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LPO Soundworks Diaries: 9 April 2016

On Saturday 9 April, young musicians and young dancers from Rambert's Quicksilver came together for their performance of Walking Shadows – a culmination of a four day intensive project composing, choreographing and rehearsing for a collaborative piece inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth. After their performance, we caught up with a couple of the young musicians and dancers to hear their thoughts on the week, and to find out their favourite moments.

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LPO Soundworks Diaries: 8 April 2016 - Meet Laura

This week young musicians in our LPO Soundworks project have been working with young dancers from Quicksilver, Rambert’s youth dance company, to create a collaborative piece based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Ahead of their performance on Saturday 9 April, we caught up with the choreographer of the piece, Laura Harvey, to find out how the dance aspect of the work is coming together, and what she hopes the dancers can take away from the experience.


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LPO Soundworks Diaries: 7 April 2016 - Meet Michael

This week, young musicians have come together with young dancers from Rambert’s Quicksilver to create a collaborative piece, based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which they will perform on Saturday 9 April at 6pm. On Wednesday, we caught up with LPO Young Composer Michael Cryne, who has been helping the young musicians this week, to tell us how he thinks rehearsals are going and what he hopes the musicians can take away from this year’s LPO Soundworks project.

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LPO Soundworks Diaries: 7 April 2016 - Meet Fraser

On Saturday 9 April at 6pm, young musicians from LPO Soundworks ensemble will perform alongside young dancers from Rambert’s Quicksilver, in a collaborative piece created in just 4 days. With their performance just two days away, we caught up the workshop’s musical leader Fraser Trainer to find out how the music is coming together and how the young musicians are working together with the young dancers.

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LPO Soundworks Diaries: 6 April 2016

LPO Soundworks is our creative cross-arts ensemble that offers a group of young musicians a chance to devise their own collaborative performance with young people from another discipline. This year, the LPO Soundworks ensemble will be performing with young dancers from Rambert’s youth company, Quicksilver. With their final performance on Saturday 9 April, we caught up with some of the musicians and dancers on their first day of rehearsal to ask them their thoughts on the project.

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Shakespeare400: Romeo and Juliet in Classical Music

Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s famous story of a pair of star-cross’d lovers has sparked countless retellings on stage, on screen, and in the concert hall. Ahead of our performance of excerpts from Prokofiev’s musical version on Friday 15 April as part of our Shakespeare400 celebrations, we have had a look at some of the pieces of classical music that has been inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet.

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Shakespeare400: Shakespeare in the Royal Collections at Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Listen to a Shakespeare400 pre-concert talk given on Friday 12 February, in which Oliver Urquhart Irvine, Royal Librarian, discussed Shakespeare in the Royal Collections at Windsor.

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