LMO’s next live London appearance will be with Joji Hirota

2An LMO string ensemble, conducted by Andy Brown, will be performing arrangements of traditional Japanese Folk songs with multi-instrumentalist and composer/arranger Joji Hirota on November 11 2017. Check out the concert flyer:Hirota_Joji

LMO perform Sandstorm by Dana Al Fardan

Dana Al Fardan Concert - 17th September 2017 - Theatre Royal HaymarketLMO, conducted by Music Director Andy Brown recently performed Sandstorm by Dana Al Fardan at the iconic Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London.

Dana is Qatar’s preeminent composer and CEO and founder of Qatar’s only record label, DNA Records.

Dana Al Fardan Concert - 17th September 2017 - Theatre Royal HaymarketThe concert was orchestrated and arranged by renowned London-based arranger and composer, Dave Arch, in a rare showcase of Dana’s interpretation of world music to an international audience.

Read a review of the performance here

Narcissus and Echo

1 smallLMO recently recorded and premiered Narcissus and Echo - a specially commissioned ballet by Ilan Eshkeri for Project Polunin at Sadlers Wells Theatre, London.

The World Premiere and subsequent run of 5 further sold out performances took place at Sadler’s Wells Theatre with Sergei Polunin and a unique group of leading ballet dancers.

The soundtrack for Narcissus and Echo will be released on the Universal label on June 30.

Read a blog post about Narcissus and Echo

The music of Still Alice by Ilan Eshkeri

Still Alice SmallLMO principals will perform the music of Still Alice by Ilan Eshkeri on November 25th at Shoreditch Church, London. Get your tickets here!

LMO tour Japan

Cover SmallLMO have recently returned from a 9 concert tour to Japan. Cities visited included Tokyo, Sendai, Morioka, Otsuchi and Iwate – some of the worst affected areas of the Great East Japan earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011. The Tohoku Charity, established to support victims of the tragedy through cultural support, promoted the tour which followed concerts and recordings in London. Further support came from the British Council, Japan foundation, Sasakawa Great Britain, Anglo Japanese organisation, and the Daiwa Foundation. The tour repertoire celebrated a fascinating fusion of Eastern and Western cultures and included arrangements of traditional
Japanese folksongs by multi instrumentalist and composer / arranger
Joji Hirota who 1 Smallwas also a soloist on the tour.

LMO was led by Rita Manning and conducted by Andy Brown. The principal cellist Rachael Lander has written a very insightful blog (part one and part two) and a tour dvd will shortly be available for sale with all proceeds to be donated to the Tohoku charity.

LMO perform at Earl’s Court for the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone

X3 SmallLMO recently performed live for Samsung Mobile Unpacked – the launch of Samsung’s new smartphone, the Galaxy S3.

A seventeen piece LMO string group and 3 brass, led by David Juritz and conducted by Andy Brown performed music and arrangements by Julian Scott and Julian Kershaw at Earl’s Court 1 for the product which was introduced by Samsung President J K Shin.

The Galaxy S3, which is intended to rival Apple’s iPhone, will be available to consumers by the end of May 2012.

You can watch the live presentation on YouTube.

LMO musicians record for Bono and The Edge’s performance at Clinton charity concert

Hollywood Bowl SmallAn LMO string group recently recorded arrangements by Caroline Dale for President Clinton’s recent charity concert at the Hollywood Bowl titled – A Decade of Difference which also celebrated Clinton’s 65th birthday. The arrangements were for Bono and The Edge’s appearance at the event, in which Caroline Dale also performed.

LMO record Batman Live

Batman Front Page Poster SmallLMO recently recorded James Brett‘s score for Batman The Live World Arena Tour over 19 sessions at Abbey Road Studio 1.

The Batman Live World Arena Tour is a unique action-packed stage show which will tour the UK and Europe before arriving in North America in summer 2012. The tour started at the Manchester Evening News Arena on July 19, 2011.

Read a blog post about Batman Live

Watch a video of the recording with an introduction from Andy Brown

LMO Live with the Cinematic Orchestra!

1 SmallLMO recently performed a hugely successful concert with the Cinematic Orchestra to a sold out Royal Albert Hall. The concert started with LMO conducted by Andy Brown performing the world premiere of orchestral arrangements by Amon Tobin. After an LMO ensemble performed a set with the Dorian Concept, the concert concluded with the Cinematic Orchestra and LMO performing reinterpretations from across the whole of the Cinematic catalogue.

‘The London Metropolitan Orchestra…who filled the Albert Hall with their ambient soundscapes’
Evening Standard 15/11/10

David Gray, Annie Lennox and an LMO quartet perform on The Graham Norton Show

David Gray ResizedAn LMO quartet (Cathy Thompson and Matthew Elston – violins, Andy Parker – viola, Caroline Dale – cello) performed live on The Graham Norton Show on November 30.

Read a blog post about LMO’s performance