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We talk to violist Antoine Tamestit

We talk to violist Antoine Tamestit

By | October 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm | No comments

Ahead of his concerts with the LSO in November, performing the famous solo role in Berlioz's Harold in Italy, we caught up with violist Antoine Tamestit to find out about his musical background and what he's looking forward to about performing with the LSO and Valery Gergiev....

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Gergiev on conducting Berlioz: ‘You throw yourself into the ocean of musical ideas’

Gergiev on conducting Berlioz: ‘You throw yourself into the ocean of musical ideas’

By | October 23, 2013 at 9:37 am | No comments

With the Orchestra now back from their travels to New York, the start of the LSO's next series with Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev – a major exploration of the quintessentially Romantic composer Hector Berlioz – is just over a week away. Gergiev and the LSO will be...

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We talk Berlioz with Karen Cargill

We talk Berlioz with Karen Cargill

By | October 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm | No comments

Mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill will be joining the LSO and Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev for four concerts at the Barbican in October and November, plus a tour to Europe. As part of this autumn's Berlioz series, she'll be singing the composer's song cycle Les nuits d'été and...

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Today’s LSO Futures events, plus a chat with Toby Young

Today’s LSO Futures events, plus a chat with Toby Young

By | April 11, 2013 at 5:24 pm | No comments

Today we’ve been continuing LSO Futures week, our celebration of new music, with two events at LSO St Luke’s – an Artist Conversation with composer Colin Matthews, who spilled the beans about his musical inspirations and 40-year career, and the annual Panufnik Young...

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LSO Futures: two composers give us their thoughts

LSO Futures: two composers give us their thoughts

By | April 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm | No comments

This week, as we celebrate the world of new music with our mini-festival LSO Futures, we’re giving you the chance to get to know some of the emerging composers at the cutting edge of music right now. For today’s blog, we’ve given two previous participants of the LSO’s...

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Welcome to LSO Futures week

Welcome to LSO Futures week

By | April 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm | No comments

Tonight we’re kicking off LSO Futures week, a celebration of new music and young composers, with a UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica concert at LSO St Luke’s, featuring British composer Tansy Davies. Davies, who the LSO first singled out as one to watch in 2005, is one of the many...

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Q & A with Ian Bostridge

Q & A with Ian Bostridge

By | September 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm | No comments

Ahead of his concert with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis on Thursday 4 October, we spoke to Ian Bostridge about Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn, his memories of performing with the LSO and his career, which has taken him from academic to celebrated tenor. Can you remember the...

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