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
Don't miss one of our very talented players in a solo recital next month. Click the link below for more information.
Has anyone, ANYONE, got any photos of Julie, Oscar or Sofia from last Saturday? Julie mentioned to me that she has no photos of herself or them except in the maelstrom of the whole Orchestra, and she would be delighted (D.E.LIGHTED) to get one or two.
Apparently, there are more photos of Snape than of Shrek and Fiona, though I know for a definite fact that Shrek and Fiona are more popular than Snape - it may be that there are no photos of Julie, Oscar or Sofia, and this may have nothing to do with their popularity - but there are millions of pictures of Sam who I know for a definite fact . . . . . .
We had blast at our film music concert, 'LAO at the Movies'. Thanks to all who bought tickets, our second sold out concert in a row. Here are some pictures, including some of our players dressed as film characters... Enjoy! (Photos: Chas Watkins and Elizabeth Knowles)
Great LAO at the movies concert yesterday! Loved it all especially La La Land and Pirates of the Caribbean, the fun costumes and the movie themed venue. Well done everyone and thank you.
Our film music concert on 20th January is now sold out. If you missed out on tickets for this concert our next London performance will be at 7pm on April 16th in the Dukes Hall at the Royal Academy of Music. Entrance is free. Details coming soon...
Happy new year to our Facebook friends! We are delighted to kick off 2018 by announcing our partnership with Amusiko Musikverlag who will be making the music we have commissioned over the years more widely available in Germany and beyond. Particular thanks go to Tobias Dalhof at Amusiko for his determination that this music reach a wider audience. Take a look at their online shop for more details:
***Concert tickets and special guests***
Tickets for our film music concert in January had sold out earlier this week but we have just heard from the venue that the balcony will be open for the concert. The balcony seats 25 people and offers a great view of the stage. These tickets are now on sale for just £8 here: https://lao-tickets.eventbrite.ca
We are delighted to announce our final 2 special guests for this concert. Andrew Skeet (Piano) and Simon Little (Bass Guitar) will join Tosh Flood (Guitar), Tim Weller (Drums) and Celine Saout (Harp). We also have Dan Gresson and Rob Farrer on percussion. We may need a bigger stage...