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BBC RADIO 3 LUNCHTIME CONCERTS With the summer sun breaking through the windows at LSO St Luke’s, enjoy some very well-known and some lesser-known Russian gems for piano, performed by an all-Russian line-up of pianists. Pages 4, 5 & 6

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LSO DISCOVERY Why not join our final LSO Discovery Day of 2013/14 focusing on Richard Strauss, attend a Singing Day on Beethoven’s Mass, hear the latest compositions with our Soundhub Showcase or see one of our regular Friday Lunchtime Concerts? Pages 8–16

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SPECIAL GUESTS ‘Barbican Presents’ brings exciting performances from the Kronos Quartet plus Grouper & Paul Clipson. We also co-host a special debate with The Worshipful Company of Musicians on Why every child needs music. Pages 9, 12 & 14

CROWD OUT A epic one-off event featuring 1,000 singers and an audience of many more, taking place not far from LSO St Luke’s in Shoreditch. Page 13

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4  MARCH – APRIL

RUSSIAN PIANO WORKS BBC RADIO 3 LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

For the final series of BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts in the 2013/14 season, LSO St Luke’s will host four leading Russian pianists, who each give us a taste of their own venerable national tradition. These four sparkling recitals take in a selection of the greatest Russian Romantic piano works, from Mussorgsky’s evocative Pictures at an Exhibition – his most celebrated work for the piano – to lesser-known but equally imaginative pieces by Taneyev and Blumenfeld. Along with music by Russian masters Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich, there is a particular focus on sonatas by Scriabin, running in tandem with Valery Gergiev’s series of the composer’s complete symphonic works with the LSO at the Barbican. The selection of pieces charts a journey through Scriabin’s musical life, from early Romantic lyricism to the intense, mysterious chromaticism of his later works. With some of the most skilled and spectacularly virtuosic pianists joining us for the series, including International Tchaikovsky Competition winner Nikolai Demidenko, these recitals promise to bring the 2013/14 season of BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts to a dazzling conclusion. lso.co.uk/lunchtimeconcerts Read more about the LSO’s Scriabin performances on page 16

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Sun 30 Mar & Mon 7 Apr

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BBC RADIO 3 LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

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BBC RADIO 3 LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

Some of Camden’s most talented pupils, aged eight to 18, return to LSO St Luke’s for inspiring performances of a wide range of music.

Shostakovich Three Preludes Rachmaninov Three Preludes Scriabin Sonatas Nos 5 & 9 Mozart (arr Sudbin) Lacrimosa Sudbin A la minute (paraphrase on a Chopin Waltz)

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION Glinka Notturno in F minor (‘La séparation’) Blumenfeld Notturno-Fantastia in E major Medtner Two Fairy Tales Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Nikolai Demidenko piano Like many Russian pianists, Nikolai Demidenko shot to fame on the international scene after winning the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is instantly recognisable from many an ad and TV programme. You can also discover more wonderful Russian piano works in this concert that opens the final series of BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts in the 2013/14 season. Tickets

CAMDEN MUSIC SPRING FESTIVAL

Sun 30 Mar 1pm Camden Training Orchestra Camden Concert Band Sun 30 Mar 7.30pm Camden Youth Jazz Band Camden Sunday Saxes Camden Big Band New Camden Jazz Ensemble London Youth Folk Ensemble

RUSSIAN MASTERS

Yevgeny Sudbin piano Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Scriabin – just a handful of the Russian masters composing in the late Romantic period and early 20th century. Tickets

Mon 7 Apr 7.30pm Camden Percussion Ensemble Camden Philharmonic Bands Camden Youth Orchestra Tickets £8 for each performance £12 for both concerts on Sun 30 Mar if booked at the same time. £4 for under-18s, over-65s and students + booking fee (£0.60 online, £0.70 by phone) Promoted by Camden Music Service

Thu 10 Apr 1pm BBC RADIO 3 LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

MUSICAL MOMENTS

Scriabin Sonata No 3 Rachmaninov Moments musicaux Nos 1, 2 and 4 Prokofiev Sonata No 7 Boris Giltburg piano

‘There was more to his performance than barnstorming bravura.’ The Guardian on Nikolai Demidenko

A sonata Scriabin described as ‘gothic’ alongside a heartfelt work by Rachmaninov, plus a solemn piece that Prokofiev said was a truer expression of his feelings after being forced to compose the cheery Zdravitsa for Stalin’s 60th birthday. Tickets

All events take place in the Jerwood Hall unless otherwise stated. Ticket prices and full booking information on page 24, unless otherwise stated.

6  APRIL – MAY Tue 15 Apr 8pm UBS SOUNDSCAPES: ECLECTICA

GAELIC CONNECTIONS: THE CAMPBELLS OF GREEPE AND FRIENDS The Campbells of Greepe Lorne MacDougall pipes Finlay Wells guitar Euan Burton bass Nic Gareiss step-dancer

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The Campbells of Greepe, a Gaelic singing dynasty who hail from the Isle of Skye in Scotland, bring their live multi-media show to LSO St Luke’s, featuring music and dance performed by the five professional singers in the family and their regular band. Tickets

THE CAMPBELLS OF GREEPE UBS SOUNDSCAPES: ECLECTICA

We conclude this season of UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica performances celebrating song and stories of family and of home with The Campbells of Greepe, one of the great dynasties of Gaelic song on Tuesday 15 April. The family’s roots lie in a tiny crofting township on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where music was the constant accompaniment to everyday life. Pipers and singers who love to dance, it’s no surprise that the group are considered the masters of puirta-beul, Gaelic mouth music, and their performances encompass a whole musical world – pibroch songs (a form of pipe music featuring variations on a traditional theme), work songs and the songs of their own community. For the final UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica of the season, LSO St Luke’s will welcome three generations of the family, plus special guests including virtuoso American step-dancer Nic Gareiss and award-winning piper Lorne MacDougall, for a lively evening full of beauty, wit and colour. lso.co.uk/eclectica

Thu 17 Apr 1pm BBC RADIO 3 LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

ROMANTIC MEETS BAROQUE

Taneyev Prelude and Fugue Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli Prokofiev Sonata No 9 Denis Kozhukhin piano The Rachmaninov Variations, a Romantic take on a Baroque classic, are bookended by works by Taneyev and Prokofiev – Taneyev being the professor who suggested that Prokofiev should start lessons in piano and composition. Tickets

‘Five voices, one family, three generations, and a treasury of Gaelic song. These performances feel close to the wind, rain and sun.’ Tim Cumming, Songlines Magazine on The Campbells of Greepe

Ticket prices and full booking information on page 24

lso.co.uk  020 7638 8891  7 Mon 21 Apr 7.30pm SPECIAL GUESTS

SINFONIA D’AMICI Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No 4 Sinfonia d’Amici David Alberman director Konrad Elias-Trostmann violin Sinfonia d’Amici makes its third appearance at LSO St Luke’s in a programme featuring Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Tickets Promoted by Sinfonia d’Amici

Thu 1 May 7.30pm SPECIAL GUESTS

AURORA ORCHESTRA HOW PURE THE SKY Howells (arr Muhly) King David Nico Muhly Drones on ‘O Lord, Whose Mercies Numberless’ Gluck Che puro ciel from ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ Thomas Adès Three Studies from Couperin J S Bach Cantata BWV 54 (‘Widerstehe doch der Sünde’) Schubert Symphony No 5 in B-flat major Nicholas Collon conductor Iestyn Davies countertenor Aurora Orchestra Internationally-acclaimed countertenor Iestyn Davies joins Aurora as they look heavenward for a programme contemplating virtue, peace and celestial heights. Bach’s meditation on purity and the resistance of sin Widerstehe doch der Sünde is performed alongside Gluck’s ravishing depiction of the wonder of Elysium from Orfeo ed Euridice, and works by two of today’s starriest composers, Thomas Adès and Nico Muhly, including an arrangement of Herbert Howells’ King David created by Muhly specially for this concert. Schubert’s effervescent Fifth Symphony completes a sparkling programme. Tickets

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Aurora Orchestra has sky-rocketed to prominence since its establishment in 2005, and not without good reason. Never without a breath of fresh air, this dynamic young ensemble infuses eclectic programming with innovative concert presentation and inspiring artistic partnerships to scintillating effect. This season Aurora presents two characteristically ingenious events at LSO St Luke’s. Featuring acclaimed countertenor Iestyn Davies, How Pure the Sky (1 May) explores a programme that ‘contemplates virtue, peace, and celestial heights’. From Bach’s meditative Widerstehe doch der Sünde to works by the ‘brightest stars’ of contemporary music, including Thomas Adès and Nico Muhly, this programme promises to inspire and uplift music lovers of all stripes. Then it’s back down to earth with just the right sort of bump. Jitterbug (20 July) is straight-shooting stimulation: this no-holds-barred ‘shake-down’ inspired by the prohibition era features music by Paganini, Stravinsky and Gershwin. Combined with foot-tapping grooves from Aurora Leader Thomas Gould’s swing outfit Man Overboard. What’s more, there’s a pre-concert swing dance lesson for those who want to get in the mood, and a post-concert speakeasy for those still standing.

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STRAUSS 150 LSO DISCOVERY

Born in Germany in 1864, Richard Strauss began composing at the age of six – the first steps of a career that took in over 60 years at the forefront of musical life in Europe. This summer, 150 years after his birth, the LSO will be exploring his legacy with a series at LSO St Luke’s and the Barbican, featuring some of his thrilling orchestral and operatic music, plus an in-depth LSO Discovery Day. Strauss touched on almost every genre over the course of his career, as the musical world around him shifted from late-Romanticism to the innovations of the 20th century. His tone poems (evocative orchestral works that tell a story through music) were his first breakthrough; the LSO’s concerts at the Barbican explore this vivid music, alongside extracts from the opera Der Rosenkavalier. Beyond the fantastic tales of his tone poems and operas, Strauss’ life and career made for a fascinating story. Come and explore more at the LSO Discovery Day on 4 May, when you’ll have the chance to hear a performance of his moving Metamorphosen, watch an LSO rehearsal and gain insights from a guest speaker. For details of LSO concerts at the Barbican, see page 16

lso.co.uk  020 7638 8891  9 Sun 4 May 10am–5pm, Barbican and LSO St Luke’s

Fri 9 May 12.30–1.15pm

Sat 17 May 1pm

LSO DISCOVERY

LUNCHTIME CONCERT

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LSO DISCOVERY DAY

RICHARD STRAUSS

FOR ALL AGES OVER 5

Alongside a set of Strauss orchestral works being performed at the Barbican by conductors Nikolaj Znaider and Sir Mark Elder (on 1, 4 and 8 May), find out more about the composer whose work Also sprach Zarathustra was made forever infamous as the opening theme to Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey. A day ticket includes a morning rehearsal at the Barbican with conductor Sir Mark Elder followed by a talk by Dr Barbara Eichner (Oxford Brookes University) and a performance of Strauss’ Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings, performed by LSO players and Guildhall musicians, at LSO St Luke’s.

Schubert Quintet in C major

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Supported by the Rothschild Charities Committee and LSO Patrons

‘Truly scintillating.’ The Guardian on Sir Mark Elder and the LSO

Tomo Keller violin Thomas Norris violin Malcolm Johnston viola Rebecca Gilliver cello Minat Lyons cello Rachel Leach presenter This summer’s LSO Discovery Lunchtime Concerts take Beethoven and his contemporaries as their theme, with today’s featured composer being Franz Schubert. Join regular presenter Rachel Leach and LSO musicians as they explore Schubert’s Quintet. Free entry, no ticket required

BARBICAN MARATHON WEEKEND EXPLORATIONS: THE SOUND OF NONESUCH RECORDS Programme to include: John Adams Shaker Loops Philip Glass Company Frederic Rzewski Coming Together Steve Reich Different Trains Kronos Quartet Crash Ensemble Gavin Friday vocals Two pioneering ensembles invite you to a feast of minimalist classics and new chamber music. The Kronos Quartet performs Steve Reich’s piece for string quartet and tape Different Trains (1988), while Ireland’s leading contemporary ensemble, Crash Ensemble, presents Philip Glass’ Beckett-inspired Company (1984) and Rzewski’s minimalist masterpiece Coming Together – featuring Gavin Friday, former frontman of seminal post-punk band Virgin Prunes. Tickets Produced by Barbican

Ticket prices and full booking information on page 24

Kronos Quartet

10  MAY – JUNE Fri 23 May 12.30–1.15pm LSO DISCOVERY

LUNCHTIME CONCERT FOR ALL AGES OVER 5

Beethoven Septet in E-flat major Rachel Leach presenter Guildhall School musicians: Alexandra Lomeiko violin Luba Tunnicliffe viola Toby White cello Iurii Gavryliuk double bass Ausias Garrigos Morant clarinet Gareth Humphreys bassoon Alexander Wide horn Join presenter Rachel Leach as she continues to investigate Beethoven and his musical contemporaries. Today’s concert sees musicians from the Guildhall School performing one of Beethoven’s most popular chamber works, his Septet. It was the perfect work for a group of budding musicians to play together in good company. Come along and find out more! Free entry, no ticket required Supported by the Rothschild Charities Committee and LSO Patrons

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LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concerts are the perfect way to find out more about the instruments of the orchestra and the music written for them. Given by LSO players and musicians from the Guildhall School together with presenter Rachel Leach, these friendly, informal performances take place in the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s and last for 45 minutes, making them the ideal way to spend a lunch break. This summer’s lunchtime series mirrors the focus of the LSO’s evening concerts taking place at the Barbican this June: Beethoven. Possibly the most influential composer in history, Ludwig van Beethoven’s music is both incredibly beautiful and powerfully dramatic. In order to get to grips with his musical world, this series explores music not only by Beethoven but by his contemporaries and devotees as well. No doubt these wonderful lunchtime concerts will whet your appetite for Beethoven and you’ll find yourself wanting more – they’re the perfect prelude to the Symphonies, Overtures, Concertos and Mass at the Barbican. For details of LSO Barbican concerts, see page 16

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CITY UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SAINT-SAËNS’ EGYPTIAN Grieg Bell Ringing Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No 5 in F major (‘The Egyptian’) Grieg Symphonic Dances Anthony Weeden conductor Ben Schoeman piano City University Symphony Orchestra Ben Schoeman, one of South Africa’s foremost pianists, joins City University Symphony Orchestra to perform Saint-Saëns’ last piano concerto, popularly known as ‘The Egyptian’. Written on one of Saint-Saëns frequent winter vacations to Egypt, the music is infused with exotic influences from Java, Spain and the Middle East. Grieg’s lively Symphonic Dances and Bell Ringing (Klokkenlang) complete the programme as the Orchestra makes a return visit to LSO St Luke’s. Tickets Promoted by City University

lso.co.uk  020 7638 8891  11 Wed 4 Jun 1pm SPECIAL GUESTS

THE SIXTEEN STABAT MATER 2014: SPIRIT, STRENGTH AND SORROW

Jeremy Denk

Sat 24 May 7.30pm

Sun 1 Jun 7.30pm

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Ligeti Études (Book I: 1–6, Book II: 7–13) J S Bach Goldberg Variations

Since 2005, Richard Skelton has been making unique, raw and powerful landscape-inspired compositions which have garnered much praise. Working with the Elysian String Quartet, he will be performing a new series of works which see him taking his signature sound into new and exciting territory.

JEREMY DENK

Jeremy Denk is one of today’s most intelligent and insightful pianists. In addition to being a compelling artist, his writing on music has been praised by Alex Ross (author of The Rest is Noise, music critic and journalist for The New Yorker) for its ‘arresting sensitivity and wit’. In 2012 Denk was awarded a MacArthur Foundation award, popularly known as the MacArthur ‘genius grants’. Before the concert, at 5.30pm, Denk introduces a screening of his new DVD, Liner notes to the Goldbergs, which accompanies his recent release of the work on Nonesuch. Tickets Screening free to ticket holders Produced by Barbican

RICHARD SKELTON

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Byrd Diliges Dominum Blake My Pretty Rose Tree; Ah! Sun-Flower; The Lily; The Garden of Love from ‘Songs of Experience’ Tõnu Kõrvits Stabat Mater (world premiere, new commission) Byrd Agnus Dei from ‘Mass for Five Voices’ Matthew Martin Stabat Mater (world premiere, new commission) Byrd Agnus Dei from ‘Mass for Four Voices’ Blake Night from ‘Songs of Innocence’ Alissa Firsova Stabat Mater (world premiere, new commission) Blake On Another’s Sorrow from ‘Songs of Innocence’ Byrd Diliges Dominum Harry Christophers conductor Antonia Christophers, Noel Byrne narrators The Sixteen Harry Christophers and The Sixteen (pictured below) perform three new Stabat Maters commissioned by the Genesis Foundation from leading composers Alissa Firsova, Tõnu Kõrvits and Matthew Martin. Describing the sorrow of Mary at the Cross these moving and accessible choral pieces are premiered alongside music by the Renaissance master William Byrd and readings of poems by William Blake. Free entry, booking essential Promoted by the Genesis Foundation

The Sixteen

Ticket prices and full booking information on page 24

12  JUNE Fri 6 Jun 1.15–2pm, Outside LSO St Luke’s LSO DISCOVERY

INSIDE OUT Byron Wallen jazz trumpet Join us on the front lawn outside LSO St Luke’s as we start our annual outdoor mini-festival of short Friday concerts. Trumpeter Byron Wallen cheers up your Friday lunchtime with a dynamic jazz session, so bring your lunch (and a rug’s not a bad idea) and enjoy the sunshine with friends, family or colleagues. Free entry, just turn up on the day! Should it be raining, Inside Out will not go ahead

Sun 8 Jun 7.30pm SPECIAL GUESTS

GROUPER & PAUL CLIPSON HYPNOSIS DISPLAY

Inside Out

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INSIDE OUT FREE MUSIC ON THE GRASS! LSO DISCOVERY

Inside Out is a series of free lunchtime outdoor music events during the summer. With a variety of musical styles from across the globe, there’s something for everyone! This year’s concerts feature a dynamic jazz session by trumpeter Byron Wallen (6 June), a family friendly sing-along with Harriette Ashcroft and her band (27 June), and a celebration of Brazilian music with Latin American singer Guillermo Rozenthuler (11 July). We invite people to bring their lunches to enjoy the summer sunshine with some music – a perfect break from the office and great for families. Also, come and support the LSO Community Choir as they join the Whitecross Street Party on 20 July. The annual local festival, which will be held on 19 and 20 July, presents high quality street arts, live music and tasty food. Please note that all performances are weather permitting and may be subject to change. Please check the website for updates. lso.co.uk/insideout wxstreetparty.co.uk

A meditation on contemporary America in sound and image. Portland-based musician Grouper (Liz Harris) juxtaposes layers of processed field recordings, choral harmonies and keyboard in a resonant framework that moves behind and through a 16mm film by Paul Clipson. Clipson’s densely rhythmical images in turn traverse Grouper’s musical language to create startling, revelatory, and critical associations. Together they invite the audience to participate in a collective mind’s-eye trip through landscapes of American myth making. Tickets Produced by the Barbican

Fri 13 Jun 12.30–1.15pm LSO DISCOVERY

LUNCHTIME CONCERT FOR ALL AGES OVER 5

Adam Walker flute Rachel Leach presenter Beethoven and his musical contemporaries is the theme for this summer’s LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concerts. In today’s performance, regular presenter Rachel Leach is joined by LSO Principal Flute Adam Walker. Free entry, no ticket required Supported by the Rothschild Charities Committee and LSO Patrons

lso.co.uk  020 7638 8891  13 Fri 27 Jun 12.30–1.15pm LSO DISCOVERY

STORYTELLING WITH VANESSA KING SUITABLE FOR UNDER-5S

Featuring Giles Andreae Giraffes Can’t Dance and illustrations by Guy Parker-Rees Vanessa King and LSO musicians re-tell the wonderful children’s story through music, offering younger children the change to experience live music in the beautiful Jerwood Hall. Dance and sing your way through the concert as we hear the instruments bring the story to life. Tickets Crowd Out – Simon Halsey in Arnold Circus

Supported by AXA Investment Managers

Sat 21 Jun 3.30pm & 6pm, Arnold Circus Bandstand Shoreditch

Sun 22 Jun 10am–5.30pm, Barbican and LSO St Luke’s

Fri 27 Jun 1.15–2pm, Outside LSO St Luke’s

LSO DISCOVERY

SINGING DAY

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Beethoven Mass in C major (sung in German, accompanied by piano)

Singalong Band

CROWD OUT David Lang composer Simon Halsey conductor 1,000 Londoners performers Isabelle Adams vocal leader A new piece of music for 1,000 people. Inspired by the roaring swell of a football match, Pulitzer Prize-winning David Lang’s new work invites you to step in among a chorus of singing, shouting and whispering voices. As the ebb and flow of music resonates around Arnold Circus and envelops you, lose yourself in the crowd and take your own journey through this powerful piece. Free entry, no ticket required Co-commissioned by Spitalfields Music, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Berliner Philharmoniker. Produced in partnership with THAMES, LSO Discovery, Barbican-Guildhall Creative Learning Division and Friends of Arnold Circus. Supported by Arts Council England and Spitalfields Music’s New Music Commission Fund.

David Lawrence conductor Join conductor David Lawrence in our fourth Singing Day as he leads a workshop on Beethoven’s Mass in C major. Participants will watch a morning rehearsal with the full Chorus and Orchestra at the Barbican, followed by a sing through in the afternoon at LSO St Luke’s. 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.

INSIDE OUT

Join us on the front lawn outside LSO St Luke’s as we continue our annual outdoor mini-festival of short Friday concerts. Today’s performance features the Singalong Band, which is led by Harriette Ashcroft, who has been running an interactive singalong for children and their families at the Exmouth Market (EC1) for over ten years. Bring your lunch and join in! Free entry, just turn up on the day! Should it be raining, Inside Out will not go ahead

The afternoon sing through will be accompanied by piano. Some sight-singing ability is required. Tickets Part of LSO Sing, generously supported by the J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

LSO AT THE BARBICAN Why not add to your Singing Day and see the full performance at the Barbican with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus that evening, conducted by Fabio Luisi? visit lso.co.uk/whatson for details

Ticket prices and full booking information on page 24 Singalong Band

14  JUNE – JULY Sat 28 Jun 7.30pm

Mon 30 Jun 6.30pm

Sat 5 Jul 7.30pm

LSO DISCOVERY

SPECIAL GUESTS

LSO DISCOVERY

LSO Soundhub, the Orchestra’s 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.

A HAPPY LIFE IS A CREATIVE LIFE – WHY EVERY CHILD NEEDS MUSIC

SOUNDHUB SHOWCASE

First-year Soundhub composers Maxim Boon, Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Laurence Osborn, Helen Papaioannou, Robert Szymanek and Laurence Tompkins have spent the year pushing the boundaries of their work in unexpected directions. When music meets film, theatre and technology, audiences should expect an eclectic and horizon-broadening evening! Tickets Supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Hinrichsen Foundation

Ticket prices and full booking information on page 24

MUSICIANS’ COMPANY DEBATE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LSO

Richard Morrison chair Panel includes: Darren Henley Classic FM Kathryn McDowell LSO Do children get enough music in school, or out of school? Has the Government got the balance right between the arts, the humanities and the sciences in the curriculum? Do other countries have a better approach? Can the music hubs make a difference, at a time of falling budgets? Richard Morrison, the chief music critic of The Times, offers a wide-ranging survey of music education in Britain, illustrated by performances from the talented youngsters of LSO Youth Choirs, Tomorrow’s Warriors and the Purcell School. He then chairs a panel discussion with leading figures in music, education and the media, including Kathryn McDowell, the Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, and Darren Henley, the Managing Director of Classic FM and the author of two important Government reports on music and arts education. Free entry, booking essential In association with The Worshipful Company of Musicians

LSO Strings Academy

STRINGS ACADEMY SHOWCASE During the first week of July, LSO St Luke’s will be filled with some of the most talented young string players from across the UK. As well as working together in large ensembles and learning orchestral repertoire, they will work on solo performances with LSO players. Join them for this concert, which forms the culmination of the week’s work. Tickets Supported by the Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation, The Derek Hill Foundation, The Fidelio Charitable Trust, The Polonsky Foundation, The Winship Foundation and Help Musicians UK

Fri 11 Jul 12.30–1.15pm LSO DISCOVERY

LUNCHTIME CONCERT FOR ALL AGES OVER 5

John Alley piano Elizabeth Burley piano Rachel Leach presenter The final part in our 2013/14 season of LSO Discovery Lunchtime Concerts, today’s event features works by Beethoven and his contemporaries written for piano duet. Join regular presenter Rachel Leach, along with LSO Principal Keyboard John Alley and Elizabeth Burley to find out more. Free entry, no ticket required Supported by the Rothschild Charities Committee and LSO Patrons

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Aurora Jitterbug

Fri 11 Jul 1.15–2pm, Lawn outside LSO St Luke’s

Sun 20 Jul 6pm

Sun 27 Jul 7.30pm

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AURORA ORCHESTRA JITTERBUG

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Guillermo Rozenthuler latin singer

Paganini Caprice No 5 in A minor Rameau Les Indes galantes Stravinsky Concerto in E-flat major (‘Dumbarton Oaks’) Gershwin (arr Iain Farrington) Porgy and Bess Fantasy

Gareth Anthony workshop leader Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian curator Digital Technology Group

INSIDE OUT

Join us on the front lawn outside LSO St Luke’s. Today we welcome Latin American singer Guillermo Rozenthuler who celebrates the exciting world of Brazilian music with great passion! Free entry, just turn up on the day! Should it be raining, Inside Out will not go ahead

Sun 20 Jul 1–1.30pm, Whitecross Street LSO DISCOVERY

LSO COMMUNITY CHOIR AT THE WHITECROSS STREET PARTY

Join the LSO Community Choir on Whitecross Street in the last of this summer’s Inside Out events. Led by David Lawrence, they’ll be performing a characteristic mix of repertoire, ranging from part songs by Elgar, to popular tunes and jazz standards. Free entry, just turn up on the day Part of LSO Sing, generously supported by the J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

Nicholas Collon conductor Thomas Gould violin Aurora Orchestra Man Overboard Swing Patrol HUSH, HUSH FOLKS! It’s time to give prohibition a shake-down: the Aurora Jitterbug is coming to town. Liquor-up those ears for a new arrangement of Porgy and Bess, a deep-fizz punchbowl of Stravinsky, Paganini and (just the tonic) Man Overboard. Plus some high-falutin’, spirit-liftin’ Rameau to set the feet a-tapping. Try your hand (and feet) at swing dancing with a pre-concert dance lesson from 3pm–4.30pm. Still standing? Stick around for a drink or two and a dance at the Aurora post-concert speakeasy from 8.45pm, with more live music from Man Overboard. Tickets

DIGITAL TECH GROUP + SOUNDHUB

Join us for a special evening of music curated by LSO Soundhub associate composer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian and featuring performances and compositions by members of LSO St Luke’s Digital Technology Group. Tickets Digital Technology Group is supported by LSO Friends. LSO Soundhub is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Hinrichsen Foundation

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Sun 30 Mar 7.30pm, Barbican

Thu 10 Apr 7.30pm, Barbican

Enter a world of swirling soundscapes and vivid musical colours, as the LSO explores Alexander Scriabin’s symphonies, alongside meditative works by French composer Messiaen and Romantic piano concertos by Liszt and Chopin.

Scriabin Symphony No 1 Liszt Piano Concerto No 2 Scriabin Symphony No 4 (‘The Poem of Ecstasy’)

Messiaen L’ascension Scriabin Symphony No 5 (‘Prometheus, Poem of Fire’) Scriabin Symphony No 2

Valery Gergiev conductor Denis Matsuev piano Ekaterina Sergeeva mezzo-soprano Alexander Timchenko tenor London Symphony Chorus

Valery Gergiev conductor Denis Matsuev piano London Symphony Chorus

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Sun 13 Apr 7.30pm, Barbican Messiaen Les offrandes oubliées Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 Scriabin Symphony No 3 (‘The Divine Poem’) Valery Gergiev conductor Daniil Trifonov piano

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STRAUSS 150

Thu 1 May 7.30pm, Barbican

Thu 8 May 7.30pm, Barbican

Explore vivid tone poems and an operatic masterpiece by Richard Strauss, and get an insight into his life and career at our LSO Discovery Day (see page 9).

Strauss Don Juan Brahms Double Concerto Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

Mozart Symphony No 38 (‘Prague’) Strauss Scenes from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

Nikolaj Znaider conductor Roman Simovic violin Tim Hugh cello

Sir Mark Elder conductor Anne Schwanewilms Marschallin Sarah Connolly Octavian Lucy Crowe Sophie

Supported by Baker & McKenzie LLP

Supported by LSO Premier

Sun 4 May 7.30pm, Barbican Strauss Wind Serenade Mozart Piano Concerto No 22 Strauss Macbeth Strauss Till Eulenspiegel Sir Mark Elder conductor Imogen Cooper piano

Sun 22 Jun 7.30pm, Barbican Strauss Ein Heldenleben Beethoven Mass in C major Fabio Luisi conductor Christiane Oelze soprano Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano Timothy Oliver tenor Matthew Rose bass London Symphony Chorus Simon Halsey chorus director See page 13 for an LSO Singing Day with Simon Halsey on Beethoven’s Mass in C major.

BMW LSO OPEN AIR CLASSICS Live and free in Trafalgar Square – bring a picnic and a rug and enjoy London’s Symphony Orchestra in this iconic location. lso.co.uk/openair

Sun 11 May 6.30pm, Trafalgar Square Programme to include: Prokofiev Extracts from ‘Lieutenant Kijé’ * Romeo & Juliet – Suite Valery Gergiev conductor Paul Rissmann presenter LSO On Track Young Musicians * Guildhall School Musicians * Free entry Arrive early to secure your place as the gates will close once the Square has reached capacity. No glass or furniture is allowed in the Square.

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ALWAYS ON: LSO DISCOVERY’S REGULAR ACTIVITIES AND HOW YOU CAN BE PART OF THEM LSO Discovery is the LSO’s music education programme, bringing inspirational music to over 60,000 people each year. As well as the various performances and workshops listed in this Guide, LSO Discovery offers a range of weekly clubs for those living or working locally. Making music is only half the story – coming together as a community is at the heart of these groups, and LSO St Luke’s simply wouldn’t be the same without them. Why not give one a go? To find out more about LSO Discovery visit lso.co.uk/lsodiscovery

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SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL! FOR 1- TO 5-YEAR-OLDS

The LSO Early Years team and LSO musicians help little ones sing, listen, move and groove their way through interactive and creative music sessions. For more information email isabel.bedford@lso.co.uk Supported by AXA Investment Managers

LSO COMMUNITY GAMELAN GROUP FOR ALL OVER 18

Explore the hypnotic and dynamic world of Balinese gamelan. Beginners and experienced musicians alike come together to play gongs, metallophones, drums and bamboo flutes. Regular performance opportunities are also offered at LSO St Luke’s For more information email isabel.bedford@lso.co.uk

LSO COMMUNITY CHOIR FOR ADULTS WHO LIVE OR WORK LOCALLY

Now a decade old, the LSO Community Choir is an integral part of LSO St Luke’s. Conducted by David Lawrence, the Choir rehearses weekly and performs regularly with professional artists, including the LSO. For more information email andra.east@lso.co.uk Part of LSO Sing which is generously supported by J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

LSO CREATE

LSO YOUTH CHOIR

FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

FOR 7- TO 18-YEAR-OLDS

Participants and their carers take the spotlight in these interactive workshops that introduce adults with learning disabilities to creative music-making.

A fantastic path for young people to hone their singing talents, make friends and be part of something bigger, with regular chances to perform at diverse venues, including the world-famous Barbican.

For more information email isabel.bedford@lso.co.uk

For more information email andra.east@lso.co.uk

Supported by The Boshier-Hinton Foundation, Rothschild Charities Committee, David and Alexandra Scholey and LSO Friends

Part of LSO Sing which is generously supported by J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust. LSO Youth Choir is supported by Slaughter and May Charitable Trust

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY GROUP FOR 12- TO 18-YEAR-OLDS

A chance for teenagers to make the most of the high-tech studio equipment at LSO St Luke’s and develop their creativity with the guidance of digital music experts. For more information email chris.rogers@lso.co.uk Supported by LSO Friends

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LSO ST LUKE’S CAFÉ LSO St Luke’s runs its own in-house Bar and Café service. Our Bar and Café Manager Stuart Connery and his team look forward to welcoming you. A selection of hot and cold drinks including a well-stocked bar, sandwiches, snacks, cakes and pastries are available for the majority of public events, opening one hour before concerts begin and during the interval (unless otherwise advertised). Hot food is available before and after BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts on Thursdays. To find out more come along to the Café on your next visit to LSO St Luke’s – and look out for special offers!

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ACCESS You can get this guide in large print, audio and electronic format. Call 020 7490 3939 or email access@lso.co.uk.

Hearing facility We have personal receivers for use with or without a hearing aid in the Jerwood Hall and Clore Gamelan Room. Please call 020 7490 3939 in advance to reserve a personal receiver as numbers are limited.

Membership Visitors who have joined the Barbican Access Membership scheme can inform us of their access requirements, receive information in alternative formats and may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Contact the Box Office or visit barbican.org.uk.

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HIRE LSO ST LUKE’S OUR VENUE An impressive and stylish building just yards from the Silicon Roundabout, LSO St Luke’s offers flexible and inspiring spaces to hire for arts, corporate and private events. The Jerwood Hall is a distinctive central space that can accommodate a broad spectrum of activity, from intimate dinners for 70 guests through to company parties for as many as 450. State-of-the-art contemporary design sits within evocative original features, whilst black-out blinds and acoustic banners provide maximum versatility.

YOUR EVENT After significant investment in our technical infrastructure during 2013, there’s no better time to discover this unique heritage space, and with our experienced team on hand you can organise the perfect event in no time at all. CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS SEMINARS AND TRAINING AWARD CEREMONIES WEDDING RECEPTIONS GALA DINNERS CHRISTMAS PARTIES PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PERFORMANCES FILMING AND RECORDING REHEARSALS

Call 020 7566 2871 now to find out how we can help turn your ideas into reality.

ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS LSO St Luke’s is a member of the Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership, an organisation set up five years ago with a commitment to achieve a 15% reduction in carbon emissions across this busy London borough.

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YOUR MONEY, OUR MISSION SUPPORT US London Symphony Orchestra is a registered charity and for us to continue to thrive each year we seek support from companies, individuals and charitable trusts and foundations. Thanks to our funders, we can continue to offer many LSO Discovery activities at little or no cost to participants. Through your support, we can continue to invest in music education and ensure that LSO St Luke’s, the UBS and LSO Music Education Centre, remains at the heart of the local community. To find out more about how you can help, visit lso.co.uk/supportus

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BOOKING INFORMATION TICKET PRICES Tickets

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts £10 (£9 concessions) + booking fee

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UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica £10 £15 £22 + booking fee

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LSO Discovery Singing Days £17 + booking fee includes music hire Afternoon spectator £5 + booking fee

HOW TO FIND LSO ST LUKE’S LSO St Luke’s, UBS and LSO Music Education Centre 161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG

LSO Discovery Days £17 (£13.50 concessions) + booking fee Afternoon only £12 + booking fee

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Storytelling with Vanessa King £3 per person + booking fee under 12 months free (no ticket required)

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LSO Soundhub, Strings Academy and Digital Technology Group £7 (£5 concessions) + booking fee

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Aurora Orchestra £12 £18 £25 £30 + booking fee 20 Jul Pre-concert dance lesson £5 20 Jul Post-concert speakeasy £10

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Sinfonia d’Amici £15 (£7 concessions) + booking fee

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Explorations & Grouper/Clipson £15 + booking fee

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City University Symphony Orchestra £10 (£5 concessions) + booking fee

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Jeremy Denk £20 £25 + booking fee

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Richard Skelton £20 + booking fee

LSO St Luke’s is situated on Old Street, in the heart of central London. It is easy to get to by public transport. For details of parking, bus routes and train stations, visit lso.co.uk/yourvisit LSO ST LUKE’S PRINCIPAL DONORS

BOOKING FEES / HOW TO BOOK lso.co.uk (£0.60 booking fee per transaction) 020 7638 8891 (£0.70 booking fee per transaction) Open 10am–8pm Mon–Sat, 11am–8pm Sun In person at the Barbican Advance Box Office, Silk Street entrance (no booking fee) Open 10am–9pm Mon–Sat, 12–9pm Sun and Bank Holidays Latecomers are normally admitted during a suitable break in the performance. On occasion, this may not be possible once the performance has started. Some performances are unsuitable for babies or young children. Customers are advised to check before booking. Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult. Concession ticket prices apply to wheelchair users, disabled patrons, over-60s, students, under-16s and the unemployed. All bookings and discounts are subject to availability. All events promoted by, or in association with, the LSO. Photography Jay Blakesburg, Christopher Cashman, Simon Dodd, Igor Emmerich, Sasha Gusov, Con Kelleher, Kevin Leighton, K Miura, Molina Visuals, Bill Robinson, Simon Weir Design Steam | Print Tradewinds

LSO is funded by Arts Council England in partnership with the City of London Corporation, which also provides the Orchestra’s permanent home at the Barbican


LSO St Luke's Summer 2014