The London Accordion Orchestra (previously the Morley Accordion Orchestra) came to life in 1999 with the aim of promoting and performing compositions for accordion orchestra, as well as to develop players of the instrument.
The main orchestra focuses on playing original repertoire and commissions composers to write new works specifically for the London Accordion Orchestra.
The orchestra released their new album "Flight" with original compositions for accordion orchestra on Sotones Records in March 2017. The album was recorded at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios and is available from our online store. Check out the official video for the release here:
Music, publishing and more from the London Accordion Orchestra.
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I was very pleased to come across your two podcasts today. Well done, Sam Cullen. I liked the way each opened with that extract of the orchestra at full blast. This makes a good opening impression... maybe retain it as your signature tune? Or something similar.... when you all play tutti frutti, the sound is unique!
I was also very pleased that I could get these podcasts without installing any Apple bloatware (I-Tunes). Simply by googling the actual titles, I found them both at something called Player FM, and was able to listen live or download them.
***New LAO Podcast***
In the 2nd of our podcasts roving reporter Sam Cullen talks to LAO players during our recent tour of Slovenia and plays clips from the concert. He also looks into the history of the accordion in the region. It's all free, make sure you subscribe via the link so you never miss an episode!
The orchestra flew home from Slovenia last night after an unforgettable weekend. The concert in the Philharmonic Hall, Ljubljana, was spectacular and warmly received by a very enthusiastic audience. We were joined on stage by percussion ensemble Slovenski Tolkalni Projekt, a fantastic group of musicians who we are pleased to say will be joining us in London for a joint concert in Spring 2019. Thanks to the British Embassy Ljubljana and the Embassy of Slovenia, London for their help and support. Also thanks to Dejan Tamše and Valentina Rupel for helping to organise the tour. Slovenia is such a beautiful country, we hope to be able to return one day!
Concert tomorrow in the Philharmonic Hall, Ljubljana, but today was all about fun! Team LAO explore Slovenia...
Thanks to the @British Embassy Ljubljana for the warm welcome. Slovenia, we have arrived!
***Slovenian concert trailer***
On Friday the orchestra travel to Ljubljana and on Sunday they will perform at the Philharmonic Hall with Slovenia percussion ensemble 'SToP'. Here's a preview video, created by Tory Dunn.
***LAO Podcast - Episode 1***
Our roving reporter goes behind the scenes of LAO's recent performance at the Royal Academy of Music and looks ahead to our concert in Slovenia on the 6th May. Click below to listen to our first ever podcast and subscribe for free to make sure you don't miss the next episode, coming soon...