In Harmony Lambeth strengthens ties with Southbank Centre
2 July 2013
The Southbank Centre has become a major partner with In Harmony Lambeth. Staff from Lambeth Council have joined Southbank Centre host elements of the initiative on site. The London branch of Sistema England, launched in 2009, is one of six national programmes and is jointly funded by Department for Education, Arts Council England and Southbank Centre.
Inspired by El Sistema, In Harmony aims to ‘achieve musical excellence in an immersive environment to benefit the lives of children and the local community. This commitment to In Harmony Lambeth further strengthens Southbank Centre’s relationship with El Sistema.’
Southbank Centre will continue to host ensembles from Venezuela, including the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra, Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venezuela and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, as well as In Harmony groups across the country and projects from around the world.
The partnership will be enhanced in future years through Southbank Centre’s transformation of the Festival Wing. The new Glass Pavilion at the heart of the new Festival Wing will be built, partly to meet Southbank Centre’s future ambitions for the In Harmony programme The Glass Pavilion will provide much-needed additional space for future nucleo workshops, more access for children and young people to open rehearsals by professional orchestras and work with some of the best musicians from around the world, as well as more opportunities for thousands of young people to experience and perform classical music at Southbank Centre.
On the weekend of 28–30 June, the Southbank Centre turned into a 'nucleo', a Venezuelan-inspired music centre, with music-making opportunities for children, young people and adults from around the country.