Launched in 1988 the NLO has long been at the forefront of classical music in the UK, working with leading artists at world-renowned venues.
Our shows go against the flow of expectation, tearing up the classical music rule-book with wild, experimental events for an audience who want to move about, open a beer, and clap when they like what they hear.
Through genre-defying collaborations with bands, electronic producers, DJs and visual artists, we're introducing the orchestra to a mass audience, in laid-back gigs that cater for the interactive spectator.
But more than anything, we want to blow the lid off contemporary classical with organically constructed programmes of new music by composers who speak for the spirit of our time. Staying true to the NLO's vision of an increasingly diverse orchestra with a new lease of life for the 18-40 generation.
Finance & Business Consultant
Chairman + Head of IM EMEA
J.P. Morgan Asset Finance
Trustee + Head of Graduate School
University College London
Trustee + Former Director
Inspire! the Education Business Partnership for Hackney
Patron + Chancellor, University of York
Former Provost, University College London
Patron + Former Cabinet Minister
Former Secretary for Education
Patron + Former Director
The Uranium Institute Former British Diplomat
Patron + Broadcaster, Classic FM
Former Cabinet Minister