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personal bests

personal bests

By | March 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm | One comment

...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....

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work and play

work and play

By | March 21, 2013 at 6:08 pm | No comments

Actually, scrub what I said before. The LSO players dotted around the LSO On Track orchestra are not really bumpers (ie reinforcements to add a bit more sound). For one thing, there's a fair amount of talent here, in every section, that make you think they could manage quite...

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Favourite things (1)

Favourite things (1)

By | March 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm | No comments

Since this festival is all about LSO St Luke's, and so it can feel good about itself, I'll be asking various people what their favourite thing about it is. Here's what Matthew Gibson says: "My favourite thing is to watch kids' faces as they walk into the hall. The sound...

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Olympic ideals

Olympic ideals

By | March 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm | No comments

Remember the Olympics? This lot will. We're in the main hall - the Jerwood Hall - at St Lukes now for the pre-concert rehearsal of LSO On Track. It's basically a regular symphony orchestra, but made up of youngsters of different ages from schools in the 10 east London...

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Luke’s evangelists

Luke’s evangelists

By | March 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm | No comments

There's an old recipe, probably apocryphal, that begins with the words "First catch your hare". If you're looking to develop an orchestral education department, those words might be "First renovate your derelict 18th century church." It has been 10 years since the LSO...

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What’s on at the Festival today: Day 1

What’s on at the Festival today: Day 1

By | March 21, 2013 at 11:41 am | No comments

Here's what you can enjoy on day 1 of the LSO St Luke's 10th Birthday Festival: 1pm: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert with the Vienna Piano Trio HAYDN Piano Trio in C major, Hob XV/27 BEETHOVEN Allegretto in B-flat major, WoO 39 RAVEL Piano Trio Tickets: £10 (£9...

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