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.
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...