The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will swap the Barbican Hall
for the rather more challenging acoustic of Trafalgar Square when
it performs a Stravinsky programme on Saturday 12 May. The event is
the first in a new series of annual open-air performances that the
LSO will give in association with German motor giant BMW.
Valery Gergiev conducts the orchestra in The Rite of Spring and the Suite from The Firebird, and 100 children from the LSO Discovery education programme will join the orchestra to perform The Lite of Spring, an interpretation of Stravinsky's work by Gareth Glyn.