LSO On Tour

Wherefore art thou, Gareth and Maxine?

By | March 22, 2015 at 10:25 am | 2 comments

Gareth and Maxine are still writing about their life in the LSO. Visit these links for all the news and gossip: Gareth's Words and Music blog (including his latest post from the current tour on the US west coast) Maxine's Musical Orbit...

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All We Like Sheep

All We Like Sheep

By | November 5, 2014 at 12:43 am | 20 comments

The day we arrived in Madrid, a demonstration was taking place where farmers exercised their ancient right to drive sheep through the centre of town. It caused chaos of course, as traffic was brought to a standstill. It was much like when the LSO arrives at an airport and we...

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Last stop. Berlin.

Last stop. Berlin.

By | September 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm | One comment

As we leave Essen, the end of the tour is in sight. I often get the same sensation as the tour begins to wind down, like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I find myself enjoying the concerts more as the repertoire becomes set in the fingers with repetition. But today...

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Khadambi’s House residency

Cave-painting: my first lines for the launch at Khadambi’s House

By | March 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm | No comments

I’ve never experienced a residency like this before, and I can’t imagine myself lucky enough to find another – it is truly in a land of its own. In short, I’m creating music with the LSO and the National Trust in response to the breathtaking home of the late Khadambi Asalache at 575 Wandsworth Road [...]

Artist Interviews

LSO International Violin Festival: Gil Shaham

By | April 9, 2015 at 9:17 am | No comments

The LSO International Violin Festival takes place throughout April, May and June, bringing together a line-up of superstar soloists for a celebration of all things violin, from concerts on the Barbican stage featuring the cornerstones of the violin repertoire to chamber recitals, LSO Discovery events, free lunchtime concerts, and free events hosted by The Strad, featuring violin makers exhibitions [...]


Create an opera in a day? No problem!

By | November 7, 2014 at 11:59 am | One comment

Yasmin Hemmings is the LSO’s Discovery and LSO Live Trainee, and has been working at the LSO for just a few weeks. Create an Opera in a Day was one of her first projects to be involved in, and she gives us an account of the day. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On Saturday 1 November, families arrived at [...]

LSO Discovery

Getting to know Dogs Don’t Do Ballet author, Anna Kemp

By | April 9, 2015 at 6:20 pm | No comments

The next LSO Family Concert on Sunday 26 April 2015 is based on Anna Kemp’s hit 2010 book Dogs Don’t Do Ballet. It stars pug pup Biff who doesn’t like ordinary canine stuff like peeing on lampposts or scratching fleas. Biff loves moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog, Biff thinks [...]

Behind the Scenes

BMW LSO Open Air Classics – some tips

By | May 11, 2014 at 10:42 am | No comments

The day is finally here – BMW LSO Open Air Classics in Trafalgar Square starts at 6.30pm this evening. If you don’t already know what this is, you can find full details here. If you’re planning to come, here’s a few practical tips which should help make everyone’s evening run smoothly and be even more [...]

LSO Live

Berlioz and Mendelssohn: Pure Audio Blu-ray Releases

By | October 28, 2014 at 4:51 pm | No comments

LSO Live’s newest releases, Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique & Overture: Waverley, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 3, Overture: The Hebrides & Schumann’s Piano Concerto, are not only musically captivating, but are also the first on the label to be released in the exciting new format, Pure Audio Blu-ray. So what is Pure Audio Blu-ray?   Pure Audio Blu-ray is an exciting new format which [...]

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