Friday 18 April, 2014

About The Orchestra

lsho-logofsFormed in November 1999, the London Shostakovich Orchestra is one of the capital's most exciting ensembles. For most of that time, our conductor has been Christopher Cox and our Leader, Jonathan Lee. The inaugural concert on May 13th 2000, in which the main work was Shostakovich's 10th Symphony, drew praise from audience and players alike. One listener commented that he was

astonished by the extremely high standard of interpretation and performance

The Orchestra exists to provide the opportunity for serious musicians to rehearse and perform symphonic repertoire to a high standard, with a particular emphasis on the works of Shostakovich. Drawing its membership mainly from the London amateur and semi-professional musical communities, enthusiastic players of a good standard are warmly invited to apply for membership.

The Symphony Cycle

The London Shostakovich Orchestra

Our intention is to perform all of Shostakovich's symphonies, of which we have so far covered numbers 1 to 13 and 15. We will be performing Symphony No 14 on 8 March 2014 - BOOK TICKETS NOW


Shostakovich's symphonic works are an expensive undertaking for an amateur orchestra, so if you would like to come and hear us play, we would very much appreciate your support! At present, the orchestra is funded only from players' contributions and ticket sales.

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