London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) celebrates its centennial this season with performances at Cadogan Hall (season launch, 26th October) St John’s Smith Square (30th November) and Fairfield Halls (5th December) following the orchestra’s 100th birthday concert in May 2021.
Overseeing this new chapter is newly appointed Managing Director Jocelyn Lightfoot. Speaking about the new post, she comments: “The LCO has gone from strength to strength under Martin Childs’ leadership. Martin and I have a close working relationship and I am honoured to take the helm as Managing Director for this new chapter. We will continue to benefit from Martin’s incredible energy, enthusiasm and experience as LCO owner. Our 100th anniversary is a celebration of our orchestra’s distinguished history, and our exciting plans for the future.”
As part of its continued commitment to pursuing fresh works and new compositions, LCO has appointed Freya Waley-Cohen as Composer in Residence for the season. Many of the orchestra’s performances this season will feature her music, including the world premiere of two brand new commissions.
This season also sees the revival of LCO’s highly successful emerging composer scheme, LCO New. Five composers will take part in workshops with Composer in Residence Freya Waley-Cohen, work closely with LCO musicians and have their new music premiered by the orchestra.
The celebrations continue off stage, with the release of several new orchestral recordings on Three Worlds Records and a brand new book that charts LCO’s distinguished history, written by Jessica Duchen. Award winning Bluestone Vineyards have also released an exclusive LCO 100 sparkling wine to celebrate the centennial.
For a list of upcoming performances, visit https://www.lco.co.uk/whats-on/