LPO Junior Artists: Overture
“I enjoyed meeting new people and making music together” – Overture participant 2017/18
LPO Junior Artists: Overture projects are free immersive events which take a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at the world of a professional orchestra. You will become part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra for a day; meeting LPO musicians and LPO Junior Artists, playing as an ensemble, getting tips on your playing and finding out how to take your next steps as a musician. To take part in Overture activity you need to play an orchestral instrument at Grade 4-8 standard and be aged between 11-14.
LPO Junior Artists: Overture activity is connected to LPO Junior Artists – our exciting programme for talented musicians aged 15-19 from backgrounds currently under-represented in professional UK orchestras.
During our LPO Junior Artists: Overture projects you will have the chance to:
- Get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of a professional orchestra
- Discover a piece of repertoire as an ensemble and in sectionals with LPO musicians and Junior Artists
- Hear from an LPO musician about their musical journey and pick up special tips for your own playing
Junior Artists Overture – Sunday 27 February 2022: Applications open!
Calling young orchestral players! If you’re aged 11–14 and Grade 4+ standard on your instrument, come and join us at our free LPO Junior Artists: Overture Day at Plumcroft Primary School, Woolwich, on Sunday 27 February, 10.30am–5.00pm.
We’re exploring the exciting music of Scandinavia with pieces by Jean Sibelius and Edvard Grieg. You’ll play alongside LPO musicians and LPO Junior Artists, gain new skills and find out what happens behind the scenes of a professional orchestra.
Applications are open to all but priority is given to young musicians from under-represented backgrounds, who may be eligible for the main LPO Junior Artists programme in the future.
The day will take place at Plumcroft Primary School, Vincent Road, London SE18 6RG. At the end of the day there will be a culmination performance open to friends and family (numbers may be limited due to space).
"I learnt what life is like as a professional musician – it’s hard work and exciting!” – LPO Junior Artists: Overture participant 2018/19
The 2020/21 LPO Junior Artists Programme is generously funded by The Victoria Wood Foundation, The Radcliffe Trust and The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.