Barbican Concerts

Rites of Passage

Suitable for all ages over 5

Thu 13 Jun 2013 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London


Alexandre Bloch

Alexandre Bloch

Community Choir

Community Choir

VERDI Overture: The Force of Destiny
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 3, mvt 4
HOWARD MOODY Napoleon Unbuttoned
VERDI Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
VERDI Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 9 ('Choral'), mvt 4
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite 

Alexandre Bloch conductor
Howard Moody Next Generation musical director
Rachel Leach presenter
LSO Community Choir
LSO On Track Next Generation
London Symphony Orchestra

On 13 June, the London Symphony Orchestra presents an evening with a difference. Forget what you think you know about classical concerts: Rites of Passage gets to the core of what makes witnessing an orchestra so heart-stoppingly exciting.

If you’re new to the symphonic soundworld, or just looking to shake up the traditional take on concert going, this evening at the Barbican, featuring extracts from Verdi operas, Beethoven symphonies and Stravinsky’s The Firebird, and presented by the award-winning Rachel Leach, will deliver in spades.

The LSO is joined by young East London musicians from the LSO On Track Next Generation scheme, who will present their own spin on Beethoven, as well as the dynamic, 100-strong LSO Community Choir.

A truly intergenerational event, with young musicians and community groups performing alongside world class professionals, this musical spectacle will enthral all ages. Rites of Passage celebrates everyone’s musical journey, whether they’re just embarking or have scaled to the highest heights, and reminds us that experiencing incredible live music can be a transformative rite of passage for us all.

Visit for a wall of soundclips, videos, fun facts, behind-the-scenes stories and more.

Tickets: £10 £15 £19.50 (£5 under-16s)

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