LPO Junior Artists: Overture Day – London

Applications are now closed for this Overture day.

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 Sunday 17 March 2024 at Saint Gabriel’s College in London.

What to expect

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 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 Saint Gabriel’s College, Langton Road, London, SW9 6UL from 10.30am – 4.30pm. At 4pm there will be a performance showcasing the pieces we have explored, which will be open to friends and family.  This Overture day is part of the 2024 Classical Vauxhall festival.

Who and how to apply

Applications are now closed for this Overture day.

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 17 Mar 2024, 10.30am

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Classical Vauxhall

This LPO Junior Artists: Overture Day is generously supported by Classical Vauxhall. Classical 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 29 February–3 March 2024. 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 Radcliffe Trust

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