Cheryl Frances-Hoad
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05 May 2021


7:30 pm

Shining Planets, Rising Stars (Postponed)

Presented by Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Music Junction Showcase

Holst The Planets

Cheryl Frances-Hoad
New Commission
(world premiere)

Christopher Warren-Green
Music Junction participants

A chance to relish the chamber orchestra arrangement of an evergreen concert  favourite, Gustav Holst’s suite The Planets, alongside a brand-new work that LCO has commissioned from Cheryl Frances-Hoad, one of Britain’s brightest compositional rising stars. “There’s something engagingly freewheeling about Frances-Hoad’s works, the feeling that she is quite unselfconscious about the music she writes and oblivious to how others might categorise it” (The Guardian). Tonight the spotlight is also upon the young players of LCO’s Music Junction, who are participating in the performance. Aged 7-18, the young musicians in this ongoing programme come from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds. It is a project that is open to all – from those who already play to those who have never touched a musical instrument before. LCO’s musicians share their expertise and support the participants through a series of musical activities including flash-mobs, creative workshops, focused instrumental learning sessions, and performances. Come and cheer them on.

Lunchtime Concert

Side-by-side performance
Music Junction mentors &
Music Junction team