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London Symphony Orchestra in Trafalgar Square

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What better setting can there be for a performance by one of Britain's finest classical music orchestras than Trafalgar Square?

As part of a new initiative to bring classical music to a wider audience, the London Symphony Orchestra is partnering with BMW for a series of Open Air Classics events, the first of which will be taking place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 12th May.

The programme, which begins at 6.30pm, will feature works by the late Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, with notable pieces including Firebird Suite and The Rite of Spring.

Making the occasion even more special will be 100 young musicians from LSO Discovery, part of the London Symphony Orchestra's award-winning music education and community programme. LSO Discovery will perform several pieces with the LSO.

Presenting the concert and guiding the audience through the programme will be LSO animateur Paul Rissmann.

The event is free and the atmosphere informal, so weather permitting, it should be a wonderful evening out.

Those attending are advised to arrive early in order to get comfortable and secure a decent view. However, there will be large screens either side of the stage in case you find yourself stuck at the back.

The LSO was formed in 1904 and is today considered to be one of the finest orchestras in the world.

The website for the event states that no glass or furniture is allowed at the event (so best leave the sofa at home).

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Why? The London Symphony Orchestra? In Trafalgar Square? For free? It's a no brainer.
When: Saturday 12th May, 2012.
Where: Trafalgar Square
Cost: Free
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