LMP are delighted to be joining the talented young musicians of Ealing Youth Orchestra for this Symphonic extravaganza as part of the Ealing Music and Film Festival!
DVORAK Cello Concerto in B minor
STRAUSS An Alpine Symphony
Leon Gee Conductor
Akito Goto Cello
Ealing Youth Orchestra
with students of RCM and members of LMP
Ealing Youth Orchestra is an independent youth orchestra which was founded in 1959 by music teacher John Railton MBE and has continued to flourish under the leadership of professional music directors, with generations of teenagers having passed through its ranks, many of them going on to musical careers themselves. The orchestra has 90 members aged 13-19 who attend over 30 different local schools around west London.
In recent years the orchestra has been honoured to play with soloists of the calibre of Tasmin Little and former BBC Young Musician winner Martin James Bartlett. As part of the Festival’s outreach programme, EYO players have also enjoyed mentoring by world-famous professional musicians, with whose members they have appeared in side-by-side performances of works including Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast and Mahler’s Symphony no 1.
EYO gives five concerts a year in West London venues plus another three on the annual European summer tour, as well as running an active outreach programme to local schools. EYO is a self-funded charity which offers bursary support to enable talented young musicians to participate regardless of family income.
Vacancies in the orchestra arise each September as around 25% of their membership moves on to higher education. Auditions are held in June/July and September and they welcome applications from players aged 13-18 of approximately Grade 6 standard or above.
The Festival Trust are delighted that EYO will be mentored and supported by members of the London Mozart Players, in conjunction with their Voyager Outreach Programme. Founded in 1949 by Harry Blech, the London Mozart Players is the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra. Known for its unmistakable British roots, the orchestra has developed an outstanding reputation for adventurous, ambitious programming from Baroque through to genre-crossing contemporary music. LMP has enjoyed a long history of association with many of the world’s finest artists including Sir James Galway, Dame Felicity Lott, Jane Glover, Howard Shelley, Nicola Benedetti, John Suchet and Simon Callow. In addition, students of the Royal College of Music are supporting the EYO brass section.