Sir Simon Rattle will take to the stage to conduct musicians of all ages with the London Symphony Orchestra, alongside 20 young musicians from the LSO East London Academy and British-Chinese teenage violin prodigy Leia Zhu, guest soloist for Saint-Saëns’ great violin showpiece “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso”.
"This year will be extra special. 2020’s concert was a casualty of the pandemic and we have shifted our date to August in the hope that social distancing guidelines will have eased some more so we can gather together as an orchestra and with a crowd and have a great musical summer party,” Sir Simon Rattle said.
LET’S DO LONDON.
The BMW CLASSICS programme is staged as part of the Mayor of London’s ‘Let’s Do London’ campaign, showcasing London as a world class creative capital. The biggest domestic tourism campaign the capital has ever seen is encouraging Londoners and visitors to come back to the city and take advantage of London’s public spaces and cultural riches.