A free open-air concert in the heart of London
Time and place?
Sunday 22 May 2016 6.30pm
Trafalgar Square, London
What did we play?
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY arr GARETH GLYN Suite from Swan Lake *
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 4
Who was on?
Valery Gergiev conductor
Paul Rissmann presenter
London Symphony Orchestra
Young musicians from LSO On Track *
Students from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama *
Tell me more!
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, performed an all-Tchaikovsky programme in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday 22 May, the fifth concert in the Orchestra’s annual BMW LSO Open Air Classics series, free and open to all.
Tchaikovsky’s spectacular 1812 Overture and Symphony No 4 were performed as well as an arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake suite for which 42 young musicians from East London from the LSO’s On Track programme, and 23 musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama played side-by-side with members of the LSO. The concert was presented by Paul Rissmann.
The concert was the fifth event in the BMW LSO Open Air Classics series, a unique and now hotly-anticipated fixture in London’s musical calendar which each year has seen a capacity crowd of thousands of Londoners and visitors experience the LSO in the heart of London completely free and open to all.