About LSO On Track
Young musicians taking the stage
Great music is being made every day in East London. This is something LSO On Track wants to shout about by putting young East Londoners on a world-class stage with LSO artists to create inspirational performances.
LSO On Track is all about challenging and inspiring talented young musicians regardless of disability, ethnicity or social background.
The programme will work closely with musicians and their families to ensure they receive the support, mentoring and opportunities they need to fulfil their ambitions.
Inspirational music activities for 8- to 18-year-olds
This year the London Symphony Orchestra will welcome 15,000 young people to amazing concerts at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s. In addition, over 2,000 young East Londoners will get together with musicians from the LSO to showcase their incredible musical talent.
Since the launch of LSO On Track in 2008 students and teachers will have accessed LSO musician visits to schools, music technology workshops, schools concerts dedicated to East London schools, Fusion Orchestra Roadshows, opportunities to perform in world-class venues, and much much more. We are also offering teachers the chance to sign up for a range of one-off and ongoing professional development courses.
LSO On Track is an initiative for East London schools and music services bringing together the excitement of live performance with the adrenalin rush of making music with others. It has been devised in partnership with the Music Services of ten East London Boroughs, the Barbican and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
The LSO would like to thank its partners and funders:
Supported by Barbara Sanders, the Clore Duffield Foundation, the Hedley Foundation, Sir John Cass's Foundation, UBS, The Saddlers' Company, The Radcliffe Trust and Tesco Charity Trust.
Karen Brock, Head of Tower Hamlets Music Education Service:
'LSO On Track brings professionals from very different music services together to share resources and develop innovative work'
François-Xavier Roth, conductor:
'Both of the Take a Bow concerts I have conducted have been amazing experiences! Giving participants the chance to make music with the LSO players in the Barbican Hall is a very simple idea and yet it has never really been done before.'
> Read the full interview
Belinda McFarlane, LSO violinist:
'Making music together helps young people develop their sense of commitment, co-operation, dedication and application.'
> Read the full interview