Saturday, April 7, 2012

BMW LSO Open Air Classics Series: London Symphony & Valery Gergiev to Perform Free Open-Air Concert in Trafalgar Square

12 May 2012, 6.30pm, Trafalgar Square

The London Symphony Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev will give a concert in Trafalgar Square at 6.30pm on Saturday 12 May, free and open to everyone. The concert is the first in the BMW LSO OPEN AIR CLASSICS series, a major new partnership between the LSO and BMW.

The programme will feature Stravinsky’s Fireworks, The Firebird suite and The Rite of Spring, as well as a performance of The Lite of Spring, an interpretation of Stravinsky’s work by Gareth Glyn for 100 young musicians from LSO Discovery, the Orchestra’s award-winning music education and community programme, who will play alongside LSO musicians on the stage. The concert begins at 6.30pm, is presented by LSO animateur Paul Rissmann and will feature large screens mounted on either side of the stage to allow the audience to witness the concert close up.

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