Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Lookng ahead: The London Schools Symphony Orchestra

The London Schools Symphony Orchestra
The London Schools Symphony Orchestra
The London Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO) will be seeing in the New Year in style on 7 January 2019 at the Barbican Centre. Conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth, the orchestra will be performing Richard Strauss' tone poem Death and Transfiguration, and will be joined by soprano Rachel Nicholls for some of Strauss' orchestral songs, and finally there will be potted highlights from Wagner's Götterdämmerung.

The LSSO presents three Barbican concerts plus a summer tour every year. Concerts are based around courses which run during the Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays, with intensive rehearsals and coaching by London's top orchestral musicians. The orchestra's bursary schemes ensure that young people from all backgrounds are able to join. The orchestra is managed by the Centre for Young Musicians, part of the Guildhall School, as part of the Guildhall Young Artists Programme. And there are a couple of significant anniversaries coming up, in 2020 the Centre for Young Musicians will be 50 and then in 2021 the LSSO will be 70.

Full details from the LSSO's website.

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