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Monday, 26 July 2021

Invocation: London Schools Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 70th birthday with new trumpet concerto from Eleanor Alberga

Eleanor Alberga (Photo Benjamin Ealovega)
Eleanor Alberga (Photo Benjamin Ealovega)

The London Schools Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating its 70th anniversary later this year with a concert at the Barbican Centre on 20 September 2021 which will include the world premiere of Eleanor Alberga’s new trumpet concerto, based on Caribbean and Latin American folk legends. Peter Ash will conduct the orchestra in a programme which includes Debussy’s Prelude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Stravinsky’s Petrushka alongside Alberga's new concerto Invocation performed by trumpeter Pacho Flores. 

The orchestra has built a close relationship with Alberga, recently celebrating her 70th birthday with a staged performance of her orchestral showpiece Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Invocation was originally planned with dance choreography by Colombian dancer Fernando Montaño, one of the stars of the Royal Ballet, but sadly the orchestra’s summer tour of Colombia had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Full details from the Barbican website.


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