Legend of the Sky - Premiere Performance - #LSMS70
Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2018, 16:00 - 17:30
Venue: De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU
To celebrate such a fantastic achievement, we are privileged to commission an exciting and ambitious large-scale project working collaboratively with the Philharmonia Orchestra, our partner for over 20 years. This gives us a unique opportunity to create a legacy for future musicians to enjoy and to give students the chance to show their creative skills by composing and performing their own piece of celebratory music working alongside professional musicians. It also celebrates the rich, cultural diversity of the work both organisations deliver.
Legend of the Sky is a composition by Fraser Trainer with a libretto from Hazel Gould, which includes a large orchestral ensemble with steel pans and Indian classical musicians, a massed primary school choir and the LSMS show choir who, alongside members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, perform an epic oratorio reimagining the ancient Leicestershire folk legend, The Griffin of Griffydam. The music narrates the tale of a griffin, a fabulous creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion who terrorised the villagers of Griffydam...
We are proud to present Legend of the Sky for its world premiere at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, on Saturday 3 February 2018, 4pm to be followed by its national premiere at the Music for Youth Schools Prom in November 2018 at Royal Albert Hall, London.
Tickets are available from the De Montfort Hall Box Office online or by calling 0116 2333111