London’s premier youth orchestra, the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, show music and dance go hand-in-hand with their evening performance of ballet scores and a world premiere by Eleanor Alberga.
Following a recent collaboration with trumpeter Pacho Flores, the LSSO and its Artistic Director Peter Ash commissioned a new trumpet concerto from Jamaican-born composer Eleanor Alberga, which is premiered tonight. Initially it was conceived with a dance element with choreography by Colombian dancer Fernando Montaño, one of the stars of the Royal Ballet. Sadly the orchestra’s summer tour of Colombia had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
So they've framed it here with two classic ballet scores – Debussy’s evocation of the desires and dreams inspired by languid heat and Stravinsky’s evocation of a chilly St Petersburg fair: the dazzling ballet score Petrushka, which retells an old Russian folk tale about a puppet who comes to life with devastating consequences.
This performance will end at approximately 9.15pm, including a 20 minute interval.
Produced by the London Schools Symphony Orchestra
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.