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.
Our concert on the 3rd September features 3 incredible soloists. Here is a sneak preview of Antje Steen (Bandoneon) and Douglas Yates (Baritone), who will be performing with our guest orchestra from Germany. Tickets are selling fast, click 'Book Now' above for more details.
Thanks to our record label Sotones Music Co-op for this striking poster for the concert on the 3rd September. Tickets went on sale today, only 150 available so don't hang about... Click the 'Book Now' button above to secure your seats.
***BIG concert news***
LAO is delighted to announce a joint concert with the world famous Accordion State Youth Orchestra, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany) on 3rd September 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.
There are only 150 tickets on sale for this very special concert so book now before it sells out!
Our 'little brother' ensemble, London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra, have their first full concert this Saturday 1st July, 3:30pm at St. Gabriel's Church in Pimlico. It's a joint concert with the Leipzig Accordion Ensemble from Germany. Online ticket sales will finish today at 5pm but tickets will be available on the door. Click below for more information!
thanks for the follow invite.... i'm now an official groupie....lol
What does London Accordion Orchestra do on a day like today? Get into the city and record a new single with Anja McCloskey. Great day recording in the 'Kinks' Konk Studios. We won't be beaten. #lovelondon #lovemanchester
Many of our players are heading down to Devon for the annual 'Bellows and Waves' orchestra course. Wishing all participants safe travels and a fun few days.