LSO Discovery’s day-long workshops at LSO St Luke’s aim to encourage primary school teachers and other staff teaching music to use a creative and hands-on approach to western classical music. Led by LSO Animateur Rachel Leach and LSO musicians, the days are designed for those with some existing musical experience, taking different approaches to class composition, using western classical music as a stimulus.
Each Creative Day will leave you with ideas you can immediately try out in class, after which you will attend a follow-up session to share your experiences with fellow teachers and discuss solutions to problems with Rachel Leach before attending an LSO evening concert, all of which is included in the cost of the Creative Day. Each Creative Day uses the music you will hear at the attached LSO evening concert as the stimulus for the workshop activities.
The different Creative Days available to book can be found below.
All Creative Days take place on Mondays, 10am–3pm at LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, London EC1V 9NG
All Follow-Up sessions take place on weekday evenings, 6.30–7.15pm, followed by an LSO concert at 7.30pm at the Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Cost to school: £75 + VAT per Creative Day per teacher
To book a place, please call Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891
You will not be charged at the time of booking – the LSO will invoice your school directly, following your booking.
N.B. You will be asked for the following details when booking:
- Name and Position in school
- School Name, Address & Borough
- Email address (please make sure this is an email address you have personal access to rather than a generic school email address)
Creative Days available to book in 2016/17
Listen and Compose – Monday 27 February 2017, LSO St Luke’s
Follow-up Session and LSO evening concert*: Thursday 23 March, Barbican Centre
(*Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes, Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1, Ravel Daphnis and Chloe)
Explore strategies for listening to and appraising classical music with your class, taking these skills into creating your own class compositions, and using non-traditional notation (written music) to develop and remember class compositions.
Composing in the Classroom – Monday 22 May 2017, LSO St Luke’s
Follow-up Session and LSO evening concert*: Thursday 8 June, Barbican Centre
(*Brahms Piano Concerto No 2, Nielsen Symphony No 5)
See description on Monday 28 November 2016 event above.
Access Classical – Monday 26 June 2017, LSO St Luke’s
Follow-up Session and LSO evening concert*: Tuesday 11 July, Barbican Centre
(*Wagner Tristan and Isolde, Bartok Piano Concerto No 2, Haydn The Imaginary Symphony)
Travel through 300 years of music history and 4 western classical musical periods using composition to discover the main features of music from each period. From Baroque dance suites to the breakdown of rules in 20th century music, this session will cover the following:
• Baroque: Dance Suites – binary form
• Classical: Symmetrical structures – Rondo & Sonata form
• Romantic: The Programmatic Symphony
• 20th Century: breakdown of the rules, Serialism
To book a place on any Creative Day, please call Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891.