• Title: Clowns
  • Composer: Ian Watson
  • Duration: 5:00 minutes
  • Level: Advanced / Oberstufe
  • Score / Parts / Performance Authorisation will be emailed to you shortly after payment

A fun and challenging piece. Cheeky but also dark. Commissioned by leading German conductor and composer Stefan Hippe for his 50th birthday concert. Premiered by the German Federal Accordion Orchestra, in Nuremberg, February 2016.

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17.04.2018 klo 14:01

Thank you to everyone who came to the concert at the Royal Academy of Music last night. Almost a full house and lots of interesting new ideas and sounds for the orchestra. Thanks also to the composers as well for their hard work over the last few months.

Photo: Kevin Friedrich

05.04.2018 klo 15:45

***LAO concert in Slovenia***

Tickets are now on sale for our concert in the Philharmonic Hall in Ljubljana on the 6th May.

We will be joined by 'SToP' (Slovenian percussion ensemble) for this performance of new British works and some of our 'LAO at the Movies' favorites. Click the link below to book tickets and feel free to share if you have friends in that part of the world!

29.03.2018 klo 15:08

***Next London Concert***

Not long to go now until we play five world premieres in one concert at the Royal Academy of Music, 7pm, 16th April. No tickets are needed for this free concert. See our Events page for more information or click below to see the concert listings on the RAM website.

28.02.2018 klo 15:04

***Come and Play!***

Every year we run a short course for orchestral playing in the beautiful coastal town of Ilfracombe in Devon. From Sunday 27th May - Wednesday 30th May.

Players of all levels will be able to enjoy the course this year. We are choosing fewer pieces to learn to give more rehearsal time on each piece. We are also introducing an informal performance opportunity for players on the Tuesday evening, a chance to play your party piece to a very supportive audience of friends. It is always a great few days with a lovely group of players. For more information hit the messenger button or email the address on the flier. We hope to see some of you there!

08.02.2018 klo 20:27


Don't miss one of our very talented players in a solo recital next month. Click the link below for more information.

27.01.2018 klo 17:31

Hey Guys
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 . . . . . .

22.01.2018 klo 17:45

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)