Lily Boulanger: Journey behind D’un matin de printemps

In our forthcoming concert on 10 October with Nicola Benedetti and Daniel Harding bring together a kaleidoscopic musical travelogue, across Europe and the ocean beyond. The opening number of the concert will be Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printempsRead on to discover more about the journey behind Lili Boulanger’s composition.

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An interview with Antoine Tamestit

This October French viola virtuoso Antoine Tamestit is the star of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Artist Portrait series, performing music for viola and orchestra across three concerts at the Barbican. Alongside this, Tamestit appears in Antoine Tamestit & Friends a complementary BBC Radio 3 chamber music series where he is joined by a cast of his closest musical friends.

We caught up with Antoine to ask the burning questions about his journey to becoming a classical musician and why he chose the viola, his favourite repertoire and how he approaches introducing young people to classical music!

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The London Symphony Orchestra residency at Konzerthaus Dortmund

On Friday 24 & Saturday 25 September we play the first concerts and run the first outreach activities of our new residency at the Konzerthaus in Dortmund, Germany.

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Six things you should know about Bohuslav Martinů

Whilst Czech composers Dvořák, Smetana and Janáček are firm concert favourites here in the UK, it is quite rare to hear the music of their fellow compatriot Bohuslav Martinů. The composer’s music and his biography are not what you might expect.

Read on to find out more about Bohuslav Martinů’s life and hear some of his music at the Barbican on Wednesday 6 October, when Antoine Tamestit opens his LSO Artist Portrait by performing his ravishing, late Rhapsody-Concerto, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

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Green Thinking – Our LSO Truck

Great Big Green Week

As a part of the Great Big Green Week – a nationwide celebration of action on climate change, taking place across the UK from Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 September – the LSO staff team and members are taking time this week to think, act and learn more about eco-friendly practises, both within and outside of the LSO.

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