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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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LPO Player Playlists: Kate Birchall

Kate Birchall

LPO Second Violinist Kate Birchall has chosen music which has inspired and moved her throughout her musical life. She takes us from her first orchestral experiences with youth orchestras, through her time as a music student, to working as a freelance musician and finally to her membership of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The tracks selected include music for solo violin by Bach, string quartets by Janáček and Schubert, concertos by Prokofiev and Ravel, pop music by Neil Hannon, opera by Tchaikovsky and Wagner and orchestral works by Bartók, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. Her playlist ranges from Bach to Bartók in just 20 tracks.

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2016/17 season launch press release

2016/17 season

We released the details of our 2016/17 London season today, including year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival for 2017. Priority booking for Friends opens on Tuesday 2 February, while public booking opens on Thursday 11 February. Read on for details of the season ...

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LPO Player Playlists: Alice Munday

Alice Munday

We asked LPO members to create playlists of music that meant something to them, from their most treasured LPO recordings to music they walk the dog to and everything in between. Over the coming months we’ll share these with you.

This month’s playlist is from the oboist Alice Munday, who joined the orchestra in 2015. See what music Alice has chosen below, listen to her playlist and see if you share any favourites.

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