Each year the Chair Endow player gives a private recital for Friends
LSO Friends: It's Everybody's Orchestra
The LSO’s mission ‘To make the finest music available to the greatest number of people’ has been at the core of everything we do since the Orchestra’s inception in 1904.
LSO Friends play a vital role in making this possible, by providing philanthropic support for the Orchestra’s concert season and a wide variety of LSO Discovery projects. Alongside a world renowned award-winning record label, community music projects for all ages and abilities, and our inspirational education centre LSO St Luke’s, our Friends help us to be a 21st century orchestra.
As a registered charity, we welcome support through the LSO Friends scheme.
Sign up as a Friend now and become more involved with the Orchestra, from insights at open rehearsals to special events with LSO Players whilst at the same time supporting our dynamic work across a global stage.
What's more, wiith Sir Simon Rattle joining the Orchestra as Music Director from September 2017, join us and play your part in our music making at this important and exciting time for the LSO.
Levels of membership
There are a range of levels of support starting from just £50 a year.
- Supporter: £50
- Associate: £100
- Benefactor: £250
- Affiliate: £500
We would also welcome any additional donation you may wish to give on top of your membership payment (not available online). It is possible to split your payment into regular installments through Direct Debit. Please specify your wish to pay through this method on your form.
The London Symphony Orchestra is a registered charity no 232391.
Our pledge to you
for our entire Barbican season
via regular mailings
of the LSO and its personalities via the bi-annual LSO magazine Living Music, and Insight, the LSO Friends newsletter
Opportunities to meet the musicians
At a minimal cost LSO Friends can get closer to the Orchestra through a variety of exclusive events scheduled throughout the year
of your support in concert programmes
Your pledge to us
Your donation supports:
at the Barbican and LSO St Luke's
Grass roots music education
in schools and in the community
by supporting a different LSO Principal player each season
through LSO Discovery's work with tomorrow's stars