The LSO's Recovery

Always Moving Forward

Prior to the pandemic, the LSO established an international reputation as one of the leading orchestras in the world, and especially with the arrival of Sir Simon Rattle as our Music Director, enjoyed unprecedented global demand, with regular offers from leading promoters and venues worldwide. This demand globally and at home in the UK has almost completely dissipated for us and many other cultural institutions.

We’ve been delighted to be able to stay in touch with our audiences by sharing our work online during this period and know both our archive broadcasts and new concerts have helped to make this difficult time a little easier for many people. This Appeal will help us to continue sharing our work digitally, as well as return to performing to live audiences when the time is right.

How your donation will help:

  • Sustain our world-class status and membership of outstanding musicians.
  • Successfully and safely return to live performances, first in London and then further afield.
  • Expand our digital reach and fulfil our mission of sharing the greatest music with the greatest number of people.
  • Continue our work bringing the joy of music to young people through LSO Discovery – our award-winning education and community support programme.
  • Adjust our activities to the challenges of the twenty-first century, becoming more accessible, more diverse and more environmentally-friendly.

Please consider donating here.