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LSO Creative Day

April 25, 2016

LSO Discovery’s day-long workshops at LSO St Luke’s aim to encourage primary school teachers and other staff teaching music to use a creative and hands-on approach to western classical music.

Led by LSO animateur Rachel Leach and LSO musicians, the days are designed specifically for those who are musically confident or have existing musical experience, taking different approaches to class composition, using western classical music as a stimulus. Each Creative Day will leave you with ideas you can immediately try out in class, after which you will attend a follow-up session to share your experiences with fellow teachers and discuss solutions to problems with Rachel Leach before attending an LSO evening concert, all of which is included in the cost of the Creative Day.

Booking information

Information about the different Creative Days available to book can be found below.

All Creative Days take place on Mondays, 10am–3pm at LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, London EC1V 9NG

All Follow-Up sessions take place on Thursday evenings, 6.30–7.15pm, followed by an LSO concert at 7.30pm at the Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Cost to school: £75 + VAT per Creative Day per teacher
(Price includes attendance at the Creative Day, Feedback Session and LSO Concert, as well as refreshments at the Creative Day, but not lunch.)

To book a place, please call Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891. You will not be charged at the time of booking – the LSO will invoice your school directly, following your booking.

N.B. You will be asked for the following details when booking:

  • Name and Position in school
  • School Name, Address & Borough
  • Email address (please make sure this is an email address you have personal access to rather than a generic school email address)

Access Classical – Monday 25 April 2016, LSO St Luke’s
Follow-up Session and LSO evening concert: Thursday 12 May, Barbican Centre

Travel through 300 years of music history and 4 western classical musical periods using composition to discover the main features of music from each period. From Baroque dance suites to the breakdown of rules in 20th century music, this session will cover the following:

  • Baroque: Dance Suites – binary form
  • Classical: Symmetrical structures – Rondo & Sonata form
  • Romantic: The Programmatic Symphony
  • 20th Century: breakdown of the rules, Serialism

If you have any questions about any Creative Days or other Music CPD activities, please contact Beth Kershaw, LSO Discovery Projects Co-ordinator on bethan.kershaw@lso.co.uk or 020 7382 2505.


Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London, EC2Y 2DS
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