At the end of April, the London Accordion Orchestra were invited to play in Germany by the Nuremberg accordion orchestra, where they played two sold out joint concerts with very appreciative audiences.
Having braved the journey, we were, to our great delight, welcomed by some of the German orchestra at Nuremberg airport.
The first concert was a joint lunchtime concert by LAO and the Nürnberger Akkordeonorchester Willi Münch e. V.at Neues Museum - an absolutely fantastic-sounding modern space.
This was followed by an afternoon concert by our very own Accordion5 and the Nürnberger Akkordeon-Ensemble at the St. Andreas church in Kalchreuth. The weather was beautiful, the audience enthusiastic and the concert location absolutely stunning.
The evening was seen out by a joint dinner with the Nuremberg accordion orchestra and an exchange of local gifts, including a life-size hare statue (in honour of local painter Albrecht Dürer).
We were overwhelmed by the extraordinary hospitality of the Nürnberger Akkordeonorchester Willi Münch e. V. and the Nürnberger Akkordeon-Ensemble and would like to especially thank Martina Janschak, Marco Röttig, Manfred Elbacher and of course, Stefan Hippe.
***Super Orchestra 2018***
Just 3 weeks to go till SO18! There are still some places available in the orchestra. Email: email@example.com for info. Everyone is welcome!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Our podcasts are free and can be downloaded from the apple store or your usual podcast provider.