Concerts on tour
BMW LSO Open Air Classics 2014
PROKOFIEV Movements from Symphony No 1 ('Classical')
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2 (3rd movement)
PROKOFIEV arr GARETH GLYN Extracts from Lieutenant Kijé *
PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet (suite)
Valery Gergiev conductor
Paul Rissmann presenter
Roman Simovic violin
LSO On Track young musicians *
Guildhall School musicians *
London Symphony Orchestra
Outstanding music performed in the open air – free for everyone in an informal atmosphere. Large screens will be mounted on either side of the stage to allow the audience to witness the concert close up.
Gergiev and the LSO will perform music by Prokofiev: excerpts from his 'Classical' Symphony and a suite from Romeo and Juliet. In a performance of a specially arranged version of Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé by Gareth Glyn, 80 young musicians, including conservatoire students and LSO On Track young musicians from LSO Discovery, the Orchestra’s award-winning music education and community programme, will play alongside the LSO players.
Tickets: free entry, just turn up
Please arrive early as the Square will close once full
Concerts on tour
Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
No glass or furniture will be allowed in the Square.
Getting in and out
Entry and exit points are on the top terrace at either end of the National Portrait Gallery, on the south east corner towards Charing Cross Station, with an additional exit only on the west side of the stage towards The Mall.
There are cushions available to rent from carts at either side of the square at just £2 each. Toilets are located on the lower level at the back and there’s a café too.
There are wheelchair and companion spaces on the upper terrace in front of the National Portrait Gallery at the top of the central stairs, and two lifts each side of the staircase to enable access to either level.
What time will it finish?
What if it rains?
We’ll play on for as long as we can, but if the rain gets too heavy we’ll have to stop. There will be messages on the big screens and announcements made, so sit tight and we’ll keep you posted. We have plastic ponchos in case you’ve not got an umbrella or coat!