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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, Mark Heron and its President, Sir Simon Rattle.  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, making a significant contribution to the rich cultural life of the Northwest.

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Please see our Box Office page for details of how to get your tickets. Tickets can also be bought on the door until sold out

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The first concert of the new season is again part of the International Guitar Festival and features Craig Ogden.  The Villa Lobos guitar concerto and Beethoven’s astonishing Eroica Symphony await.


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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

Patrons Scheme

Parts for “Shangaan”, Cathy Perkin’s commission for the LMO are now available to download from its own page where there are also pictures and videos and a snippet of  the premiere.

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Photography by McCoy Wynne

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