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BMW Classics 2024

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Emmanuelle Chabrier Joyeuse marche 
Johannes Brahms
Rondo alla zingarese
Joanna Lee beams.bellows.bounds (world premiere)*
Igor Stravinsky

Duncan Ward  conductor 
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Available to watch on the LSO’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, until 11 October 2024.

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The Concert

BMW Classics, the London Symphony Orchestra’s free annual outdoor summer concert in Trafalgar Square, took place on Saturday 13 July 2024 and was live-streamed and recorded for our audiences around the world to enjoy.

The Music

The concert opens with Emmanuelle Chabrier’s exuberant crowd-pleasing Joyeuse marche, followed by Brahms’ frenzied, rhythmic dance piece, Rondo alla zingarese.

At the heart of the concert, the LSO play the world premiere of Joanna Lee’s new work, beams.bellows.bounds, specially commissioned for this occasion. This piece, written for a mixed-ability orchestra, brings together LSO musicians with 70 young musicians from east London as part of the LSO Discovery programmes.

For the final work, the LSO will perform Stravinsky’s magical score for the ballet Petrushka.

This annual event highlights the continued partnership between BMW Group and the London Symphony Orchestra, which for over a decade has brought superlative live orchestral music to audiences in one of the world’s most iconic public spaces and to tens of thousands more watching around the globe.


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