be entered into the Shake, Rattle and Roll draw. Please include: child’s name, date of birth and a phone number. Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 19 April. For full details visit lso.co.uk or call Isabel Bedford 020 7382 2556.

Family Concert for 7- to 12-year-olds

Rachel Leach presenter Alexandre Bloch conductor Join us as we take a leap across the pond and raise a salute to some of the Star-Spangled Banner’s greatest musical hits. We’ll be strolling across the Prairie and venturing into the Bronx to meet the gangs of New York who inspired Bernstein’s West Side Story. Tickets £5 under-16s, £10 adults

For families with over-5s

Story telling with Vanessa King

10.30–11.15am: Nurseries & Children’s Centres £2 per person, limited to 50 places per group. To book, email isabel.bedford@lso.co.uk.

Tickets £3 children, £5 adults Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891

12.30–1.15pm: Families £3 per person (under 12 months free, no ticket required). To book, call the Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891.

Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk Supported by AXA Investment Managers

A free crèche is available for under-7s for the duration of the concert, booking essential (via Barbican Box Office)

Pre-Concert Family workshops 10.30am–1pm Barbican Foyers Yeehaw! Prepare for the concert with these workshops from across the pond! Compose foot-stomping music with members of the LSO and create something you can parade in the concert. Tickets £5 (adults & children) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 Open to Family Concert bookers only. Children must be accompanied by an adult

‘The most important thing is for the children to participate and have fun … my granddaughter enjoyed the experience immensely and it has spurred her on to become a future member of the Orchestra.’ Granddad of a Family Concert participant

Music Explorers

For families with under-8s Sat 29 Jun 10am–12pm workshops, 12–12.30pm concert Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s Vanessa King presenter Bring the whole family to LSO St Luke’s for a fun and interactive day with LSO musicians and other artists. Take part in music workshops and make something to take home with you. Come together for the celebration concert at the end of the morning to show off what you’ve learnt along the way. Tickets £3 children, £5 adults (under 12 months free, no ticket required) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 Supported by the Ann and Frederick O’Brien Charitable Trust

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Opportunities for everyone to find out more about music

‘LSO Create encourages them to work together. The experience is a valuable development in their life skills training.’ Support worker of LSO Create participant

LSO Create

Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Discovery Day: Copland

Fri 26 Apr; 31 May; 7 & 21 Jun 12.30–1.15pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Sun 9 Jun 10am–5.30pm Barbican Hall & LSO St Luke’s

LSO and Guildhall School musicians explore American music, including works by composers Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland, as well as music inspired by visits to the continent. Presented by Rachel Leach. Free entry, just turn up on the day!

Join the LSO and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas as they rehearse Aaron Copland’s Short Symphony, Orchestral Variations and works by Britten and Shostakovich with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The day continues at LSO St Luke’s with a lecture on the life and work of this key American composer, and a chamber music performance by LSO musicians.

For more information or group bookings, call Helen Innes on 020 7382 2512 or email helen.innes@lso.co.uk

Full day tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions) Afternoon only £12

Supported by Coutts Charitable Trust, Rothschild Charities Committee and LSO Friends

Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or online at lso.co.uk

Conducting Masterclasses

Discovery Celebration

Sun 2 Jun 6–9pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Thu 13 Jun 7.30pm (free foyer performances from 6pm) Barbican Hall

Now in its tenth year, the LSO Discovery Conducting Masterclass is an innovative project giving three conductors (this year Edward Farmer, Fergus MacLeod and George Jackson) a unique opportunity to work with the LSO. In 2013 the aspiring professionals will be coached by LSO Principal Guest Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas on Shostakovich’s Symphony No 5, Copland’s Symphony No 2 and Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Alexandre Bloch conductor Howard Moody Next Generation musical director Rachel Leach presenter LSO Community Choir LSO On Track Next Generation London Symphony Orchestra

Lifelong learning For adults with learning difficulties Mon 8 Apr, Mon 20 May & Mon 3 Jun 10.15am–3pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s Join LSO musicians and Gamelan experts to explore instruments and take part in creative music-making in these interactive and inclusive workshops. Open to adults with learning disabilities and their care workers. Free entry, booking essential To book call Isabel Bedford on 020 7382 2556 or email isabel.bedford@lso.co.uk

LSO Open Rehearsal

For members of the local community aged over 12 Fri 12 Apr 3–6pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s Join conductor François-Xavier Roth as he prepares the Orchestra for a Barbican concert on 13 April. Music includes Debussy’s luscious La Mer (‘The Sea’). Free entry, booking essential Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult To book call Isabel Bedford on 020 7382 2556 or email isabel.bedford@lso.co.uk

Supported by The Ann and Frederick O’Brien Charitable Trust, Rothschild Charities Committee and LSO Patrons

Informal free concerts for all ages over 5

For all ages over 12

Community Gamelan Group Artist Conversation

With composer Colin Matthews Thu 11 Apr 11.30am–12.15pm Gamelan Room, LSO St Luke’s As part of LSO Futures Week, a mini-festival celebrating new music, join composer Colin Matthews in conversation with an LSO musician. A fantastic opportunity to find out how orchestral music is created in the 21st century, and hear about the LSO’s exciting schemes to support young composers. The Panufnik Young Composers Workshop follows immediately after this talk; turn to page 6 for more details. Free entry, booking essential Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891

Creative workshops for adults

Every Monday, 15 Apr–1 Jul (except 6 & 27 May) Clore Gamelan Room, LSO St Luke’s 5.30–7pm Beginners 7.15–8.30pm Intermediates & Advanced A Gamelan is a musical ensemble from Indonesia featuring gongs, metallophones, drums and bamboo flutes. The Gamelan Group offers sessions for beginners through to experienced players, so anyone can have a go. Tickets £6.50 (£4.50 concessions) per week To book call Isabel Bedford on 020 7382 2556 or email isabel.bedford@lso.co.uk

For all ages over 12

Tickets £5 Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or online at lso.co.uk Supported by The Murray-Smith Laird Charitable Trust

For all ages over 5

In this concert, the London Symphony Orchestra performs must-hear pieces perfect for those new to classical music, and is joined on stage by young musicians from East London with their own take on Beethoven, as well as the dynamic LSO Community Choir. Don’t miss what’s sure to be a musical spectacle! The fun begins outside the concert hall with free foyer performances from 6pm, curated by former members of LSO On Track Next Generation. Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 (£5 under-16s)

Recurring event

Performance

One-day event

Participation

Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or online at lso.co.uk

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Young musicians Developing the musicians of tomorrow

Recurring event

Performance

One-day event

Participation

LSO Fusion Orchestra

Panufnik Workshop

Percussion Academy Concert

Sat 6–7 Apr, Sat 25 May, Fri 26–28 Jul Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Thu 11 Apr 1.30–5.30pm & 6.30–9.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Wed 19 Jun 6.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Young musicians aged 10–18 are invited to join LSO musicians and Paul Griffiths to create and perform new music together. Players of all standards and instrument types are welcome. Content and timings differ for each project – more information can be provided upon enquiry.

François-Xavier Roth conductor Colin Matthews composition director Christian Mason composition support London Symphony Orchestra

Join LSO percussionists and the UK’s most talented young timpani & percussion players as they showcase highlights from the LSO Timpani and Percussion Academy week.

For young musicians aged 10–18

Free to join, booking essential Call Isabel Bedford on 020 7382 2556 or email isabel.bedford@lso.co.uk

Digital Technology Group

For all ages over 12

Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) Get a glimpse into a composer’s creative process as the talented members of this year’s Panufnik Young Composers scheme develop their music with the LSO. This event is part of LSO Futures Week, a mini-festival celebrating young composers at the cutting edge of new music with a week of events at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s. Plus, if you are a composer aged 14–18, you can get involved in hands-on workshops: find out more at lso.co.uk/futures.

Workshops for 12- to 18-year-olds

Free entry, booking essential

Every Monday, 29 Apr–15 Jul (except 6 & 27 May) Candide Discovery Room, LSO St Luke’s

Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 Supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust

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 Call Chris Rogers on 020 7566 2878 or email chris.rogers@lso.co.uk Supported by David and Alexandra Scholey

Soundhub Showcase For all ages over 12

Sat 18 May 6.15–9.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s LSO Soundhub, the Orchestra’s latest initiative to support up-and-coming composers across a wide range of musical genres, showcases extracts from the latest projects at LSO St Luke’s. With everything from visual art, choreography and film thrown into the mix, audiences should expect the unexpected! Please note this concert includes an extended interval. Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk

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For all ages over 5

LSO Soundhub is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk Supported by The Ann and Frederick O’Brien Charitable Trust, The Candide Trust, The Derek Hill Foundation, David HS Hobbs, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Polonsky Foundation, Rod Stafford

LSO Youth Choir Concert Suitable for all ages

Fri 5 Jul 7pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s The LSO Youth Choir presents their summer concert, with a diverse selection of pieces ranging from classical works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies to popular chart hits. If your child is over 7 and lives or goes to school in Islington, Hackney or the City of London, they can apply for a place in the Youth Choir. Places are awarded in an annual selection day, which takes place towards the end of the summer term. They are awarded for one academic year, after which participants are invited to re-apply. For more details please email youthchoir@lso.co.uk. Tickets £3 children, £5 adults. Booking opens 28 May

At a glance Summer 2013 Events Calendar Weekly events from Mon 15 Apr from Mon 29 Apr from Mon 29 Apr

Community Gamelan Group Shake, Rattle & Roll! Digital Technology Group

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April Sat 6–7 Apr Mon 8 Apr 10.15am Thu 11 Apr 11.30am Thu 11 Apr 1.30pm Fri 12 Apr 3pm Fri 26 Apr 12.30pm

LSO Fusion Orchestra LSO Create Artist Conversation Panufnik Composers Workshop LSO Open Rehearsal Friday Lunchtime Concert

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May Sun 5 May 2.30pm Mon 6 May 2.30pm Fri 17 May (morning) Sat 18 May 6.15pm Mon 20 May 10.15am Sat 25 May Fri 31 May 12.30pm

Barbican Family Concert: America! Lullabies Concerts for under-5s Soundhub Showcase LSO Create LSO Fusion Orchestra Friday Lunchtime Concert

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June Sun 2 Jun 6pm

Conducting Masterclasses

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Mon 3 Jun 10.15am Fri 7 Jun 12.30pm Sun 9 Jun 10am Thu 13 Jun 7.30pm Wed 19 Jun 6.30pm Fri 21 Jun 12.30pm Sat 29 Jun 10am

LSO Create Friday Lunchtime Concert Discovery Day: Copland Discovery Celebration Percussion Academy Concert Friday Lunchtime Concert Music Explorers

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July Fri 5 Jul 7pm Fri 26–28 Jul

Youth Choir Concert LSO Fusion Orchestra

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‘Thank you for offering this great opportunity for our children.’ Parent of LSO Youth Choir member

Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 Part of the LSO and LSC Choral Development Programme which is generously supported by the J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

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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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