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BMW LSO Open Air Classics 2017 with Valery Gergiev and Rachmaninov programme

London. As partial of a BMW LSO Open Air Classics, one
of today’s rising stars of a piano, Behzod Abduraimnov, will make
his London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) entrance behaving to a throng of
thousands during a free, outside unison in London’s Trafalgar Square,
on Sunday, May 21. He will perform Rachmaninov’s virtuosic “Rhapsody
on a Theme of Paganini, partial of an all-Rachmaninov programme
conducted by Valery Gergiev, that also facilities a composer’s Second Symphony.


This unison is a outcome of a partnership between a LSO and BMW,
who share a faith that good song is for everyone, whatever their
credentials or situation. Now highly-anticipated in London’s musical
calendar, BMW LSO Open Air Classics any year offers, Londoners and
visitors to a city alike, a eventuality to believe a LSO free
and in a open atmosphere in Trafalgar Square. Large screens and
state-of-the-art sound record concede a whole throng to declare the
unison close-up, creation a believe equally special during a behind of
a block as during a front. In 2016, 69% of a public in a Square
were underneath a age of 35 and 86% had never seen a LSO perform before.


Dr Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, said,
“In a sixth year of a partnership with a London Symphony
Orchestra we are looking brazen to welcoming around 10,000 listeners
from all over a world, either they are new to exemplary song or
seasoned enthusiasts. For roughly 50 years now, a BMW Group’s
informative rendezvous programme has focused on creation a humanities more
permitted to everyone. We are celebrated to be a enthusiast of
collaborations with some of a world’s heading informative institutions
and we’re intensely unapproachable of this unison array with a London
Symphony Orchestra.”


The unison will also underline 40 immature musicians aged between 11 and
18 years, from schools in easterly London, who will join a LSO on stage
for a special opening of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.
Playing as partial of a Orchestra, a immature people will sit
among a members of a LSO and musicians from a Guildhall School
of Music Drama, all behaving together.


This stirring believe for a immature musicians, who are from a
extended operation of backgrounds in a different East London community, is
partial of LSO On Track, a pioneering programme which, in partnership
with internal Music Education Hubs, builds on existent low-pitched provision
by giving special entrance to LSO musicians. Through propagandize visits,
garb learning, mentoring and opportunities to perform with a LSO
on stage, immature people are challenged and inspired, giving them
profitable discernment into a life of a veteran musician and
nurturing their talent. LSO On Track also provides mentoring for
primary propagandize teachers, who might have had small or no musical
training, in sequence to build a believe and certainty they need to
use song creatively in classrooms. LSO On Track was launched in 2008
and has seen immature people perform corresponding with a LSO in
Trafalgar Square, during a Barbican and particularly as partial of a Opening
Ceremony for a London Olympics in 2012.


Kathryn McDowell, a LSO’s Managing Director, said, “I’m delighted
that this wonderful, giveaway event, for all Londoners, presented in
partnership with BMW, will again move a LSO’s song into a heart
of London. We have a piano soloist for a initial time in a Square,
a gorgeous young Behzod Abduraimov who will perform Rachmaninov’s
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, creation his LSO entrance in this dramatic
setting. A genuine prominence will be a opening by a immature LSO On
Track musicians, demonstrating the remarkable work a players do in
song preparation via a year, and providing a hugely rewarding
and sparkling low-pitched believe for a immature people. All of this is
enabled by a continued support of BMW who have been our partner in
this plan given it began, and frank interjection to Ian Robertson and
a BMW teams in a UK and Germany who work closely with us to bring
this eventuality about. I’d also like to appreciate a Mayor of London, Sadiq
Khan, for his continued support.” 


Sadiq Kahn, a Mayor of London, said, “There are few places on earth
that can opposition a city for a arts, enlightenment and music, and tourists
group here in their millions each year to get a ambience of a cultural
riches. I’m gay to see a LSO bringing another incredible
unison to Trafalgar Square. As good as giving rising immature stars from
a accumulation of backgrounds a eventuality to play alongside world-class
musicians, this tip showcase of talent will perform thousands of
Londoners who might have never had a possibility to believe this calibre
of exemplary song before. It is these forms of events that show
London during a outward-looking, open and artistic best.”


Pianist Behzod Abduraimov, said, “To make my entrance with a London
Symphony Orchestra in a iconic Trafalgar Square will be a wonderful
believe and we am really most looking brazen to behaving with the
LSO and again with Maestro Gergiev. we wish a public will be drawn
into a romanticism of Rachmaninov’s ‘Rhapsody on a Theme by
Paganini’ and taken on a low-pitched tour by a array of colours
and emotions decorated by a ‘24 Variations’.”


The opening starts during 6.30pm on Sunday 21 May 2017. The concert
is free, does not need a sheet and is open to everybody. However,
for a reserve and comfort of a audience, usually a certain series of
people can entrance a block during a opening and, once capacity
is reached, entrance will be suspended. Early attainment is therefore
strongly suggested to secure a place.


About BMW Group’s Cultural Commitment


For roughly 50 years now, a BMW Group has instituted and intent in
over 100 informative cooperations worldwide. The association places a main
concentration of a long-term joining on contemporary and complicated art,
exemplary song and jazz as good as pattern and design. In 1972,
3 large-scale paintings were combined by a artist Gerhard Richter
privately for a corridor of a BMW Group’s Munich headquarters.
Since then, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Daniel Barenboim,
Jonas Kaufmann and designer Zaha Hadid have co-operated with BMW.
Currently, womanlike artist Cao Fei from China and American John
Baldessari are formulating a subsequent dual vehicles for a BMW Art Car
Collection. Besides co-initiatives, such as BMW Tate Live, a BMW Art
Journey and a “Opera for All” concerts in Berlin, Munich and London,
a association also partners with heading museums and art fairs as well
as orchestras and show houses around a world. The BMW Group takes
extensive artistic leisure in all a informative activities – as this
beginning is as essential for producing groundbreaking artistic work
as it is for vital innovations in a successful business.

Further information:









For serve questions greatfully contact:


Dr Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Head of Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-24753


Leonie Laskowski

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-45382

[email protected]


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