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Silvestrov's Prayer for Ukraine: a musical response to war

On Wednesday 18 (LSO St Luke's in London) and Thursday 19 May (Brighton Festival), we perform works by Lili Boulanger, Marc-André Dalbavie and Tchaikovsky conducted by Marta Gardolińska. Marta has decided to add a short work to the programme, Silvestrov's Prayer for Ukraine, a work which is now receiving performances all over the world as an expression of solidarity with Ukrainian people.

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Artist Spotlight: Insights from LSO Principal Flute Gareth Davies

On Friday 13 May LSO Principal flute Gareth Davies takes to the stage at LSO St Luke's to perform some of his favourite chamber music for the instrument alongside recital partner Michael McHale, in a concert in partnership with BBC Radio 3. We spoke to Gareth about his instrument and what to expect from the concert.

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Dima Slobodeniouk: A Lifelong Love Affair With Sibelius

On Sunday 8 May Dima Slobodeniouk makes his LSO Barbican debut alongside star violinist Baiba Skride, in a concert that includes Sibelius' Second Symphony. We spoke to Dima ahead of the concert to find out how he fell in love with Sibelius' music and what to expect from the concert.

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Artist Spotlight: Introducing Nicholas Daniel

On Friday 6 May 'one of the greatest oboists of our time', Nicholas Daniel, graces the stage at LSO St Luke's as part of the Artist Spotlight series in partnership with BBC Radio 3. We recently spoke to him about his early life as a musician, curating the music in the concert and his relationship with recital partner, pianist Huw Watkins.

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André J Thomas: The Gospel of Gospel Music

One of the world’s greatest experts in choral and American gospel music, André J Thomas, spoke to James Drury about his passion for this hugely influential genre as he prepares for a celebration of its variety on Sunday 29 May at the Barbican, with the LSO and the massed voices of choirs from across London, including the London Community Gospel Choir, British Gospel Arts Choir and London Symphony Chorus.

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