From Monday 18 September Londonís Broadgate Arena plays host to a dramatic free outdoor exhibition that will showcase an extraordinary musical and visual experience. UBS Soundscapes ñ the LSO in the City ñ combines the awe-inspiring sounds of the London Symphony Orchestra and dramatic large-scale photography, captured by award-winning Swiss photographer, Alberto Venzago.

Venzago took the images behind the scenes at LSO concerts and on tour with the Orchestra in St Petersburg. The striking shots, blown up to 7m x 2.5m metres tall, will be accompanied by LSO recordings of music ranging from Beethoven and Debussy to music from the films Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The exhibition aims to introduce commuters and City workers to the magnificence and breadth of the LSOís orchestral soundworld, while also conveying the visual excitement of musical performance. As such, throughout the day it will give passers-by an intriguing taste of what itís like to experience the power of a live orchestral performance. The opening of the LSOís 2006/7 season at The Barbican is from Saturday 23rd September.

Richard Hardie, Vice Chairman of UBS said ìIn commissioning this installation we wanted to both demonstrate our commitment to our partnership with the LSO and introduce the general public and our colleagues in the City to our passion for orchestral music. Our hope is that the exhibition will reflect ñ and perhaps awaken ñ that same passion in others.î

The music element of the exhibition will run from 7am to 9pm from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd September.

  • This is a free exhibition at the Broadgate Arena, London, EC2A 2BQ (nearest tube ñ Liverpool Street Station). The event takes place from Monday 17th September-Saturday 23rd September with the music element of the exhibition being broadcast from 7am to 9pm. For travel and facility enquiries please contact 0870 428 3160 or go to the following link


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