Women’s Conducting Masterclass with Marin Alsop
Take a lesson from conducting powerhouse Marin Alsop, as she coaches a group of women to become the conductors of tomorrow, with the help of the Philharmonia.
Whether you’re a conductor yourself, a lover of classical music, or just curious to see how a conductor drives an orchestra, this event is for you.
Go behind the scenes to look at the rehearsal process, as Alsop shares her musical expertise and her advice for overcoming the challenges she has faced as a pioneering woman conductor.
You’re welcome to bring your own scores to follow and to take notes. This is also an excellent opportunity for young musicians and school groups with a love of music.
- Philharmonia Orchestra
- Marin Alsop masterclass director
- Justyna Kwarcinska guest conductor
- Joy Lisney guest conductor
- Chloé Dufresne guest conductor
- Joséphine Korda guest conductor
- Kay Salomon guest conductor
- Brahms: Symphony No.1
- Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Need to know
For ages 10+
There is no interval during this event.
Dates & times
- Standard entryFree, but ticketed
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Queen Elizabeth Hall
Our address is: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. The nearest tube and train stations within 5-7 minutes walk are Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (District & Circle lines). There are also lots of bus routes with stops 2-5 minutes from our venues. For more information on getting here by road, rail or river.
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An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.
A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.
The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the Queen Elizabeth Hall, so please leave large bags at home.
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For step-free access to Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.
For access to Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating row A and all wheelchair spaces please enter via the Artist Entrance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road (Level 1).
For lift access to Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden please use the Roof Garden Lift in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road (Level 1).
Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.