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

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15.05.2018 klo 20:33

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.

12.05.2018 klo 17:15

***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!

08.05.2018 klo 13:20

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!

05.05.2018 klo 19:15

Concert tomorrow in the Philharmonic Hall, Ljubljana, but today was all about fun! Team LAO explore Slovenia...

04.05.2018 klo 14:50

Thanks to the @British Embassy Ljubljana for the warm welcome. Slovenia, we have arrived!

01.05.2018 klo 09:45

***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.

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26.04.2018 klo 11:38

***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...