LPO Junior Artists: Overture Day

Applications are now closed.

I enjoyed meeting lots of new people and coming together to make good music

– Overture participant, 2021/22

Calling young orchestral players! If you’re aged 11–14 and Grade 4+ standard on your orchestral instrument, come and join London Philharmonic Orchestra musicians at our free LPO Junior Artists: Overture Day on Sun 5 March at Saint Gabriel’s College, London. This Overture day marks the finale of this year’s Classical Vauxhall festival.

LPO Junior Artists: Overture days are free, fun orchestral skills days where participants play alongside LPO musicians, get tips on musicianship and find out what happens behind the scenes of a professional orchestra. In this Overture day we will explore music beyond the major and minor, with repertoire in different modes by Camille Saint-Saëns and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Applications are open to all but priority is given to young musicians from Lambeth and musicians whose backgrounds are currently under-represented in professional UK orchestras, who may be eligible for the main LPO Junior Artists programme in the future.

The day will take place at Saint Gabriel’s College, Langton Road, London, SW9 6UL from 10.30 – 17.00. At 16.30 there will be a performance showcasing the pieces we have explored, which will be open to the public.

Applications are now closed.

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact us at  [email protected]

Find more information about the LPO Junior Artists: Overture days.

Sun 5 Mar 2023, 10.30am

Tickets Free

Priority is given to those who are eligible for the LPO Junior Artists scheme, as outlined below:

Classical Vauxhall

This LPO Junior Artists: Overture Day is generously supported by Classical Vauxhall. Cassical Vauxhall is an annual arts festival whose essence is “Classical done differently.” Featuring world-class artists in engaging formats, the festival creates a magical environment that seeks to be inclusive and accessible to all audiences. This year’s festival runs 2–5 March 2023. Visit classicalvauxhall.com for more information and tickets. Classical Vauxhall and the London Philharmonic Orchestra have been working in partnership since 2020, offering music opportunities to schools and young people in Vauxhall and more widely in Lambeth. Community is at the heart of Classical Vauxhall and the Overture Day will enable young musicians from Lambeth to work intensively with professional musicians from the LPO.

LPO Junior Artists is generously supported by the Kirby Laing Foundation, TIOC Foundation and The Victoria Wood Foundation


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