London Symphony Orchestra LSO Discovery
Summer 2014 Get involved with music Learn – Create – Participate lso.co.uk/lsodiscovery
Families and children Fun and interactive family-friendly events
Shake, Rattle and Roll!
Storytelling with Vanessa King
Every Mon 28 Apr to 14 Jul (except 5 & 26 May) 10–10.45am Group 1, 11–11.45am Group 2 12–12.45pm Group 3 Clore Room 1, LSO St Luke’s
Fri 27 Jun 12.30–1.15pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Music workshops for 1- to 5-year-olds
Concert for under-5s
Vanessa King and LSO musicians re-tell a popular children’s story through music, offering younger children the chance 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.
Join the Early Years team in these fun, 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 musicians and other children. LSO musicians will join us for the last few sessions. Group allocation depends on the ages of the children drawn**.
Tickets £3 per person + booking fee* (under 12 months free, no ticket required)
£95 full-term booking only
Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891
**Due to the popularity of these workshops, places are drawn out of a hat. If you would like to take part, email email@example.com by 5pm on Wednesday 16 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 18 April. For full details visit lso.co.uk or call Isabel Bedford on 020 7382 2556.
Supported by AXA Investment Managers
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*Please see page 8 for booking fee details
Trains, Planes & Automobiles Family Concert for 7- to 12-year-olds Sun 15 Jun 2.30–3.30pm (free foyer activities 1.15–2.15pm) Barbican Hall Timothy Redmond conductor Paul Rissmann presenter London Symphony Orchestra LSO Youth Choir Travel around the globe with the LSO as we have fun and discover some fantastic music. We’ll be flying, swimming and riding in some very fast machines to get to our destinations. Tickets £5 under-16s, £10 adults + booking fee* Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or online at lso.co.uk
‘A wonderful family concert, the children were engrossed and are still talking about their experience. We’ll definitely be back.’ LSO Family Concert attender
Pre-concert workshops 10.30am–1pm, main foyers Get those creative juices flowing in these machine-themed workshops. You’ll get the chance to compose your own music and make props to bring into the concert. Tickets £5 per person Open to concert bookers only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free foyer activities 1.15–2.15pm, main foyers Arrive early to join in with exciting activities – meet LSO musicians and practise your part for the participation piece. Crèche from 2pm, Fountain Room For children under seven, be sure to book a place at the free crèche – designed to occupy younger siblings while the main concert takes place. Open to concert bookers only, advance booking essential – call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891
Lifelong learning Opportunities to discover more about music
Community Gamelan Group
Every Monday 28 Apr to 14 Jul (except 5 & 26 May) 5.30–8.30pm Clore Gamelan Room, LSO St Luke’s
Mon 19 May, 9 Jun & 7 Jul 11am–3pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Workshops for adults
A Gamelan is a musical ensemble from Indonesia featuring gongs, metallophones, drums and bamboo flutes. Led by Gamelan expert Andy Channing, all parts are different and range from simple to more difficult, so anyone can have a go. As well as weekly workshops, performance opportunities are offered throughout the year.
For adults with learning disabilities
Join Mark Withers and LSO musicians in these interactive and inclusive workshops. Open to adults with learning disabilities and their carers. Free entry, advance booking essential for all dates To book please call Isabel Bedford on 020 7382 2556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets £6.50 (£4.50 concessions) per week For full details visit lso.co.uk, call Isabel Bedford on 020 7382 2556 or email email@example.com
LSO Discovery Day: Richard Strauss Suitable for all ages over 12 Sun 4 May 10am–5pm Barbican Hall & LSO St Luke’s Find out about Richard Strauss, whose work Also sprach Zarathustra was made famous as the opening theme to Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey. A day ticket includes access to a morning LSO rehearsal at the Barbican followed by talks and a performance of Strauss’ Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings at LSO St Luke’s. Full-day tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions) Afternoon only £12 (from 2.30pm) + booking fee* Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or online at lso.co.uk The LSO will perform a set of Strauss orchestral works at the Barbican with conductors Nikolaj Znaider (1 May) and Sir Mark Elder (4 and 8 May). Tickets £10–37 Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 | lso.co.uk 4 Lifelong learning
Supported by Rothschild Charities Committee, The Boshier-Hinton Foundation, Sir David Scholey and LSO Friends
Singing Day: Beethoven Suitable for all ages over 16 Sun 22 Jun 10am–5.30pm Barbican Hall & LSO St Luke’s Join esteemed choral conductor David Lawrence in our fourth Singing Day as he leads a workshop on Beethoven’s Mass in C major (sung in German, accompanied by piano). Participants will watch a morning rehearsal with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the Barbican, followed by a workshop 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. Some sight-singing ability is required. Tickets £17 per day (includes music hire) Afternoon spectator tickets £5 (from 4pm) + booking fee* Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or online at lso.co.uk Please choose your voice part when booking Part of LSO Sing, generously supported by the J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust
*Please see page 8 for booking fee details
Events for everyone Enjoy our summer performances
Friday Lunchtime Concerts
Informal free concerts for all ages over 5 Selected Fridays at 12.30–1.15pm: Fri 9 May: Schubert String Quintet in C | LSO musicians Fri 23 May: Beethoven Septet | Guildhall School musicians Fri 13 Jun: Flute recital | Adam Walker Fri 11 Jul: Piano duets | John Alley & Liz Burley Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s This summer, presenter Rachel Leach explores music by Beethoven and his contemporaries with musicians from the LSO and Guildhall School.
Suitable for all ages Sat 21 Jun 3.30pm & 6pm Arnold Circus Bandstand, E2 7PQ Come along and listen to the world premiere performance of Crowd Out, a piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang for 1,000 voices. This piece, led by LSO Choral Director Simon Halsey, celebrates the energy and excitement of crowds and takes place in London’s historic Arnold Circus (Shoreditch). Free entry, just turn up on the day!
Free entry, just turn up on the day! For more information or group bookings, call Mandy Beard on 020 7382 2512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Supported by Rothschild Charities Committee and LSO Patrons
Part of LSO Sing, generously supported by the J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust
Rites of Passage For all ages over 12
Outdoor free summer concerts for everyone Fri 6 & 27 Jun; 11 Jul 1.15–2pm Front lawn outside LSO St Luke’s Sun 20 Jul 1–1.30pm Whitecross Street (part of Whitecross Street Party) Join us on the front lawn outside LSO St Luke’s as we enjoy our annual outdoor summer mini-festival of short lunchtime concerts. With a variety of musical styles from around the globe, Inside Out offers something for everyone. Bring your lunch (and a rug’s not a bad idea) and enjoy the sunshine with friends, family or colleagues. Plus, come and support the LSO Community Choir as they join the annual local street party on Whitecross Street on 20 July. Free entry, just turn up on the day! Should it be raining, Inside Out will not go ahead.
Mon 23 Jun 7.30pm Barbican Ben Gernon conductor | London Symphony Orchestra LSO On Track Next Generation | LSO Create Programme to include: Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten Britten Four Sea Interludes from ‘Peter Grimes’ Moody Invictus 46664 | LSO Create A new work Shostakovich Symphony No 10: Allegro This June the LSO presents a concert with a difference. Celebrating the incredible journey on which music can take you – both audiences and performers alike – Rites of Passage gets to the core of what makes witnessing a live orchestra so heart-stoppingly exciting. The Orchestra is joined by young East Londoners from the LSO On Track scheme and members from LSO Create, the creative programme for adults with learning disabilities.
The LSO Community Choir is supported by The John S Cohen Foundation
Tickets £10 £15 £20 (£5 under-16s) + booking fee* Recurring event
Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or online at lso.co.uk lso.co.uk/lsodiscovery 5
Young musicians Developing the musicians of tomorrow
Digital Technology Group
LSO Soundhub Showcase
Every Mon 4–7pm, 12 May to 7 Jul (except 26 May & 30 Jun) and Fri 27 Jun Candide Discovery Room, LSO St Luke’s
Sat 28 Jun 7.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Workshops for 13- to 20-year-olds
The Digital Technology Group (DTG) is an initiative to support aspiring young musicians, composers and producers in the local area. Whether you are interested in rock, hip-hop or classical music, DTG can provide you with the skills to record and produce your music using professional studio equipment. Through regular hands-on sessions with industry experts and collaboration with other young musicians, you will have the opportunity to develop your music and creative performance skills.
Suitable for all ages over 12
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. First-year Soundhub composers Maxim Boon, Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Laurence Osborn, Helen Papaioannou, Robert Szymanek and Laurence Tompkins have spent the year pushing their work in unexpected directions. When music meets film, theatre and technology, audiences should expect an eclectic and horizon-broadening evening! Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) + booking fee*
Free to join, booking essential Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or online at lso.co.uk To find out more or to book call Chris Rogers on 020 7566 2878 or email email@example.com
Supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Hinrichsen Foundation
Supported by LSO Friends
Orchestral Artistry Masterclass Suitable for all ages over 12
Mon 19 May 6–9pm Lecture Recital Room, Guildhall School, EC2Y 8DT Musicians from the Guildhall School will be coached by LSO Principal Bass Clarinet Lorenzo Iosco as part of the Guildhall School’s Orchestral Artistry course which is focused on developing the diverse skills required to become professional orchestral musicians.
String Academy Showcase Suitable for all ages
Sat 5 Jul 7.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s During the first week of July, LSO St Luke’s will be awash 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.
Free entry, just turn up on the day! Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) + booking fee* Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or online at lso.co.uk Supported by Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation, The Derek Hill Foundation, The Polonsky Foundation, The Winship Foundation and Help Musicians UK
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LSO Youth Choir Selection Day For 7- to 18-year-olds
Sun 20 Jul 3–8pm City of London School for Girls, EC2Y 8BB If your child is over seven and lives or goes to school in Islington, Hackney or the City of London, they can apply for a place in the LSO Youth Choir. Places for the 2014/15 academic year will be awarded on the annual selection day. Places are awarded for one academic year, after which participants are invited to re-apply. For more details on how to apply and how to take part in the selection day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org The LSO Youth Choir is supported by The John S Cohen Foundation and The Slaughter and May Charitable Trust
Digital Tech Group + Soundhub For all ages over 12
Sun 27 Jul 7.30pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s Join us for a special evening of music created by Soundhub associate composer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian and featuring performances by members of the LSO St Luke’s Digital Technology Group. Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) + booking fee* Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 or online at lso.co.uk Digital Technology Group is supported by LSO Friends. LSO Soundhub is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Hinrichsen Foundation
At a glance Summer 2014 Events Calendar
Weekly events from Mon 28 Apr from Mon 28 Apr from Mon 12 May
Shake, Rattle & Roll! Community Gamelan Group Digital Technology Group
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May Sun 4 May 10am Fri 9 May 12.30pm Mon 19 May 11am Fri 23 May 12.30pm Mon 19 May 6pm
LSO Discovery Day Friday Lunchtime Concert LSO Create Friday Lunchtime Concert LSO Discovery Masterclass
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June Fri 6 Jun 1.15pm Mon 9 Jun 11am Fri 13 Jun 12.30pm Sun 15 Jun 2.30pm Sat 21 Jun 3.30 & 6pm Sun 22 Jun 10am Mon 23 Jun 7.30pm Fri 27 Jun 12.30pm Fri 27 Jun 1.15pm Sat 28 Jun 7.30pm
Inside Out LSO Create Friday Lunchtime Concert Family Concert Crowd Out Singing Day: Beethoven Rites of Passage Concert for under-5s Inside Out Soundhub Showcase
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July Sat 5 Jul 7.30pm Mon 7 Jul 11am Fri 11 Jul 12.30pm Fri 11 Jul 1.15pm Sun 20 Jul 1pm Sun 20 Jul 3pm Sun 27 Jul 7.30pm
String Academy Showcase LSO Create Friday Lunchtime Concert Inside Out Whitecross Street Party LSO Youth Choir Selection Day Digital Tech Group + Soundhub
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‘Without the resources and support of the LSO Soundhub it would have been quite simply impossible to have realised the most audacious, ambitious project I have ever attempted. Thank you!’ Richard Bullen, Soundhub composer
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LSO St Luke’s UBS and LSO Music Education Centre 161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
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