LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival Live Blog

What’s on at the Festival today: Day 11

What’s on at the Festival today: Day 11

By | April 1, 2013 at 9:13 am | No comments

Here’s what you can enjoy on day 11 of the LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival: 10am to 2pm: Family Day Aimed at families with children under 8, this Open Day celebrates a decade of Early Years Workshops and family events at LSO St Luke’s. On Easter Monday the...

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What’s on at the Festival today: Day 10

What’s on at the Festival today: Day 10

By | March 30, 2013 at 9:05 am | No comments

Here’s what you can enjoy on day 10 of the LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival: 10am to 6pm: Not(e) Perfect Orchestra A unique opportunity to be part of an orchestra for a day. Not(e) Perfect is for those who wish they hadn’t given up playing their instruments. Paul...

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Old street, new treats

Old street, new treats

By | March 29, 2013 at 11:13 am | No comments

I don't know much about the history of Old Street, where LSO St Luke's stands. But I do know that in my head I have an imaginary conversation between two roadbuilders that goes: Roadbuilder 1: Right, job done. Now we just need a name for it. Roadbuilder 2: How about Old...

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What’s on at the Festival today: Day 9

What’s on at the Festival today: Day 9

By | March 29, 2013 at 9:41 am | No comments

Here’s what you can enjoy on day 9 of the LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival: 1pm: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert with the Nash Ensemble SCHUBERT Octet Nash Ensemble: Richard Hosford clarinet Ursula Leveaux bassoon Richard Watkins horn Marianne Thorsen...

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drum and bass

drum and bass

By | March 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm | No comments

It turns out they haven't reached the stage of actually rehearsing in the hall yet. A couple of band members - double bass player Phil Donkin and drummer Chander Sardjoe - are there, warming up I suppose you'd call it while the stage crew plug in some plugs, wire up some wires,...

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St Luke’s lute

St Luke’s lute

By | March 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

Today's another one of those days at LSO St Luke's where the music-making is left to others than those in the orchestra. In the lunchtime recital slot we had a solo piano, but now it's time to be transported to... to... Well, wherever it is, it will be in the company of...

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10th Birthday Documentary

10th Birthday Documentary

By | March 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm | No comments

At last night's 10th Birthday celebration, we screened a short 10 minute documentary about LSO St Luke's telling the story of the building, its origins and the inspiring work that now takes place inside. You can watch it...

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What’s on at the Festival today: Day 8

What’s on at the Festival today: Day 8

By | March 28, 2013 at 9:57 am | No comments

Here’s what you can enjoy on day 8 of the LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival: 1pm: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert with Nicholas Angelich RAVEL Oiseaux tristes from ‘Miroirs’ RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition Tickets:...

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What’s on at the Festival today: Day 7

What’s on at the Festival today: Day 7

By | March 27, 2013 at 9:15 am | No comments

Here’s what you can enjoy on day 7, our actual 10th birthday, of the LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival: 1pm: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert with the LSO Strings SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings Led by Roman Simovic Tickets: £10...

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swing low, sing out

swing low, sing out

By | March 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm | No comments

I never realised the 'swing' of 'swing low sweet chariot' was an upbeat, thereby putting the emphasis on the word 'low'. So unless that's an LSO affectation, I learned something this evening, almost outweighing the - for me - excrutiating embarrassment of having to sing. Not on...

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