Formed in 2010, LCM Sinfonia invites orchestral musicians to join them to rehearse and perform great symphonic repertoire.
Recent performances have included Rachmaninov 2nd Symphony, Beethoven 7th Symphony and Shostakovich 5th Symphony.
In 2011-12 rehearsals will be clustered in the build up to performance dates in November and May.
This year the Sinfonia will be conducted by Guest Conductor Leon Gee.
Certificates not required but players need to be at Grade 7/8 and above standard.
All membership is free.
Register your interest by completing our online form
For more information, please contact LCMJoinIn@uwl.ac.uk
Classical Compositions ring out at the University's London College of Music
30 November 2011 at St Barnabas Church, Ealing
Sibelius – Finlandia
Nielsen – Aladdin Suite
Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 in E Minor 'From the New World', Op. 95
The London College of Music, Community Sinfonia concert at St Barnabas church on 30 November was a fabulous evening that was musically superb.
The conductor, Leon Gee skilfully brought the best out of both the pieces and performers with a beautifully balanced programme of Nielsen - Aladdin Suite, Sibelius -Finlandia Op 26 and Dvorak - Symphony No 9, 'From the New World'.
The Sinfonia's membership consists of students from LCM and across University of West London, as well as community members of Ealing. A quote from one of the latter 'Just wanted to say thank you so much for letting me join the LCM orchestra, I had so much fun last night and the orchestra sounded so amazing! - the best decision (musically!) I've ever made!'
This concert was part of the LCM Live diary of events that showcases the talents within LCM. We look forward to seeing you all at Future LCM Live events
Rachmaninov's 2nd Symphony in E minor
The fairly newly-formed LCM Sinfonia took to the stage for a second time on 8
December 2010. It rose magnificently to the formidable
challenge posed by Rachmaninov's much-loved 2nd Symphony in E minor.
Given that the Sinfonia's growing line-up currently stands at roughly
half the strength of the London Symphony Orchestra, there may have been
some who doubted that Rachmaninov's famously opulent textures could
emerge in their full glory; but, in the event, critics were confounded.
The gifted professional conductor Leon Gee proved himself infallibly
alive to every nuance in a score, which has on occasion been criticised,
as 'over-crafted' and extravagant with detail.
The famous slow
movement's clarinet solo was floated with ideal inwardness and delicacy,
while the woodwind and brass departments not only excelled themselves
separately but also achieved a truly professional blend and unanimity at
many key points in the work.
Both Leon Gee and the orchestra received a thunderous and
richly-deserved ovation from an appreciative audience, which had sat
fully absorbed in this remarkable music for some 50 minutes.
The London College of Music (LCM) Sinfonia, formed in 2010, gave its stunning
inaugural performance in May 2010, featuring a performance of Beethoven 7th
Symphony under the inspired direction of Head of
Keyboard Studies, Andrew Zolinsky.
The Sinfonia continue in this vein, rehearsing and performing great classical repertoire