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Autumn 2012 LSO St Luke’s UBS and LSO Music Education Centre

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Families and children Fun and interactive family-friendly events

Shake, Rattle and Roll!

Music Explorers

Music workshops for 1- to 5-year-olds

Workshops for families with under-8s

Every Mon 3 Sep to 12 Nov (except 29 Oct) Clore Room, LSO St Luke’s

Sat 6 Oct 10am–12.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Join LSO workshop leaders Vanessa and Maaike plus LSO players to sing, listen, move and groove your way through interactive and 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.

Join our musical circus for the whole family 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.

£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 5pm on 15 August 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 17 August. For more details call Emily Murray on 020 7382 2556. Regular event One-day event Concert Participation

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Tickets £3 children, £5 adults (under 12 months free, no ticket required) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 Supported by Finsbury Educational Foundation


‘The musicians were charming and helpful. Amazing to see their skills close up.’ Music Explorers parent

Music for the Big Screen

Concerts for Under-5s

Family Concert for 7- to 12-year-olds

Story telling with Vanessa King

Sun 14 Oct 2.30–3.30pm (free foyer activities 1–2.15pm) Barbican

Fri 23 Nov (times below) Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Paul Rissmann presenter

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

The LSO has featured on some of the biggest blockbuster soundtracks of all time. Join Paul Rissmann and the Orchestra on a musical journey through spine-tingling, star-blazing scores for the big screen. Featuring the unforgettable sounds of Star Wars, Indiana Jones and many more.

10.30–11.15am: Nurseries & Playgroups £2 per person. Booking opens Tue 9 Oct. Limited to 50 places per group. To book call Emily Murray on 020 7382 2556 or email emily.murray@lso.co.uk

Tickets £5 under-16s, £10 adults

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

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

Pre-concert Workshops Workshops for 7- to 12-year-olds Sun 14 Oct 10.30am–1pm Barbican Foyers Get those creative juices flowing ready for the afternoon ‘Music for the Big Screen’ performance in exciting workshops based on the concert. You will get the chance to compose your own movie music alongside members of the LSO as well as making film-themed props to take into the concert.

‘Thoroughly enjoyed the concert. I now have two little musicians in the making…’ Rayna (Mum) on an LSO Family Concert

Tickets £5 per person (adults & children) Open to Family Concert bookers only Children must be accompanied by an adult Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891

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‘Always a pleasure to witness Rachel Leach’s infectious enthusiasm for music!’

Lifelong learning Opportunities for everyone to experience music

First Monday Club For adults with learning difficulties Mon 3 Sep, 1 Oct, 5 Nov 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. Free entry, booking essential To book call Emily Murray on 020 7382 2556 or email emily.murray@lso.co.uk Supported by The Ann and Frederick O’Brien Charitable Trust, Coutts Charitable Trust, LSO Friends, Lionel Wigram Memorial Trust and Rothschild Charities Committee

LSO St Luke’s Community Gamelan Group Creative music workshops for adults Every Mon 10 Sep to 19 Nov (except 29 Oct) 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

Russ Heath (audience member) on LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concerts

LSO Discovery Fridays: Lunchtime Concerts Informal free concerts for all ages over 5 Fri 14 Sep; 5 & 26 Oct; 16 Nov 12.30–1.15pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s This autumn, presenter Rachel Leach will focus on the Brass Section. Featuring LSO Principals and talented students from this summer’s LSO Brass Academy. Free entry, just turn up on the day! 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, The Idlewild Trust, Rothschild Charities Committee and the Vandervell Foundation

Centre for Orchestra Artist Conversation: Janine Jansen For all ages over 12 Fri 21 Sep 6–6.45pm Gamelan Room, LSO St Luke’s Join Dutch violinist Janine Jansen and an LSO member in a conversation about Janine’s inspirational career, ahead of her performance with the LSO and Valery Gergiev at the Barbican (Saturday 22 September). Free entry, booking essential (limited availability) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891

To book call Emily Murray on 020 7382 2556 or email emily.murray@lso.co.uk

A unique collaboration between the LSO, Guildhall School and Barbican to create the world’s leading strategic alliance for performance, training and education in the arts.

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LSO Discovery Days

Balinese Gamelan Concert

For all ages over 12

Indonesian music performance

Sun 23 Sep 10am–5.30pm Szymanowski Sun 25 Nov 10am–5.30pm Mahler 10am–1pm Barbican & 2.30–5.30pm LSO St Luke’s

Fri 23 Nov 7.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Join the LSO and Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev on Sunday 23 September as they rehearse symphonies by Szymanowski and Brahms. In the afternoon, Professor Adrian Thomas will present a lecture on the life and work of Karol Szymanowski, followed by a recital of his chamber works given by LSO players.

The LSO St Luke’s Gamelan Group gives an exciting performance of traditional and contemporary Balinese music with special guests. Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk

On Sunday 25 November the LSO focuses on Mahler. Following a full Orchestra rehearsal conducted by Semyon Bychkov, join us at LSO St Luke’s for a lecture by a visiting expert and chamber music performed by students from the Guildhall School, further to their Mahler masterclass with singer Ian Bostridge (see page 6). Full-day tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions) Afternoon only £12 (from 2.30pm at LSO St Luke’s) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 For more information call Helen Innes on 020 7382 2512 or email helen.innes@lso.co.uk

LSO St Luke’s Community Choir Concert: In Yonder Valley Suitable for all ages Mon 19 Nov 7.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s From spirituals to Shaker songs, experimental pioneers to theatrical types, join the LSO Community Choir on an epic American adventure. With music by Barber, Copland, Crabtree and Cowell. Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk

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‘Inspiring! I feel so lucky to have this chance.’ Roberto, Guildhall Student

Young musicians Masterclasses and workshops with artists of the future

Digital Technology Group Workshops for 12- to 18-year-olds Every Mon 17 Sep to 26 Nov (except 29 Oct) 4–7pm Candide Discovery Room, LSO St Luke’s Would you like to make music using the latest software or learn how to record your music, instrument or band using high-tech studio equipment? Working with the help of LSO and guest musicians in a professional studio environment will give you the opportunity to develop your composition and performance skills. Free to join, booking essential To book call Chris Rogers on 020 7566 2878 or email chris.rogers@lso.co.uk

Centre for Orchestra Masterclass: Ian Bostridge For all ages over 12 Mon 8 Oct 10am–1pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s Tenor Ian Bostridge will focus this masterclass for musicians from the Guildhall School on songs by Mahler, following his performance in Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis at the Barbican (Thursday 4 October). We welcome back the Guildhall musicians to the Mahler Discovery Day on Sunday 25 November (see page 5). Free entry, booking essential Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891

Supported by LSO Patrons and The Hedley Foundation

LSO On Track: Take A Bow Suitable for all ages Mon 26 Nov 6pm & 7.45pm Wed 28 Nov 6pm & 7.45pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s Young string players from the Music Education hubs of East London perform alongside LSO string players in an exciting programme of repertoire for all abilities. Watch beginners and world-class professionals perform side-by-side!

Centre for Orchestra Masterclass: Leonidas Kavakos For all ages over 12 Tue 11 Dec 6–8pm Music Hall, Guildhall School Join the focus of this year’s LSO Artist Portrait, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, as he coaches exceptionally talented musicians from the Guildhall School. Free entry, just turn up!

Tickets £3 children, £5 adults (under 18 months free, no ticket required) On sale from Mon 1 Oct Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online at lso.co.uk

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Event calendar: at a glance Autumn 2012 Weekly Events

Venue

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From Mon 3 Sep

Shake, Rattle and Roll!

LSO St Luke’s

From Mon 10 Sep

LSO St Luke’s Community Gamelan Group

LSO St Luke’s

4

From Mon 17 Sep

Digital Technology Group

LSO St Luke's

6

Mon 3 Sep 10.15am

First Monday Club

LSO St Luke’s

4

Fri 14 Sep 12.30pm

LSO Discovery Fridays: Lunchtime Concert

LSO St Luke’s

4

Fri 21 Sep 6pm

Centre for Orchestra Artist Conversation: Janine Jansen

LSO St Luke’s

4

Sun 23 Sep 10am

LSO Discovery Day: Szymanowski

Barbican & LSO St Luke's

5

Mon 1 Oct 10.15am

First Monday Club

LSO St Luke’s

4

Fri 5 Oct 12.30pm

LSO Discovery Fridays: Lunchtime Concert

LSO St Luke’s

4

Sat 6 Oct 10am

Music Explorers

LSO St Luke’s

2

Mon 8 Oct 10am

Centre for Orchestra Masterclass: Ian Bostridge

LSO St Luke’s

6

Sun 14 Oct 10.30am

Music for the Big Screen: Pre-concert Workshops

Barbican

3

Sun 14 Oct 2.30pm

Music for the Big Screen: Family Concert

Barbican

3

Fri 26 Oct 12.30pm

LSO Discovery Fridays: Lunchtime Concert

LSO St Luke’s

4

Mon 5 Nov 10.15am

First Monday Club

LSO St Luke’s

4

Fri 16 Nov 12.30pm

LSO Discovery Fridays: Lunchtime Concert

LSO St Luke’s

4

Mon 19 Nov 7.30pm

LSO St Luke’s Community Choir Concert: In Yonder Valley

LSO St Luke’s

5

Fri 23 Nov (morning)

Concerts for Under-5s

LSO St Luke’s

3

Fri 23 Nov 7.30pm

Balinese Gamelan Concert

LSO St Luke’s

5

Sun 25 Nov 10am

LSO Discovery Day: Mahler

Barbican & LSO St Luke’s

5

Mon 26 Nov (evening)

LSO On Track: Take A Bow

LSO St Luke’s

6

Wed 28 Nov (evening)

LSO On Track: Take A Bow

LSO St Luke’s

6

Centre for Orchestra Masterclass: Leonidas Kavakos

Guildhall School

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September

October

November

December Tue 11 Dec 6pm

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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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