The project unites the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and Barbican and Southbank Centres
As part of the Berlin Philharmonic’s week-long London residency in February 2015, the Barbican and Southbank Centres are joining forces with the London Symphony Orchestra to launch a new mixed-ability Young Orchestra for London.
The ensemble will comprise students aged between 11 and 21, of Grade 3 standard and above, who will give two performances conducted by Berlin Philharmonic principal conductor Sir Simon Rattle (pictured) – on the Barbican Concert Hall Stage on 12 February, and the Southbank Centre’s Clore Ballroom on 15 February.
Applications to join the orchestra are now open and will close at noon on Friday 5 December. All applicants will be required to attend a selection workshop in December after which 100 young people from across the 33 boroughs in London will be chosen to take part.
The Young Orchestra for London will meet for a series of repertoire rehearsals and workshops in January 2015, supported by members of the London Symphony, London Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.
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Photo: Monika Rittershaus