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Read Full Post about Classic FM Recommends in 2024/25
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Classic FM Recommends in 2024/25

Nine concerts in our 2024/25 season, hand-picked by our partner Classic FM.

Read Full Post about Michael Tilson Thomas: The 2024/25 Season
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Michael Tilson Thomas: The 2024/25 Season

As our Conductor Laureate joins us to celebrate his 80th birthday in December 2024, friends and Members of the LSO look back over his decades-long relationship with the Orchestra.

Read Full Post about Sir Simon Rattle: The 2024/25 Season
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Sir Simon Rattle: The 2024/25 Season

Our Conductor Emeritus introduces his 2024/25 season and the musical celebrations planned for his 70th birthday.

Read Full Post about Sir Antonio Pappano: The 2024/25 Season
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Sir Antonio Pappano: The 2024/25 Season

Our Chief Conductor introduces his 2024/25 season, from brand new works to British symphonies and opera classics.

Read Full Post about Happy World Piano Day
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Happy World Piano Day

On the 88th day of the year (referencing the 88 keys of the piano), we celebrate Piano Day. Browse videos, articles and future concerts related to all things piano!

Read Full Post about What you should know about Ralph Vaughan Williams
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What you should know about Ralph Vaughan Williams

Discover the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams, the quintessential British composer, known for his evocative symphonies, folk music collecting and enduring legacy.

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Read Full Post about Press Release: The LSO launches its 2024/25 season
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Press Release: The LSO launches its 2024/25 season

The London Symphony Orchestra today launches its 2024/25 season at London’s Barbican Centre and LSO St Luke’s.

Read Full Post about Obituary: Peter Eötvös, 1944–2024
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Obituary: Peter Eötvös, 1944–2024

The LSO was saddened to hear of the death of conductor and composer Péter Eötvös, who passed away on 24 March.

Read Full Post about Six composers appointed to the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme
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Panufnik 2024/25 Composers

Six composers appointed to the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme

The London Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the six composers who will take part in its annual Panufnik Composers Scheme in 2024/25, part of the Orchestra’s artist development programme supporting the next generation of musical talent.

Explore 2023/24

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

Read Full Post about Sir Antonio Pappano: 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!’

Read Full Post about Sir Simon Rattle: The 2023/24 Season
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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.’

Read Full Post about Gianandrea Noseda on the 2023/24 Season
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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.

Read Full Post about François-Xavier Roth on the 2023/24 Season
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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.’

Read Full Post about Michael Tilson Thomas – the 2023/24 Season
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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.’

Read Full Post about Barbara Hannigan – the 2023/24 Season
Barbara Hannigan
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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.

Read Full Post about André J Thomas: Gospel Explosion
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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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