Sir Colin's Challenge
Play your part in creating the LSO of tomorrow
The Campaign: Sir Colin's Challenge
To celebrate his 50th anniversary of conducting the LSO, President Sir Colin Davis has made a very generous gift to the Orchestra and is now challenging audiences and supporters to join him to raise £1million in total for the LSO Endowment to secure the Orchestra’s legacy for future generations and to attract the players and artists of the future.
´I have been very privileged to share 50 years of extraordinary music-making with this Orchestra. It is my personal commitment to ensure that the LSO will keep on working on its wonderful task of making the best music available to everyone.’ Sir Colin Davis
Music is a powerful tool of change, and everyone can benefit from music. By joining Sir Colin in his challenge and making a gift to the LSO Endowment you will be combining your passion for music with your wider social interests.
Our vision: LSO Tomorrow
In its 105 years of history, the LSO has established a reputation as a world-class orchestra of unique personality through its association with the finest artists and musicians.
Always at the service of great music, the Orchestra has fully embraced its artistic and educational mission by delivering thriving artistic activity and a groundbreaking educational programme.
The LSO now faces the challenges of a constantly changing world, maintaining its core values of excellence, innovation, accessibility and independence. Securing long-term funds is essential to enable the Orchestra to pursue its world-class quality and access mission to ever-greater lengths.
Our pledge to you
Secure the future of the LSO
Your donation will go to the LSO Endowment and will play a key role to secure the Orchestra’s legacy for future generations
Acknowledge your donation
Your gift will be promptly acknowledged. Information about the impact of your gift will be sent at the end of this campaign
Names of all donors will be credited in all relevant publications
Fulfilment of your wishes
The LSO guarantees that your donation will be used for the purpose it was intended to fulfil our wishes and maximise your investment
Your pledge to us
With your donation you will be supporting the LSO in the following core areas:
Excellence: World Best Talent
Attracting and retaining the world’s finest artists
Accessibility: Making Music Available for Everybody
Investing in the local community through LSO St Luke’s, the Orchestra's education centre, and delivering a world-class educational programme
Innovation: An Orchestra for the 21st century
Embracing new technologies and exploring commissions and artistic collaborations with world-class artists across art forms and genres to reach new audiences
Independence: A Musical Republic
Maintaining and enhancing the Orchestra’s uniqueness by its player self-governance, artistic integrity and world-class recordings
The London Symphony Orchestra is a registered charity no 232391.