BMW Classics in Trafalgar Square, credits: Doug Peters BMW Classics in Trafalgar Square, credits: Doug Peters

Enjoy a free summer open-air concert in Trafalgar Square

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This free summer concert highlights the continued partnership between BMW Group and the London Symphony Orchestra, which for the last twelve years has brought superlative live orchestral music to audiences in one of the world's most iconic public spaces, Trafalgar Square, and to tens of thousands more around the globe watching on YouTube.

The 2024 BMW Classics concert programme on July 13 opens with Emmanuelle Chabrier's exuberant crowd-pleasing “Marche Joyeuse” with Brahms' similarly frenzied and rhythmic dance piece “Rondo alla Zingarese” to follow. For the central section of the concert, the LSO play the world premiere of Joanna Lee's new work, “beams.bellows.bounds”, specially commissioned for this occasion. This piece, written for a mixed-ability orchestra, brings together LSO musicians with 70 young musicians from east London as part of the LSO Discovery programmes. For the final half of the concert the LSO and conductor Duncan Ward will perform Stravinsky's magical score for the ballet Petrushka.

The free event will start at 5pm on July 13. You can find out more about it here. The concert will also be livestreamed on the LSO YouTube channel.

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    13 Jul
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