LSO On Tour

All We Like Sheep

All We Like Sheep

By | November 5, 2014 at 12:43 am | 18 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...

Posted in: Germany Tour September 2014, LSO On Tour

Too many options…

Too many options…

By | September 12, 2014 at 1:11 am | One comment

If like me, you spend a large number of days sleeping in a strange bed, that is to say, hotel beds, then you’ll be familiar with the sensation of waking up in the middle of the night and not knowing where you are. Last night in Luxembourg, seven of us were in a separate hotel...

Posted in: Germany Tour September 2014, LSO On Tour

DFCC 2014 Live Blog

The winning post

By | December 9, 2014 at 12:10 am | No comments

The news is that Elim Chan has been awarded first prize in the 2014 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition. At the start of the day I really couldn’t have told you which way the result would go – who would second guess a competition jury when the candidates all had grounds for optimism? Of course, [...]

Artist Interviews

Interview: Xian Xhang

By | December 16, 2014 at 5:18 pm | No comments

As part of our Ones to Watch series of artist interviews we caught up with conductor Xian Zhang ahead of her  concert with the LSO at the Barbican on Sunday 18 January 2015. Her programme will include Verdi’s overture La forza del destino, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 2 with youtube piano superstar Valentina Lisitsa, De Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat, and [...]

Archives

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

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 [...]

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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