LAO is delighted to announce a joint concert with the world famous Accordion State Youth Orchestra, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany) on 3rd September at Diorama Arts Centre in central London.
The orchestra have performed on all 5 continents including concerts in USA, Canada, Russia, China, Brazil, South Africa, Namibia, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Fiji and India. Now finally we get the chance to see them live in London. Performing with the orchestra are renowned American Baritone Douglas Yates and Bandoneon virtuoso Antje Steen. Their program will include works by Piazzolla, Schuman, Dobler and Hippe.
LAO will present the World Premiere of 'Voyage' by Ian Watson with guest soloist Eliza Marshall (Bansuri Flute), as well as Holst's 'The Planets' and 'Danzon No. 2' by Arturo Marquez.
Date: 3rd September 2017 Doors: 4pm Concert start: 4.30pm Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, Regent's Place, 201 Drummond St, Kings Cross, London NW1 3FE Tickets: Suggested donation of 10 GBP, advance tickets available here. Facebook event
We have 2 places available for experienced players in our main orchestra and several in our training ensemble, LIAO.
It's going to be another exciting year for the orchestra with concerts in Yorkshire, London, Austria and more... We rehearse twice a month in central London. If you are interested in joining, or would like more information, email: email@example.com or click the 'Send Message' button above.
In December we return to play Daylight Music at Union Chapel, here's a video of our last performance there, enjoy!
Added a Description of the Orchestra to ‘Open Concerts and Recitals’
Hiya In case you haven't seen, advance train tickets for our trip up to Skipton are now available on the LNER web site from £11.90 each way. Get in there X
Episode 4 - our roving reporter interviews two members of the orchestra about their musical background and how they became part of the LAO family. All of our podcasts are free and can be downloaded via the following links. Enjoy!
***Super Orchestra Day 2018***
Sunday 14th October, Ripley, Surrey.
Book your places now for the biggest accordion orchestra day of the year. Players of all levels are welcome to join in what is always a fun and informative day. We are limited to 80 players so book early... Email the orchestra for a booking form or pay online, links below. See you there!
'mini orchestra' will once again be lead by Julie Luck on the same day. This is a free workshop aimed at under 16's who would like to try playing the accordion. It's a free workshop but please email to reserve a place. We also have instruments suitable for children to borrow for the day.
To pay online for 'Super Orchestra':
Episode 3 in our series of podcasts has just 'dropped'. In this instalment our intrepid reporter travels to LAO Towers to interview our conductor about the day we recorded the album 'Flight' at Abbey Road Studios.
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Newest member of the orchestra! Self assembly model from the wonderful people at Timberkits built by our very own Maria and Sam.