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Open performance: Women's Conducting Masterclass

Watch and support rising-star women conductors as they learn under Marin Alsop and perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Southbank Centre Associate Artist and conducting superstar Marin Alsop leads a half day masterclass for aspiring women conductors.

This event is free and open to the public for anyone to watch and audit the course as an audience member. Women in classical music are especially encouraged to attend.

As this is a learning opportunity for the participating conductors and appropriate acoustics are key, we ask that the audience be respectful of the musicians and observe the masterclass quietly.

There will be set times at which questions can be asked, and we encourage the audience to stay for the Friday Lunch concert in which the conductors participating in the masterclass perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra for all in attendance.

Masterclass Schedule for Participating Conductors
(Subject to change - please check upon arrival)

9am: Doors open

9.30am – 12.30pm: Free, ticketed audit of conducting workshop with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Marin Alsop

12.30pm – 1pm: Audience Q&A with Marin Alsop and women conductors

1pm – 2pm: Friday Lunch Concert with BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by participant conductors

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2


Free, but ticketed

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This is a free event but a ticket is required. You can book a ticket online, on the phone, or in person at the Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office. No transaction fees apply.