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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28.11.2018 klo 14:52

***Union Chapel this Saturday 12 noon***

Daylight Music post below looking forward to our concert at Union Chapel. 12 noon start this Saturday. Pay-What-You-Can on the door, no tickets required. Suggested entry £5. Look forward to seeing you all there!

21.11.2018 klo 10:47

***New Podcast***

The latest podcast (episode 6) is all about our concert at Union Chapel on 1st December at noon. Our intrepid reporter speaks to composer Christian Forshaw about the new piece he has written for the concert and has a quick chat with some of the soloists from the orchestra.

All of our podcasts are free and can easily be found with the following links

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/lao-episode-6/id1376291639?i=1000424168127&mt=2

Android:

https://player.fm/series/2374321/221531094

16.11.2018 klo 17:52

***Union Chapel Programme***

Our 'e-programme' for the Union Chapel concert on 1st December is now available for free by clicking the link below. Have a look at the music being performed, soloists biographies and more...

https://marvelapp.com/fa5e33e

15.11.2018 klo 12:17

***Trailer***

In just over 2 weeks time LAO return to the magnificent Union Chapel in London to perform at Daylight Music. Here's just a snippet of what you can expect on the day...

1st December, 12 noon, Union Chapel N1 2UN

No tickets required. 'Pay What You Can' on the door (suggested £5 entry)

https://youtu.be/x0V3n-biyCs

Video Editor: Tory Dunn

31.10.2018 klo 17:52

The wonderful Dillie Keane will join LAO at the Union Chapel concert on 1st December at 12pm. She will perform 4 of her hilarious songs during the 'cabaret' section of the show. Here she is in action...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Xt0Zh0uL8&index=6&list=PL8f_ACV3dM08lIOC94_eJt1i_JxoIRcZd

31.10.2018 klo 10:27

***Radio***

Keep an ear on BBC Radio 5 Live between 10:30am and 11am this morning. Our conductor will have a quick chat with presenter Anna Foster about the rise in popularity of the accordion and our concert at Union Chapel for Daylight Music on the 1st December.

30.10.2018 klo 11:08

Last Saturday the orchestra gave a joint concert with the Craven Accordion Orchestra in Skipton, North Yorkshire. We were given a wonderful welcome from the local players and a standing ovation from the sold out audience. Thanks to all of the organisers for looking after us so well.

Photos: John Cheesbrough