The London Symphony Orchestra
based at the Barbican in London and conducted by Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev and LSO President Sir Colin Davis, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras, but there is much more to its work than performing 140 concerts a year. More than a hundred years after it was formed, the LSO still attracts excellent players from all over the world. The LSO’s commitment to music education through LSO Discovery, based at LSO St Luke’s, the UBS and LSO Music Education centre, reaches over 60,000 people annually and provides a unique mix of events for music lovers of every age and background. The Orchestra is resident at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, holds an annual residency at Lincoln Center, New York, and is international resident orchestra of La Salle Pleyel, Paris. LSO Live is currently the most successful label of its kind, making the orchestra available to global audiences.