Welcome to our 2017 ŃLSØ Season. In this series of concerts we are delighted to promote two main foundations of our orchestra: celebration with one of our main affiliated nations, Finland, as we mark 100 years of their independence (Finland100), the other is “Climate Revolution” in partnership with Vivienne Westwood.

In our programming for this slightly shorter season, we focus on one main concert venue, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, a platform to which we are thrilled to return to each year. This beautiful church, centrally located at Trafalgar Square in London, provides us with the opportunity to put on a huge variety of concerts including our annual “Free Friday” Lunchtime concerts, a Choral Concert with Voxcetera, a Family Concert (featuring narration by Thomas Adés), and our exciting season finale with the acclaimed ŃLSØ String Orchestra.

“Extraordinary” - Satu Jalas (Sibelius’s Granddaughter)

We hope you enjoy the large palette of repertoire this season from Bach to 21st Century, and the various ensembles ranging from duos to much larger and varied forces, which the ŃLSØ is unique in offering each season.

6th January 2017 - 1.00pm 06/01/17 - 13:00

Free Lunchtime Concert - Dulwich Opera Company

Dulwich Opera Company singers, Loretta Hopkins and David Fletcher perform a recital of operatic arias and duets.
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3rd February 2017 - 1.00pm 03/02/17 - 13:00

Free Lunchtime Concert - Illumina Duo

Illumina are an exciting Trumpet and Organ Duo, featuring Ellie Lovegrove, Trumpets and Richard Moore, Organ.
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3rd March 2017 - 1.00pm 03/03/17 - 13:00

Free Lunchtime Concert - Voxcetera

In this very special choral lunchtime concert, Voxcetera present a varied programme of beautiful music ahead of their performance with the ŃLSØ on 21st March at St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
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21st March 2017 - 7.00pm 21/03/17 - 19:00

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus & Solemn Vespers by Candlelight

The ŃLSØ annual choral concert with Voxcetera has become one of our season’s highlights, and after last year’s huge success at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, they return to perform Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and the much-loved Ave Verum Corpus with the ŃLSØ.
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7th April 2017 - 1.00pm 07/04/17 - 13:00

Free Lunchtime Concert - ŃLSØ Chamber Ensemble

ŃLSØ musicians come together for a lunchtime concert of wonderful chamber music, in this breathtaking venue.
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28th April 2017 - 2.00pm 28/04/17 - 14:00

Carnival Of The Animals - Sold Out!

As part of our education outreach programme, we are proud to offer our programmes to schools in and around London. Our tireless Board of Trustees have secured a performance at Felsted School, which has already sold out. For information on how to hire the ŃLSØ for the same schools programme please email
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5th May 2017 - 1.00pm 05/05/17 - 13:00

Free Lunchtime Concert - ŃLSØ Chamber Ensemble

Another concert featuring soloists from the ŃLSØ in this enticing programme of Romantic chamber music.
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13th May 2017 - 12.30pm 13/05/17 - 12:30

Family Concert - Peter & The Wolf

The ŃLSØ is extremely proud to welcome Guest Narrator, and internationally acclaimed composer Thomas Adés to our stage to narrate Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
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16th May 2017 - 7.30pm 16/05/17 - 19:30

Season Finale

For this unique multi-media season finale, we are thrilled to include images and footage of the Finnish countryside during our performance of Valse Triste by Sibelius, as part of our 2017 celebration of Finland100.
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Booking Ahead - 10 Year Anniversary!

We are delighted to introduce a new friends of the ŃLSØ programme to celebrate our 10 year anniversary season 2017-18. For information on how to become a member of the “100 Club" please email
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3rd October 2017 - 7.30pm 03/10/17 - 19:30

Next Season Launch at Wigmore Hall

We open our 10 year anniversary season 2017-18, with our debut at Wigmore Hall, London.
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Latest News

Wigmore Hall Debut!

3rd October 7.30pm
A programme of string orchestral music by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, and also Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings (premiered at Wigmore Hall 15th October 1943), this will be a wonderful concert of celebration and commemoration.

“Live@Lloyds" Concert raised nearly £200,000 for Children’s Charities

The ŃLSØ was extremely proud to be a part of this extraordinary concert which raised a huge amount of funding for the following four children’s Charities: Great Ormond Street, Richard House Children’s Hospice, HemiHelp, and Chance to Shine.