LSO On Track at the Olympics

LSO On Track at the Olympics

LSO On Track at the Olympics

LSO On Track at the Olympics

LSO On Track at the Olympics

LSO On Track at the Olympics

LSO On Track: Olympics Opening Ceremony

On Friday 27 July 2012, the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor François-Xavier Roth were proud to play at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games with 80 young LSO On Track musicians from East London aged 7–17, in an arrangement of Elgar’s Nimrod by Gareth Glyn, followed by And I Will Kiss, a new piece by Rick Smith, Music Director of the Opening Ceremony.

The young people who performed are part of LSO on Track, a programme in East London which provides musical opportunities to young people regardless of background, in partnership with music services. Many of the participants joined the scheme four years ago as complete beginners. They have been coached by LSO players to develop and improve their skills and focus. The LSO also provides outstanding performance opportunities for them alongside LSO musicians.

'Working with LSO members, real, live professional musicians, was unbelievable. We would rehearse for hours and hours. They were so supportive and really helped me develop my skills as a musician. When we finished, the air was buzzing. It was very a very special moment I will never forget. I just felt really proud to be part of such a big event in people’s lives.'
Bethany Grogan, 15, LSO On Track participant


'Making music together helps young people develop their sense of commitment, co-operation, dedication and application.'
Belinda McFarlane, LSO violinist

> Photos from the day
> More photos of the LSO at the Olympics (Facebook)
> Official LSO press release 

Congratulations to everyone involved in this special evening:

LSO ON TRACK
Eren Ali
Hannah Allen
Syed Al-Nahiyan Ishtar
Bevlyn Anyaoku-Clough
Adria Aranda-Balibrea
Katharina Beck
Rosa Bishenden Moon
Alexander Bishenden Moon
Nicole Boran
Sylvie Bornat
Jessica Bosworth
Charles Campbell-Peek
Albert Carter-Phillips
Severino Chuquivala-José
Ernests Cirulis
Jumar Cristobal
Melisande Croft
Yaxin Ding
Alexander Dmochowski
Lilinaz Evans
Charlotte Eves
Matteo Fernandes
Aaron Gauntlett
Raphael Geldsetzer
Robert Grogan
Bethany Grogan
Madeline Hammond
Tayfun Hassan Onder
Ethan Huang
Eleanor Ivens
Aissatu Jalloh
Eleanor Jenkins
Luke Johnson
Hebe Johnson
Dylan Jones
Christopher Karwacinski
Molly Kavanagh
Finnbar Keating
Triveni Lall
James Larter
Sami Latif Inova Lee
Joseph Linton
Illia Lisak
Sofia Lisak
Ellis Lusted
Ashby Mayes
Thomas McLucas
William Morley
Menelik Mulugeta Claffey
Benjamin Norris
Jacob O’Ceallaigh
Chinedu Ofoegbu
Rofiat Ogundapo
Joyce Ogunfeyimi
Ines-Amael Olenga Disashi
Sofia Oloyede
Joey O’Neill
Afua Osei-Asibey
Joseph Owen
Stephen Payne
Wesley Quadros
Ezra Rimell
Alexander Sarriegui
Peter Scott
Lily Seddon-Cox
Justas Stanislovas
Paula Suciu
Daniel Swani
Nhyim Tandooran-Sentain
Elias Tomarkin
Jayro Viapree
Aaron Vijayakumaran
Aileen Walsh
Nancy Wang
Matthew Ward
Lucy Whyte
Chi-Chung Wong
Hollie Wynne
Pei Ye
James Zhang-Ly 


LSO ARTISTS
François Xavier-Roth conductor
Joost Bosdijk
Gareth Davies
Matthew Gardner
Matthew Gibson
Tom Goodman
Anna Green
Patrick Harrild
Hilary Jones
Jonathan Lipton
Belinda McFarlane
Paul Milner
Iwona Muszynska
Sarah Quinn
Chris Richards
Gerry Ruddock
Joseph Sanders
Louise Shackelton
Amanda Truelove
Heather Wallington



 
 
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