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Welcome to the London International Orchestra website

The London International Orchestra was formed in 1986 by the late eminent conductor and musicologist Dr Solly Aronowsky and Sarah Aaronson OBE. 

The Orchestra is composed of dedicated musicians of all ages, nationalities, denominations and occupations, including doctors, students, lawyers, dentists, scientists, youth prizewinners, professionals and ex-professionals. They are united in their love of music and furtherance of charity.

The aim of the Orchestra is to improve, promote, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music by presenting free concerts to charitable and educational bodies and to provide experience for orchestral players and soloists.

The London International Orchestra encourages musicians to make music together for worthwhile causes and at the same time provides them with expert tuition in orchestral and solo playing.

The Orchestra gives concerts for charity including symphony concerts, chamber concerts, recitals, themed evenings featuring Russian, Viennese, Opera concerts and music from the Musicals.

The London International Orchestra has supported many charities including:

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children
  • Mary Hare Music Therapy Foundation
  • The North London Hospice
  • The British Red Cross
  • Nelson Mandela Children's Fund
  • The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
  • Cancer and Leukaemia in Children (Wales)
  • Penniwell's Riding Centre for the Disabled
  • Help for Heroes

The Orchestra has performed in many prestigious locations including:

  • Guildhall
  • Banqueting Hall Whitehall
  • Painters Hall
  • St Margaret's Church Westminster
  • South Africa House
  • Cadogan Hall


24.05.2017 - Charity Concert
LIO Charity Concert - 24 May 2017At The Free Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 7AG.

This will be a Friends and Family concert open to the public.

02.07.2017 - Proms at St Jude's

At St Jude on the Hill, Central Square, London NW11 7AH.

In aid of The North London Hospice and Toynbee Hall.

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