The London Symphony Orchestra makes its biennial pilgrimage to Daytona Beach for the Florida International Festival, with a series of five classical programs beginning this weekend and continuing through July 27 in Peabody Auditorium. The repertoire is mostly mainstream _ John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, conducted Saturday by Marin Alsop, pictured here, is as racy as it gets _ but the LSO has played some sensational concerts over the years in Daytona. Soloists include Lila Josefowicz in the Tchaikovsky violin concerto Friday and pianist Louis Lortie Saturday in Rachmaninoff's second concerto. Tickets: $20-$60. Call (904) 257-7790 or check the festival Web site at www.fif-lso.org.
_ JOHN FLEMING, Times performing arts critic