LSO Friends in 2013/14
Each season, LSO Friends support an LSO concert at the Barbican, a range of LSO Discovery projects and also endow the chair of a Principal LSO musician. We also hold regular exclusive events for LSO Friends where you can meet the players and gain an insight into the workings of the Orchestra.
For the 2013/14 season, LSO Friends have been supporting the following range of projects:
The LSO Friends supported the concert on 13 November 2013 with Valery Gergiev conducting one of a series of thirteen concerts dedicated to the work of Hector Berlioz. Friends enjoyed a pre-concert drinks reception with LSO players in attendance too.
LSO Discovery projects
This season the LSO Friends have been supporting LSO Create, a music club for adults with learning difficulties, and the LSO Digital Technology Group, an opportunity for teenagers to work with the latest audio software and recording equipment.
The LSO Friends Chair Endow for 2013/14 is Principal Tromobone, Dudley Bright. Dudley took his position at the LSO in 2000 after spells at the Philharmonia and the Halle. He now also holds a position at the RAM as professor of trombone. Dudley has also composed a number of pieces for the Salvation Army Brass Band.
LSO Friends 2013/14 Events
Take a look at our recent events for a flavour of what we offer LSO Friends, as well as what's still to come!
27 November 2013 - Tour Of National Archives
At the end of November a group of Friends were allowed a fascinating insight into the work that goes on at the National Archive in Kew, preserving books and manuscripts centuries old and making them accessible to the public. Work that is being done on the LSO's very own archive.
10 June 2013 - LSO Friends Chair Endow Recital
This season's Chair Endow was Principal Bass Clarinet, Lorenzo Iosco. Lorenzo performed a delightful programme, which included pieces by Verdi and a UK Premiere of a piece written for Bass Clarinet by Eduardo Morales-Caso, with exceptional virtuosity.
Stay tuned for information on 2014 events!
9 Feb Beethoven & Rachmaninov (Van Zwenden/Wang)
13 Feb Debussy, Prokofiev & Ravel (Gaffigan/Wang)
8 Feb Beethoven & Rachmaninov (Van Zwenden/Wang)
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