London Philharmonic Orchestra – Open Sound Ensemble

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We are delighted to let you know that applications for our next Open Sound Ensemble course on Wednesday 18 and Friday 20 August 2021 are now open, and we would love to welcome you along.


Open Sound Ensemble is an ensemble for young people of secondary school age with special educational needs and disabilities, based in South London. The August Open Sound Ensemble Course will take place Thomas Tallis School, 154 Kidbrooke Park Rd, London SE3 9PX (map). There is plenty of parking on site and the space we will be using (the school hall) is on ground level and fully accessible.


Working as an ensemble alongside specialist workshop leader John Webb and musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, we will rehearse and perform our own music. We will use a mixture of both traditional and accessible digital instruments to explore sounds, rhythms and melodies, and devise new music together. We will be interacting with each other as an ensemble, sometimes following cues from the LPO team and each other, and sometimes making our own creative decisions. Instruments will be provided, or you can bring your own.


Young people will have the option of being part of the morning or afternoon group. We will try and give you the times you select in your application form but we cannot promise this will be possible. All young people who attend must be accompanied by an adult throughout the sessions.


We will be following the LPO’s guidance on Covid-19, but we will keep you updated with this closer to the time.

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If you have any questions please get in touch with Hannah Tripp, LPO Education & Community Coordinator / 07887 501531.