I've just finished developing a new concert format for the LSO - for actor and Symphony Orchestra - it's called 'Dangerous Times' and features Shostakovich's 5th Symphony.
Last year I met with the learning team and a couple of the LSO players to talk about what we could do for Key Stage 3 in the Spring of 2015. The players suggested we focus on one work - Shostakovich's 5th Symphony.
From there I suggested that I write a narrative for the concert told from Shostakovich's point of view - through the mouth of an actor, in role.
Well, I'm pleased to say I've just send of the marked-up score. It's been a lot of hard work but I'm really excited. I've written the script, marked up the score for camera positions and now have to produce the digital assets for the show - for projecting. I'm also working on the teachers' pack which will go here - online - in the next couple of days.
I can't wait to see the results on stage at the Barbican on the 9th of March.