Farewell to London’s #1 clarinet

The London Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Clarinet, Andrew Marriner, will play his last concert with the orchestra on Tuesday.

It will mark the end of two eras.

Andrew, 65, joined the LSO in 1977 and has been principal clarinet since 1986.

His father, Neville, played violin in the orchestra from 1939 and was principal second violin from 1954 to 1969.

Father and son together span eight decades of the LSO’s life.

Has any pair managed longer?