LPO Showcase Events

A series of inspiring free performances and events at the Royal Festival Hall shining a spotlight on some of the talent nurtured via our Education and Community programme.

Crisis Creates participant playing drums

Crisis Creates

Wednesday 24 November 2021 | 6.00pm

Members of Crisis – all adults who have experienced homelessness – perform music they have created with LPO musicians and a workshop leader during a week-long creative project. Using the music of the Orchestra as inspiration, participants bring their own experiences and creativity to collaborate and create something new and powerful.

OrchLab Workshop

OrchLab Festival Day

Wednesday 8 December 2021 | times tbc

OrchLab Festival Day is the culmination of this year’s OrchLab programme, in collaboration with Drake Music – leaders in music, technology and disability. A celebration of accessible music-making with disabled adults, the day includes music workshops, relaxed performances and accessible instrument demonstrations, and showcases the creativity of OrchLab participants. This free but ticketed event is open to disabled adults, their families and disability staff (over 18s only). For more information Visit the OrchLab Open Events page.

Foyle Future Firsts Brass Section

Foyle Future Firsts

Friday 14 January 2022 | 6.00pm

The LPO’s flagship Foyle Future First Development Programme bridges the transition between higher education and the professional platform for 17 exceptional talented young instrumentalists annually. In this performance, the Future Firsts take to the stage alongside LPO members under the baton of LPO Composer-in-Residence Brett Dean in a programme of contemporary music.

A young flautist plays alongside a member of the LPO wind section

LPO Junior Artists

Wednesday 13 April 2022 | 6.00pm

The LPO Junior Artists Programme supports exceptionally talented teenage instrumentalists from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the UK professional orchestral sector. Participants undertake a year-long programme to develop their musicianship under the guidance of LPO mentors, and to gain a first-hand insight into the orchestral profession. This concert showcases the talent and achievement of current and past LPO Junior Artists, performing alongside LPO musicians.

Late conductor Oliver Knussen

A Celebration of Oliver Knussen with the Royal Academy of Music

Saturday 30 April 2022 | 5.30pm

In a collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music, Principal Conductor Edward Gardner presents a programme celebrating the work of composer Oliver Knussen and his former pupils and RAM alumni Louise Drewett and Gareth Moorcraft, in advance of the Knussen-focused concert later in the evening. A combined LPO, Foyle Future First and Royal Academy of Music ensemble will perform..