LSO Discovery Anniversary Concert

LSO Discovery, the London Symphony Orchestra’s pioneering music education and community programme, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert in the Barbican Hall and a Foyer Festival of music, on Monday 28 June, and a special memory blog inviting people to submit their favourite memories of the project.

A variety of performances will take place on the Barbican stage from 7.30pm on Monday 28 June showcasing the breadth and diversity of LSO Discovery.

Groups performing alongside the London Symphony Orchestra include LSO String Experience participants, the LSO St Luke’s Community Choir, LSO On Track Next Generation Scheme members, the LSO St Luke’s Youth Choir and the Community Gamelan Group. Repertoire includes music from Oliver, Orff Carmina Burana and Stravinsky The Firebird as well as Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto performed by Philip Cobb, LSO Principal Trumpet, and recent graduate of the LSO Young Talent programme.

Before the main evening concert, from 5.30pm, there will be a Foyer Festival in the Foyer areas of the Barbican involving LSO Discovery groups, including the LSO St Luke’s Digital Technology Group, young performers from the LSO Instrumental Learning Programme and ensembles from across East London as part of LSO On Track.

LSO Discovery 20th Anniversary Memory Blog

In the run up to the concert on 28 June, LSO Discovery has created a memory blog, where anyone can submit memories about their involvement in LSO Discovery projects and the impact that taking part has had on their lives.

The blog will include a mixture of comments and memories by past participants, LSO players and animateurs, revealing the varied experiences people have had with Discovery.

The blog goes some way to show the impact that LSO Discovery has had over the past 20 years, and celebrates the continued effects it has on the lives of thousands of people.

If you have a memory you'd like to share - or you like to read more, you can read the LSO Discovery Memory Blog here.


LSO Discovery 20th Anniversary Concert Programme

London Symphony Orchestra and LSO Discovery groups

Rachel Leach presenter

Michał Dworzyńsky conductor

Howard Moody conductor (for The Devil’s Variations only)


ORFF 'O fortuna' from Carmina burana (with Community Choir)

Discovery film (footage of Discovery projects)

Kecak (with Community Gamelan Group)


HUMMEL Trumpet Concerto in Eb (movement 3)

BART Arr REYNOLDS Oliver Medley (with Youth Choir)


Discovery film (footage of Discovery projects)


MOODY The Devil's Variations (with LSO On Track Next Generation)

STRAVINSKY Firebird (1919) No 5 Kashchei's Dance

RACHEL LEACH Let's Make a Band!



Tickets: £7 adults, £4 under-16s
Secure online booking at (£1.50 booking fee)

Call the box office on 020 7638 8891 open Mon-Sat 9am – 8pm, Sun 11am-8pm (£2.50 booking fee). In person at the Advance Box Office in the Barbican centre (Mon-Sat 9am – 9pm; Sun 12pm – 9pm)