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Interview with Mané Galoyan

Soprano Mané Galoyan discusses her performance of Berthe in LSO Live’s new release of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète.

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Interview with Sally Beamish

Sally Beamish discusses her work Distans ahead of it’s UK premiere at the Barbican on 20 June.

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From the Archive: Thomas Busby's Speech

Images and transcript of the never-before-seen speech from our archive, written by founding member, Thomas Busby.

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How the LSO became THE film music orchestra

Is your favourite film music the bursting opening of Star Wars? The stirring brass of Superman? The eerie swirl of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? Whichever you love, it’s likely the London Symphony Orchestra recorded it.

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The Making of 'Always Moving' 2024/25

Go behind the scenes of the LSO’s 2024/25 season film and artwork, which uses EEG technology to capture the emotions of LSO audience members as they listen to the Orchestra.

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Barbara Hannigan: The 2024/25 Season

Barbara Hannigan, LSO Associate Artist, introduces her concerts in 2024/25.

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Obituary: Peter Gane, 1948-2024

The London Symphony Orchestra is saddened to hear of the death of Peter Gane, former Assistant Principal Trombone.

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Press Release: BMW & LSO renew partnership

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Sing Gospel with André J Thomas and the LSO at the Barbican

Sign up to sing gospel music in concert at the Barbican this November. Free to take part and open to any level of experience.

Explore 2023/24

Our conductors introduce the programmes they’ve curated in the 2023/24 season.

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Sir Antonio Pappano: The 2023/24 Season

‘I worked with the LSO for the first time in 1996, at Abbey Road Studios, to record an opera. I’ll never forget the first down beat, when the orchestra just exploded with activity and panache and derring-do. It felt like I’d gotten into a Ferrari and pushed the gas pedal down!’

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Sir Simon Rattle: The 2023/24 Season

‘This is music that suits the LSO so perfectly, with their virtuosity, passion, and their sense of humour and refinement.’

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Gianandrea Noseda on the 2023/24 Season

‘What is crucially important when we perform is to be able to tell a story, to be narrators,’ says Gianandrea Noseda, LSO Principal Guest Conductor. He introduces his 2023/24 season, including music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Carl Orff.

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François-Xavier Roth conducting the LSO at the Barbican

François-Xavier Roth on the 2023/24 Season

‘As a conductor, I always want to have contact with new music. Reading and studying a new score is like musical fitness – it’s stimulating for my eyes, for my brain, and for my music-making, and it affects my reading of the older music.’

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Michael Tilson Thomas – the 2023/24 Season

Conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas’ relationship with the LSO spans over five decades – and it is a partnership that grows more rewarding every time he returns. ‘The LSO has been part of my life since I was 24 years old,’ he says. ‘The spirit of the orchestra remains much the same today.’

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Barbara Hannigan – the 2023/24 Season

Barbara Hannigan, LSO Associate Artist, opens the 2023/24 Season at the Barbican with four electrifying concerts. Here, she introduces her concerts.

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André J Thomas: Gospel Explosion

‘Gospel music does not apologise. It comes straight out, fiery and quick. It’s like lighting a firecracker – you start with a sizzle and that’s it.’

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