A free open-air concert in the heart of London
Trafalgar Square was once again transformed into a giant free music stage as Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra presented BMW Classics on Sunday 30 June 2019.
Simon Rattle conducted 100 musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as 55 young musicians from the LSO On Track programme in East London and 20 musicians from the Guildhall School.
The dance-inspired programme feature music by Dvořák, Poulenc and Ravel, and include a world premiere – Tuqus – by Bushra El-Turk, for which the young musicians joined the ranks of the LSO.
For our audiences around the world, we've made the concert available to watch on our YouTube channel for the next 90 days.
DVOŘÁK Selection of Slavonic Dances
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Tickets: free, no ticket required
Behind the scenes
Get a flavour of this unique event by looking behind the scenes at this year's concert.
Watch the concert on our YouTube channel, available on demand for 90 days.
For last year's event, Nicole Wilson, violinist, broadcaster, journalist and founder of Musical Orbit, followed the young musicians from LSO On Track and the Guildhall School as they got ready for a busy and exciting few days ahead. She went down to Trafalgar Square to see how they got on in Kate Whitley's Sky Dances.