We speak to LSO Principal Percussion, Neil Percy, and Co-Principal Timpani, Antoine Bedewi, who will be mentoring some of the best young talent from across the UK in this year's LSO Timpani & Percussion Academy, culminating in a showcase on Wednesday 19 July.
On Sunday 9 July 2017 Andrew Norman's "opera for all" A Trip to the Moon received its UK premiere at the Barbican Centre in London. The concert also featured a performance of Sibelius Symphony No 2, with students from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama sitting side-by-side with the LSO.
LSO Live's Latest Release: Remembering by Mark-Anthony Turnage
Listen to and watch the World premiere recording of Remembering, the powerful new work by Mark-Anthony Turnage's, out now on LSO Live. Jointly commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra - with support from Susie Thomson - Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker and Boston Symphony Orchestra, critics have called it one of Turnage best new orchestral works.
On 22 June 2017, the LSO’s Community Gamelan Group will take to the stage in the Barbican Hall for the LSO Discovery Showcase, only the second time the Group have played on the stage in the group’s fourteen year history. In this blog we take a look at the group, at the gamelan and at how it is uniting those in our local community with the musicians of the LSO.