The London Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 2011 by Ben Glassberg with the aim of providing an informal, but high quality orchestral playing opportunity. We rehearse in an intense burst of three rehearsals before each concert, enabling us to keep the music fresh, whilst also allowing our players to maintain their other musical commitments.
Recent repertoire includes Holst The Planets, Copland Appalachian Spring and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.
Future plans include Gershwin An American in Paris, Britten's Violin Concerto and new works by Thomas Hewitt-Jones and Raphael Hogarth.
This year we are embarking on our first operatic project, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, as part of the Bedford Park Festival. We'll also be premiering Alan Hawkshaw's Pop Opera, Berlin, in September. Watch this space for details of similar such productions!
For information on joining the orchestra, please see the contact page.