LSO Friends in 2013/14
Each season, LSO Friends support an LSO concert at the Barbican, a range of LSO Discovery projects and also endow the chair of a Principal LSO musician. We also hold regular exclusive events for LSO Friends where you can meet the players and gain an insight into the workings of the Orchestra.
For the 2013/14 season, LSO Friends have been supporting the following range of projects:
The LSO Friends supported the concert on 13 November 2013 with Valery Gergiev conducting one of a series of thirteen concerts dedicated to the work of Hector Berlioz. Friends enjoyed a pre-concert drinks reception with LSO players in attendance too.
LSO Discovery projects
This season the LSO Friends have been supporting LSO Create, a music club for adults with learning difficulties, and the LSO Digital Technology Group, an opportunity for teenagers to work with the latest audio software and recording equipment.
The LSO Friends Chair Endow for 2013/14 is Principal Trombone, Dudley Bright. Dudley took his position at the LSO in 2000 after spells at the Philharmonia and the Halle. He now also holds a position at the RAM as professor of trombone. Dudley has also composed a number of pieces for the Salvation Army Brass Band.
LSO Friends Events
Take a look at our recent events for a flavour of what we offer LSO Friends, as well as what's still to come!
28 May 2014 - LSO Friends Chair Endow Recital
This season's Chair Endow, Principal Trombone Dudley Bright, gave an exclusive recital for LSO Friends on Wednesday 28 May. Dudley gave us a wonderful insight into his work as a trombonist. On listening to his lip-busting programme, we were taken to the extremes of the instrument's capabilities. Dudley was ably accompanied by John Alley on the piano.
30 April 2014 - Tour of Old Vic
Who are some of The Old Vic's most famous patrons? What happened to the fourth level of the theatre? Are there any ghosts lurking backstage? Acting legends from Laurence Olivier to Judi Dench to Ian McKellen have all trodden the boards at The Old Vic, and this was an exclusive opportunity for Friends to follow in their footsteps and hear about The Old Vic's fascinating past in this tour.
16 July 2014 - Tour of Southwark Cathedral and Bankside walk
In July we took the opportunity to explore the oldest cathedral church building in London and to find out more about the names connected with this building. This fascinating tour of the Cathedral was followed by an historic Bankside Walk, which, among other things, investigated London's Tudor theatre tradition.
LSO Friends events for the 2014/15 season will be confirmed soon.
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