Mixed Ability Concerts

Through the LSO On Track programme, the LSO aims to provide opportunities throughout each season to celebrate and inspire young instrumentalists in East London.

Celebrate & Inspire

Young musicians of all levels play alongside music college students and LSO musicians in specially arranged and commissioned works for all abilities. As part of the project, young musicians receive coaching from LSO musicians on their instrument, and to develop their creativity and confidence in music making. Projects are designed to inspire young musicians and give them the rare experience of performing alongside professional musicians in world-class venues.

All Celebrate & Inspire performances are recruited for through our Music Service partners.

Recent projects have included:

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Fanfare – Her Majesty's Welcome (wind & brass project)
January 2014, Barbican

Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé
May 2014, BMW LSO Open Air Classics at Trafalgar Square

Shostakovich Jazz Suites
May 2015, BMW LSO Open Air Classics at Trafalgar Square

Take a Bow (instrument learners alongside LSO strings)
June 2015, LSO St Luke’s

All Together Now! 
November 2015, LSO St Luke's

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake
May 2016, BMW LSO Open Air Classics at Trafalgar Square

Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances
May 2017, BMW LSO Open Air Classics at Trafalgar Square

Stravinsky Rite of Spring and Elgar Enigma Variations
September 2017, This is Rattle Celebrations at Barbican 

Whitley Sky Dances
July 2018, BMW Classics at Trafalgar Square

El-Turk Tuqus
June 2019, BMW Classics at Trafalgar Square

LSO On Track Mixed Ability is generously supported by the Irving Memorial Trust and Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation.


Young cellist at Take a Bow