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By | March 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm | One comment | LSO St Luke's 10th Birthday Festival Live Blog | Tags:

…and as the final chord of Firebird rang out, the 80,000-strong crowd that had packed into LSO St Lukes applauded enthusiastically…

Ok, so it’s unlikely many of the performers tonight will ever get to play to the size of audience present at the Olympics opening ceremony. I think we all know music is about more than that. So, while tonight was partly about looking back to last summer’s unique occasion, it was partly about looking forward too. LSO On Track continues, one Olympics legacy that is enduring – you’ll be able to catch them in Trafalgar Square in May as part of the BMW LSO Open Air Classics gig. (It was also partly an evening about shoes, with many members of the orchestra sporting the coloured trainers that were part of their get-up that night.)

But of course, the evening was mostly about performance, and as the final chord of Firebird rang out the packed hall did applaud. Enthusiastically…

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  1. Clare Stevens (1 year ago)

    I remember On Track being announced and I attended an early workshop session – it’s so wonderful that the project has flourished and so many kids have grown up in the orchestra. Much appreciated this blog, Toby. Just wish the commentators at the Olympic ceremony could have given viewers a bit more information about the players. I didn’t realise it was On Track participants until a couple of days afterwards!

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