Friday 28 – Sunday 30 June 2013
Nucleo sees Southbank Centre transform into a community of music-making for all. Inspired by the Nucleos of El Sistema in Venezuela, the site becomes a host to rehearsals, coaching, workshops, discussion and performances from young musicians of all ages across one weekend as part of Festival of Neighbourhood.
Ticketed performances include OAE Tots: going on a journey and Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Singers join community choirs and young musicians from across London perform Tippett’s powerful A Child of Our Time, and excerpts from Holst’s The Planets.
Across a packed weekend, free highlights include performances from In Harmony UK, Tomorrow’s Warriors, Morley College Big Band, London Music Masters and National Youth Orchestra. There are family gamelan and ukulele workshops plus Music for Little Ears and Voices workshops for children aged 0 – 4. Bring your instrument and rehearse and perform with the Neighbourhood Orchestra with Charles Hazlewood or Have a Go with the LPO. There is also a Big Sing - Spirituals workshop with Ken Burton and much more. Come and play, sing and listen with us.
This year, Nucleo hosts a mentoring programme for all participants. Mentors aged between 13 and 25 years, at various stages of their musical lives, join groups of young musicians across the weekend to share their expertise and learn new skills in the process.
Listening Posts, Level 2 Green Side, Royal Festival Hall
Listen to young ensembles and performing groups on specially designed listening posts placed in our Listening Lounge.
Children’s Music Cafe, Level 2 Riverside Terrace Cafe, Royal Festival Hall
Visit the Cafe on Level 2 to find a special children’s area where the very youngest musicians can play, interact and sing along with the instruments provided.