Pianist Yuja Wang

Pianist Yuja Wang

Workshops at a Family Concert

Workshops at a Family Concert

Principal LSO Bass Clarinet Lorenzo Iosco

Principal LSO Bass Clarinet Lorenzo Iosco

Forthcoming LSO family events

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Free Friday Lunchtimes: Spring 2015 series
Fri 30 Jan, 13 & 27 Feb, 13 Mar 2015 12.30–1.15pm, LSO St Luke's
Recommended for 4+
Award-winning presenter Rachel Leach, together with LSO and Guildhall School musicians, guides all ages through the wonderful world of classical music in these informal 45-minute performances which also include a Q&A session. This term's concerts focus on 'endangered species' instruments – less commonly played ones include the bassoon, trombone, double bass, viola and percussion. We'll meet LSO Principal Bassoon Dan Jemison, Principal Trombone Pete Moore (just 18 years old!) and others, in this special series which might just give you some ideas...

LSO Family Concert: Viva España!
Sun 8 Feb 2015 2.30pm, Barbican
For 7- to 12-year-olds
This February we’re throwing a fiesta to have fun with all things Spanish. Bring your castanets and hear classic tunes from Bizet’s Sevillian opera Carmen, de Falla’s El sombrero de tres picos and Rimsky-Korsakov’s glittering Cappricio Espagnol.
£5 under-18s, £10 adults

LSO at half-term: Sounds of Russia
Thu 19 Feb 2015 7.30pm, Barbican
Recommended for 12+
This half term, why not make the most of your lie-ins and join
your parents for a grown-up classical experience? This concert, conducted by the LSO’s Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev presents works from three Russian composers including Rachmaninov, best known for sweepingly romantic melodies.
£5 under-18s, £10-£38 adults

Musical Storytelling for Under-5s
Fri 20 Mar 2015 12.30pm, LSO St Luke's
Rachel Leach and LSO musicians re-tell a popular children's story through music, offering younger children the chance to dance and sing their way through live music in the beautiful Jerwood Hall.
£3 under-5s, £5 adults

LSO Family Concert: Dogs Don't Do Ballet
Sun 26 Apr 2015 2.30pm, Barbican
A family concert based on Anna Kemp’s hilarious 2010 book about puppy Biff and his preference for tutus over chew-toys. Plus, fun free pre-concert activities and a chance to bring your instrument and join in.
£5 under-18s, £10 adults

LSO Discovery Rites of Passage

Thu 25 Jun 2015 7.30pm, Barbican
Every year, the LSO shares the Barbican stage with individuals, old and young, who've taken part in education and community projects throughout the season the results are always spectacular and frequently bring a tear to the eye!
£5 under-18s, £10-22 adults


Stop! Police!
Sat 24 Jan 11am-12pm, Barbican Children's Library
Suitable for all ages
Come and spend an hour with City of London Police making fingerprint keyrings, having a go on a police cycle and checking out all the equipment they need for their job. 
Admission free

Harry Potter Book Night
Thu 5 Feb 5.30–7pm, Barbican Children's Library
Ages 8–13
One of many Harry Potter Nights across the UK. Come dressed as your favourite Harry Potter character and join us for Hogwarts themed fun, games and party food!
Free - but places must be booked in advance

London Children's Book Swap
Sat 14 Feb 10am–3pm, Barbican Children's Library
Suitable for all ages
Barbican Children’s Library is participating in the 4th annual London Children’s Book Swap. Children are encouraged to bring along copies of their well-loved books and swap them for new adventure stories, picture books and fantasy novels.
Admission free

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