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London Symphony Orchestra Concert at the Barbican

Our Music department recently visited the Barbican Centre with a group of Key Stage 3 students to listen to the London Symphony Orchestra.  Below is an account from two Year 8 students who were in attendance.

"On Thursday 18th May, a selection of students were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to listen to the London Symphony Orchestra perform at the Barbican Centre, one of London’s greatest concert halls. Accompanied by our music teachers Mr Levy and Mr Verma, we travelled in anticipation via the underground (sheltered from the pouring rain) to Moorgate station.

From there, we were only to walk through a couple of London’s busy streets in the heart of the City, past the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, to enter the Barbican Centre. In the entrance hall, that was modern and displayed details for all of the performances to be held there, we were privileged to meet Mr Colin Paris, sub- principal Double Bassist of the London Symphony Orchestra. We asked questions about the life of a musician which was highly inspiring. After a photograph, we enjoyed exploring the grand building before proceeding to listen to the orchestra  play works by Vaughan Williams, Brahms and Holst’s ‘Planets Suite’ in the concert hall.

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and feeling of a professional concert. It was amazing and we hope to go there again in the future."

- Trixie Smith and Daisy Williams 8ERI