London Symphony Orchestra Young Performers team up with Nitin Sawhney and perform James MacMillan

30 October 2009, 7.30pm, Barbican Hall

A special concert bringing together young performers with composer/producer Nitin Sawhney, composer James MacMillan and soloists from the London Symphony Orchestra takes place in the Barbican Hall on 30 October. The concert begins with LSO St Luke’s Fusion Orchestra giving the world premiere of a new work which participants wrote during workshops with Sawhney, one of today’s most influential and versatile creative talents.

In the second half Kristjan Järvi, one of the world’s most exciting conductors, teams up with young LSO On Track musicians from East London and members of the London Symphony Orchestra, to perform James MacMillan’s Into the Ferment. The work is based on Robert Burns’ poem "Willie brewed a peck o’ maut", about three friends who get together for a session of whisky tasting and is written specially for youth orchestra and professional ensemble.

The LSO On Track Youth Orchestra has been formed especially for this concert. All the young players are drawn from LSO’s ten partner boroughs across East London and have been selected by their Music Service to play in this special event. MacMillan has worked closely with the young musicians and will continue do so, attending rehearsals before the 30 October performance.

Now in its fourth year, the LSO St Luke’s Fusion Orchestra is built around a wide range of instruments and musical styles. It fuses the spontaneity and improvisational nature of a jazz group or rock band with the scale and breadth of a symphony orchestra.

30 October 2009, 7.30pm, Barbican Hall
MACMILLAN Into the Ferment**

Paul Griffiths conductor*
Nitin Sawhney musical director*
Kristjan Järvi conductor **

LSO St Luke's Fusion Orchestra
LSO On Track Youth Orchestra
Members of the LSO

Tickets: £4 - £7
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Box office: 020 7638 8891 open Mon-Sat 9am – 8pm, Sun 11am-8pm (£2.50 booking fee)
In person at the Advance Box Office in the Barbican centre (Mon-Sat 9am – 9pm; Sun 12pm – 9pm)


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