Curated by Simon’s first manager Martin Campbell-White, and former City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) Chief Executive Edward Smith, the exhibition will follow a timeline from 1955 to today, with photographs, awards, video footage, letters, programmes and other memorabilia, including unseen items from Simon’s family collections.
A series of Q&As between LSO players and well-known industry figures with whom Simon has enjoyed a close connection will run alongside the exhibition, with guests including Simon’s teacher and mentor John Carewe, double-bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku, and exhibition curators Martin Campbell-White and Edward Smith. Dates, times and locations will be published on the LSO website in due course.
Main photo credit: Sheila Rock
Exhibition / Barbican Music Library opening times
Thursday 14 September to Friday 22 December
Mondays & Wednesdays 9.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am to 7.30pm
Fridays 9.30am to 2pm
Saturdays 9.30am to 4pm (9.30am to 7.30pm 16 and 23 September only)
Closed on Sundays
Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS