Ben Glassberg has just been offered a place playing timpani in the Barbican Youth Orchestra. This is a new orchestra run by Jessica Brennan (formerly head of BBC Young Musician) at the Barbican. Their first concert will include a performance of Sibelius’s 5th symphony conducted by Sir Colin Davis in June.
Ben said “This is so exciting for me. Sir Colin Davies is one of the best conductors in the world and Sibelius’s 5th is a fantastic piece. I cannot wait until June…”