The collections contains programmes from concerts given by the London Symphony Orchestra. The concerts took place in a variety of venues, in both London and provincial locations. The principal venues include the Queen's Hall (1904-1941), Royal Albert Hall (chiefly from the series "Sunday Concerts" and the "Henry Wood Promenade Concerts"); Royal Festival Hall (1951-1981) and the Barbican Centre (1982-). In addition, the Stoll Theatre and Cambridge Theatre were used as venues during the 1940s.
A number of programmes are from the following concert series: "Sunday Concerts" (Royal Albert Hall); "Promenade Concerts" (Queen's Hall and Royal Albert Hall); "LSO International Series" (various venues).
The orchestra's first concert took place on 09/06/1904 at Queen's Hall and was conducted by Hans Richter. The collection also includes programmes from the first concert series given by the orchestra at Queen's Hall in the 1904/05 season.
The collection is arranged chronologically.