LPO Junior Artists: Overture Day – Eastbourne

Applications open!

If you’re aged 10–15 and Grade 3+ standard on your orchestral instrument, come and join London Philharmonic Orchestra musicians at our free LPO Junior Artists: Overture Day on Sunday 14 April at Ratton School in Eastbourne. This Overture day is delivered in partnership with Create Music, the music education hub for Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

What to expect

LPO Junior Artists: Overture days are free, fun orchestral skills days where participants play alongside LPO musicians as one big orchestra, get tips on musicianship in smaller group sessions, and find out what happens behind the scenes of a professional orchestra. In this Overture day we will explore music from both sides of the Atlantic, including Dvorak’s ‘New World’ Symphony, Copland’s ‘Rodeo’, and a brand new arrangement of ‘The Corryvreckan Whirlpool’ by emerging Scottish composer Aileen Sweeney!

Where and when?

The day will take place at Ratton School, Park Avenue, Eastbourne, BN21 2XR from 11.00am – 4.30pm.

At 4pm there will be a free performance showcasing the pieces we have explored, which will be open to friends and family.

Who and how to apply

Applications are open to all but priority is given to young 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).

Please note that we are unable to accept applications from pianists, harpists or saxophonists this time.

Apply now!

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

“I really enjoyed the day and I think it was very inspiring for young musicians”

– Overture participant 2023

Sun 14 Apr 2024, 11.00am

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

This LPO Junior Artists: Overture day is delivered in partnership with Create Music, the music education hub for Brighton & Hove and East Sussex. LPO Junior Artists is generously supported by the Kirby Laing Foundation, TIOC Foundation and The Radcliffe Trust


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