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Principal Conductors of the LSO

From Elgar to Previn and Michael Tilson Thomas to Sir Simon Rattle, the LSO has been blessed with some illustrious Principal Conductors and Music Directors.


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What it takes to create music for theme parks

'Music has always been a critical component of our DNA at Walt Disney Imagineering. Music has the power to transcend language and drive the stories we tell throughout our parks to create life-long memorable experiences.'


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Gustav Mahler in profile

'The symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.' We took a closer look at the life of a musical genius: Gustav Mahler.


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First Violin Maxine Kwok: Happy Star Wars Day!

'Today is May 4th, or to fellow geeks out there, Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th, May the Force … get it? … ok, never mind. Today, more significantly, marks seven weeks since the Orchestra was brought to an abrupt halt, the longest General Pause of our careers so far.'

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Bells and whistles... and clocks: unusual instruments onstage

In this article, originally published in LSO Friends Insight, Jari Kallio talks about not-so-conventional instruments which have graced the Barbican stage... 


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