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President Sir Simon Rattle

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Founded in 1951, the LMO is an amateur orchestra working with professional conductors and soloists – some well established, many at an early stage in their career.

The orchestra is privileged to have played under many distinguished conductors, including Zubin Mehta, John Carewe, Gordon Mackie, Guy Woolfenden, Sian Edwards, Sir Charles Groves, Carl Davis, Charles Peebles, Garry Walker, Edward Warren and its President, Sir Simon Rattle.  It is privileged to play currently under the baton of Music Director, Mark Heron.  Local, national and international soloists have performed with the LMO, including Stephen Hough, Gina McCormack, Mark Ashford, Clare Rowe, So-Ock Kim, Martin Roscoe and Peter Donohoe.

In recent years the orchestra has also been pleased to work with superb young performers from Chetham’s School of Music and the RNCM, including Jiafeng Chen, Alexandra Dariescu, Joe Davies, Mikhail Nemtsov, Mari Poll, Callum Smart, William Stafford and Jonathan Radford.  

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Music for Merseyside

The LMO has been giving concerts on Merseyside since its foundation in 1951. It fills an important musical niche, while providing a platform for emerging and established professional soloists and conductors. It performs a wide range of music from the baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire, so making a significant contribution to the rich cultural life of the Northwest.

Box Office

Call the box office to book your tickets for collection at the door on concert night or have them sent to you in the post.

Telephone 0151 666 0000

Tickets may be also purchased from the box office in person or online.

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Final concert of the season is our second foray to Birkenhead Academy.  Join us for the fantastic Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 with William Green and a conductor new to the LMO, Harish Shankar.


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With an eye to the future the LMO presents its Patron Scheme to help continue the promotion and encouragement of young performers

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We are thrilled that emerging young composer, Adam Kornas, has accepted the brief to create a work, Shangaan, for the LMO.  The commission is a generous gift to the orchestra from our long-standing Principal Viola, Cathy Perkins.

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