. Interchanging Idioms: London Symphony Orchestra and BMW Announce Major New Partnership: BMW LSO Open Air Classics

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

London Symphony Orchestra and BMW Announce Major New Partnership: BMW LSO Open Air Classics

THE LSO AND VALERY GERGIEV GIVE A FREE CONCERT IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE ON 12 MAY

BMW and the London Symphony Orchestra announce today 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.

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