London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra welcomes the Leipzig Accordion Ensemble to give a joint concert at the beautiful St. Gabriel's Church in Pimlico at 3:30pm on 1st July 2017. This varied and fun program will include pieces by Vivaldi, Piazzolla and original works for accordion ensemble and orchestra.

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The Accordion Ensemble Leipzig Music School was formed in 1999 and currently consists of nine players aged between 16 and 28 years. The ensemble performs a wide range of music, from classical to klezmer. Conductor Valeri Funkner has successfully led the ensemble onto several tours, such as the World Music Festival 2013 in Innsbruck and a tour to Syria in 2011.

London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra (LIAO) was formed in 2014. It has around 20 players and is the 'little brother' to the London Accordion Orchestra, which has 40 players and performs all over Europe. LIAO performs original music for accordion orchestra as well as arrangements of pieces written for other instruments. Both of our orchestras have the goal of widening appreciation of this wonderful instrument and LIAO in particular encourages children to participate and experience the joy of playing music with other people.

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19.09.2018 klo 16:03

***Super Orchestra 2018***

Just 3 weeks to go till SO18! There are still some places available in the orchestra. Email: mail@londonao.co.uk for info. Everyone is welcome!

14.08.2018 klo 10:59

***Player Vacancies***

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: mail@londonao.co.uk 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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72GzZvuZ7xo&t=64s

11.08.2018 klo 17:24

Added a Description of the Orchestra to ‘Open Concerts and Recitals’

05.08.2018 klo 22:44

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

30.07.2018 klo 11:46

***New Podcast***

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!

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/lao-episode-4/id1376291639?i=1000416819740&mt=2

Android:

https://player.fm/series/london-accordion-orchestra-2374321

17.07.2018 klo 11:23

***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.

mail@londonao.co.uk

To pay online for 'Super Orchestra':

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/londonao

22.06.2018 klo 14:28

***New Podcast***

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.

Our podcasts are free and can be downloaded from the apple store or your usual podcast provider.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/lao-episode-3/id1376291639?i=1000414372287&mt=2