Leicester-Shire Schools Symphony Orchestra to play at the Royal Albert Hall
Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:45
Following their success in the summer at the Music for Youth Competition in Birmingham where they won the Performance Practice award, the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO) have been invited to perform at the world famous concert hall on the 24th November as part of Music for Youth's prestigious Schools Prom Concert Series.
Described by Music for Youth as 'Breath-taking performances from a new generation of musical talent from across the UK', the Prom Concert Series runs across three days with three themes Metamorphosis, Freedom, and Words. The LSSO will play a selection of music from their winning performance music Stravinsky's the Firebird Suite and will end the concert playing Elgar's'Pomp and Circumstance' and a new commission by their resident composer Joe Broughton
Diane Rivaud, Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service Manager said: "this is a prestigious event for the LSSO and a fantastic recognition for the musicians that make up the orchestra to perform in this world famous venue. It promises to round off a very successful year for the LSSO and is an occasion for us all to feel incredibly proud of our talented young performers and celebrate the work of everyone concerned - teachers, conductors, sectional coaches and pastoral staff. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved."
Leicestershire Schools Music Service is the lead partner in the Leicester Education Music Hub – a dynamic partnership of the Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service, over 30 local and national musical organisations, as well as all schools and both Local Authorities.
Music for Youth is a national music education charity providing free access to performance and audience opportunities for young musicians across the UK through its annual season of festivals and concerts.