The London Accordion Orchestra (previously the Morley Accordion Orchestra) came to life in 1999 with the aim of promoting and performing compositions for accordion orchestra, as well as to develop players of the instrument.
The main orchestra focuses on playing original repertoire and commissions composers to write new works specifically for the London Accordion Orchestra.
The orchestra released their new album "Flight" with original compositions for accordion orchestra on Sotones Records in March 2017. The album was recorded at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios and is available from our online store. Check out the official video for the release here:
Music, publishing and more from the London Accordion Orchestra.
Largest selection of new and second hand accordions displayed and available in the UK. Easy parking. Part exchange welcome. Every instrument comes with a full 3 year guarantee.
Thanks to our record label Sotones Music Co-op for this striking poster for the concert on the 3rd September. Tickets went on sale today, only 150 available so don't hang about... Click the 'Book Now' button above to secure your seats.
***BIG concert news***
LAO is delighted to announce a joint concert with the world famous Accordion State Youth Orchestra, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany) on 3rd September in central London.
The orchestra have performed on all 5 continents including concerts in USA, Canada, Russia, China, Brazil, South Africa, Namibia, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Fiji and India. Now finally we get the chance to see them live in London. Performing with the orchestra are renowned American Baritone Douglas Yates and Bandoneon virtuoso Antje Steen. Their program will include works by Piazzolla, Schuman, Dobler and Hippe.
LAO will present the World Premiere of 'Voyage' by Ian Watson with guest soloist Eliza Marshall (Bansuri Flute), as well as Holst's 'The Planets' and 'Danzon No. 2' by Arturo Marquez.
There are only 150 tickets on sale for this very special concert so book now before it sells out!
Our 'little brother' ensemble, London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra, have their first full concert this Saturday 1st July, 3:30pm at St. Gabriel's Church in Pimlico. It's a joint concert with the Leipzig Accordion Ensemble from Germany. Online ticket sales will finish today at 5pm but tickets will be available on the door. Click below for more information!
thanks for the follow invite.... i'm now an official groupie....lol
What does London Accordion Orchestra do on a day like today? Get into the city and record a new single with Anja McCloskey. Great day recording in the 'Kinks' Konk Studios. We won't be beaten. #lovelondon #lovemanchester
Many of our players are heading down to Devon for the annual 'Bellows and Waves' orchestra course. Wishing all participants safe travels and a fun few days.
Our Intermediate orchestra host the wonderful Leipzig Accordion Ensemble for a joint concert on 1st July at 3:30pm. The concert will take place at St. Gabriel's Church, Warwick Square, Pimlico. This performance is part of our successful 'Bellows Across Borders' series which has seen us give concerts in London with orchestras from Holland, Ireland and Germany.
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