Do you remember the first time you saw an orchestra live? Read Pieter Schoeman’s Story

Every year the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s schools’ concerts allow over 16,000 young people to see the Orchestra live. Six out of ten children attending the concerts will be experiencing an Orchestra for the very first time. Across February our musicians will be sharing their first experiences of seeing a live orchestra. Here is our Leader Pieter Schoeman’s story ...

'I started playing the violin at age four in South Africa. When I was ten, I won a competition that enabled me to make my solo debut with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, playing a Vivaldi Concerto. The day I walked onto the big stage for the first rehearsal with this orchestra, was the first time I actually ever saw a group of musicians playing together as an orchestra! It was a thoroughly intimidating and overwhelming experience!

It’s so important that children have the chance to experience music early and that’s why we need your help to fill our concert hall. Tickets for the concerts cost £9. However, for some of the most disadvantaged schools in south London this amount remains a barrier to attending. Please give to Tickets Please! and allow a child to enjoy their first orchestral experience.'

- Pieter Schoeman, Leader

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