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BMW Classics returns to Trafalgar Square on Sunday 30 June 2019 with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra for London’s largest open-air classical music concert.
This free midsummer concert highlights the continued partnership between BMW and the LSO, providing access to superlative live music in one of the world’s most iconic public spaces. And it heralds the beginning of the incredible summer programme of music that London has to offer.
With an audience of 7,000 people in the Square, the concert will once again be livestreamed on the Orchestra’s YouTube channel, reaching thousands more around the world. The LSO regularly streams concerts free from the Barbican and on tour.
The dance-inspired programme features music by Dvořák, Poulenc and Ravel. The highlight of BMW Classics 2019 will be the world premiere of a specially commissioned work by Bushra El-Turk. This new piece will bring together LSO musicians with 55 young musicians from East London in the LSO On Track programme and 20 Guildhall students.