Looking back at the 25-year journey, and London 2012
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) not only offers excellent music to audiences around the world, but positions “learning” at the core of its mission. Since launching its education program Discovery in 1990, the LSO has developed creative programs that allow participants of all ages to actively enjoy music, and has drawn in education programs based on its orchestra.
Japan’s culture and art sector is also getting ready for 2020, laying the groundwork for an environment in which people of all walks can develop an affinity for music and art, while reassessing the roles culture and art organizations play in society. Kathryn McDowell CBE, Managing Director of the LSO, will be visiting Japan for a performance. While she is here, we will be holding a forum to welcome her.
We will introduce the journey Discovery, which has taken over the years as it reaches its 25th anniversary this year, as well as programs such as LSO On Track, which started out in 2008 targeting local children in East London where main venues for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games were located, and led to a performance in the Olympics opening ceremony. We will also host a wide range of discussions on topics such as the role of upcoming education programs, collaborations with local communities, and preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, together with those involved in music halls and orchestra activities.
Kathryn McDowell CBE (Managing Director, London Symphony Orchestra)
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British Council Arts Team
Tuesday, September 29 2015, 14:30-16:30