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FUNharmonics Family Concert

Sunday 25 February 2018 Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall Concert 12.00pm–1.00pm Activities 10.00am–11.45pm and post-concert London Philharmonic Orchestra Jamie Phillips conductor / Rachel Leach presenter Francesca Chiejina soprano / Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano Young musicians from LPO music education partners

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On stage today

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Jamie Phillips conductor Rachel Leach presenter Francesca Chiejina soprano Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano Young musicians from LPO education partners London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Photography is not allowed in the auditorium.

Recording is not permitted in the auditorium without the prior consent of Southbank Centre. Southbank Centre reserves the right to confiscate video or sound equipment and hold it in safekeeping until the performance has ended.

Mobiles and watches should be switched off before the performance begins.

We are delighted to welcome some of the LPO’s music education partners to share the stage with us today:

Come and join the party! To mark the LPO Education & Community Department’s 30th birthday, today’s concert celebrates music-making for all. We’re delighted to be sharing the stage with talented young singers and instrumentalists from our south London music education partners – Junior Trinity and the Music Education Hubs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Royal Greenwich – as well as our very own LPO Junior Artists. There’ll be singing, special guests and plenty of chances to join in: from a whirl round the dancefloor to a rousing finale, we hope you enjoy the party!

Today's music Leonard Bernstein

Overture to Candide

Leroy Anderson

Belle of the Ball

Giacomo Puccini

‘O mio babbino caro’ from Gianni Schicchi

Georges Bizet

‘Les tringles des sistres tintaient’ from Carmen

Kerry Andrew, arr. Sam Hall

Listen to Us*

Igor Stravinsky

Finale from The Firebird Suite

Young instrumentalists from:

Young singers from:

Leonard Bernstein, arr. Andrew J Smith

LPO Junior Artists programme Lewisham Music Saturday Centre Chamber Ensemble Southwark Youth Orchestra Junior Trinity

Royal Greenwich and Blackheath Halls Choir Lambeth Children’s Choir Dalmain Primary School, Lewisham Beecroft Garden Primary School, Lewisham

Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Rachel Leach

‘Mambo’ from West Side Story

Ode to Joy Re-imagined, with words by Dalmain Primary School choir

* Commissioned by Lewisham Music, June 2017; orchestration commissioned by LPO, February 2018

Sharing the Wonder: 30 years of music for all LPO Junior Artists is generously supported by Virginia Gabbertas, The Kirby Laing Foundation, the London Stock Exchange Group Foundation, The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

This year our Annual Appeal is celebrating 30 year of the LPO’s Education & Community programme. Read some of the stories so far, find out more and donate to help share the wonder.

Foyer activities at Royal Festival Hall OAE Tots 10.15–10.45am 11.15–11.45am 12.15–12.45pm

Community Cube (Lower Mezzanine between 3 and 4)


Have a Go! Woodwind 10.00–11.45am

ARTharmonics 10.00–11.45am

4 3 2

The Clore Ballroom

The Poetry Library

Have a Go! Brass 10.00–11.45am

No session

Glass Lift

Have a Go! Harp & Marimba 10.00–11.45am

Have a Go! Strings


Blue Side

Green Side


Post-concert performances 1.10–1.45pm

Cloakroom Have a Go!

Try out different instruments with expert musicians. Suitable for ages 6+. Pre-concert only. Concert ticket holders only. Please be aware this activity is extremely popular and spaces are subject to availability.


A drop-in arts and crafts session inspired by today’s concert. Suitable for all ages. Pre-concert only.

OAE Tots

An introduction to the period instruments of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as they play music inspired by today’s concert. Suitable for ages 2–5. Pre- and during concert only. Pre-booked ticket holders only.

Post-concert performances

After the concert (1.10–1.45pm) there’s a chance to hear free performances on The Clore Ballroom Floor by London Music Masters and Royal Greenwich & Blackheath Halls Choir.

These concerts are generously supported by donors to the LPO’s FUNharmonics Appeal. FUNharmonics foyer activities are supported by Stentor Music Co. Ltd. and Bell Music.

London Philharmonic Orchestra FUNharmonics programme: Hip Hip Hooray, 25 Feb 2018  
London Philharmonic Orchestra FUNharmonics programme: Hip Hip Hooray, 25 Feb 2018