'Hope for the Future': New music influenced and performed by young musicians

Throughout the pandemic, young musicians have seen so many of their out-of-school musical opportunities – which are vital to support their social contact, mental health and musical progression – disrupted or cancelled. LSO Discovery knew it was important to find new ways of working with young musicians of the LSO East London Academy, and to provide an exciting, rewarding and fun project for these young people against the backdrop of 2020 and its challenges …

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The Healing Power of Music: Bringing music back into hospitals

Simon Halsey conducts the London Symphony Orchestra

When the coronavirus pandemic started at the end of March 2020, LSO Discovery’s long-standing work in three Barts Health NHS Trust hospitals in East London, like so much of our other activity, ground to a halt.

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Baroque at the Edge podcast station

For 2021, Baroque at the Edge has created its very own podcast station, offering soundscapes, news, and glimpses behind the scenes, presented by BBC Radio 3’s Fiona Talkington.

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Danse Éternelle | Baroque music for lute and guitar with Sean Shibe

Classical guitar virtuoso Sean Shibe brings the energy to Baroque at the Edge 2021 with real dance tunes from the 1600s, played on the guitar’s ancestor, the lute, alongside 20th-century music by Ravel and Poulenc. 

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Truly, Madly, Moogly | Baroque music for synthesisers with Robin Bigwood

Bach goes electric at Baroque at the Edge 2021, with synth ensemble Art of Moog - a quartet of synth-players who explore the electronic sound-world for baroque music first introduced to the world by Wendy Carlos’s Switched on Bach albums in the 1960s, but to which they bring the twin enhancements of new technology and live performance.

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