LPO Showcase

Free pre-concert performances throughout the season

We are delighted to share with you the bright talent of tomorrow through our LPO Showcase series of inspiring free concerts at Southbank Centre.
All are welcome to join us for a variety of performances featuring musicians nurtured through our Education and Community programmes – Foyle Future Firsts, LPO Junior Artists and LPO Soundworks – as well as student ensembles from the Royal College of Music.

Wednesday 11 November 2020 | 6.00pm
Royal Festival Hall
Join us to hear members of the Crisis Skylight Centre in east London perform alongside LPO musicians – the culmination of our annual week of creative music-making, celebrating its tenth year this season.

Saturday 5 December 2020 | 6.00pm
Royal Festival Hall
The LPO’s Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme bridges the transition between college and the professional platform for up to 17 outstanding young musicians. This season’s new cohort take to the stage with conductor Chloé van Soeterstède for their first performance of the year.

Saturday 27 February 2021 | 6.00pm
Royal Festival Hall
In his first season as Composer in Residence, and Composer Mentor to participants on the LPO’s Young Composers Programme, Brett Dean conducts the Foyle Future Firsts in a celebration of contemporary music, ahead of the UK premiere of his Cello Concerto by the LPO at 7.30pm.

Wednesday 14 April 2021 | 6.00pm
Royal Festival Hall
Now in its fifth year, our LPO Junior Artists Programme supports exceptionally talented teenage instrumentalists from under-represented backgrounds to develop their musicianship and gain an insight into the orchestral profession. Tonight, our 2020/21 Junior Artists perform alongside LPO Junior Artists alumni and their LPO mentors.