Here’s what you can enjoy on day 1 of the LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival:
Tickets: £10 (£9 concessions).
Tickets are available on the door, or you can book online
Live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 1pm. Listen at 90–93FM, on digital radio or on the BBC Radio 3 website
7pm: LSO On Track Olympic Orchestra
On Friday 27 July 2012, the London Symphony Orchestra was proud to play at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games with 80 young LSO On Track musicians from East London aged 7–17, in an arrangement of Elgar’s Nimrod by Gareth Glyn, followed by And I Will Kiss, a new piece by Rick Smith, Music Director of the Opening Ceremony.
The young people who performed are part of LSO on Track, which aims to provide instrumental learning opportunities to young people regardless of disability, ethnicity or social background. Many of the participants joined the scheme four years ago as complete beginners. They have been coached by LSO players to develop and improve their skills and focus. The LSO also provides outstanding performance opportunities for them alongside LSO musicians.
Tonight they reunite with their LSO mentors to relive the magic of last summer in London.
Tickets: SOLD OUT!
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For a full list of what’s on throughout the festival please visit http://lso.co.uk/lsostlukes10