London Shostakovich Orchestra

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The London Shostakovich Orchestra is an orchestra based in St. Cyprian's Church on Glentworth Street in Marylebone, London, England. Founded in November 1999, its conductor is Christopher Cox and the leader is Jonathan Lee. They first performed in May 2000, and have performed over a dozen concerts to date (as of May 2011).

It was named in honour of Russian Neoclassical composer Dmitri Shostakovich, on whose compositions the orchestra places heavy emphasis. Their ultimate intention is to perform all 15 of Shostakovich's symphonies; they have so far covered symphonies 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 15. To date, only three musical pieces they have performed were not composed by Shostakovich.

The orchestra is funded by contributions from its members and money received from ticket sales. The London Shostakovich Choir was formed in May 2011 to perform the 2nd Symphony with the Orchestra.

External links[edit]

  • [1], official website of the London Shostakovich Orchestra