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The London Symphony Orchestra is going to hold a free concert in Trafalgar Square this May.

From their website:

BMW and the London Symphony Orchestra announce a new long-term partnership, BMW LSO OPEN AIR CLASSICS, which will bring outstanding music performed in the open air – free for everyone in an informal atmosphere.

The first in a groundbreaking series of annual concerts will be conducted in Trafalgar Square by Principal Conductor of the LSO, Valery Gergiev, on Saturday 12 May at 6.30 pm. Large screens will be mounted on either side of the stage to allow the audience to witness the concert close up.

The programme will feature works by Igor Stravinsky including the highly popular Firebird Suite and The Rite of Spring. 100 young musicians from LSO Discovery, the Orchestra’s award-winning music education and community programme, will play alongside the LSO players and perform The Lite of Spring, an interpretation of Stravinsky’s work by Gareth Glyn. LSO animateur Paul Rissmann will present the concert and guide the audience through the repertoire.

Concert details:

Saturday 12 May 2012 6.30pm
Trafalgar Square

A free concert with the London Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev in the heart of London.

Be part of it!
FREE ENTRY. No ticket required, just turn up!

London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev conductor
and featuring 150 children from LSO Discovery

Gareth Glyn (after Stravinsky): The Lite of Spring
Stravinsky: Fireworks; The Firebird (suite), The Rite of Spring

Arrive early to avoid disappointment
No glass or furniture allowed

Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

If you’re going to be in London on May 12th – definitely add this to your plans!

Author: jonathan

Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.