The London Symphony Orchestra is bringing the greatest music to the greatest number of people. This is at the heart of everything that it does. This commitment to serving the music and the people who love music is borne of a unique ethos developed over more than 100 years. Established in 1904 by a number of London's finest musicians, the LSO is a self-governing musical collective built on artistic ownership and partnership.
By taking full control of their activities, the founding members were able to set an agenda that pushed music-making to the fore. The Orchestra is still owned by its members and has a signature sound emanating from the combined zeal and virtuosity of these 90 brilliant musicians who come from around the world. Music-making remains firmly at the center of the Orchestra's activities, and this approach is embraced by a dedicated and enthusiastic administration.