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The LSO in World War I: Robert Carrodus

The LSO in World War I: Robert Carrodus

By | October 10, 2014 at 5:29 pm | One comment

The fifth blog in our series exploring the Members of the LSO who served in World War I tells the story of violinist Robert Carrodus. We don't actually know very much about violinist Robert Carrodus's life as a soldier in World War I - we think he served either in the West...

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The LSO in World War I: George Bennett

The LSO in World War I: George Bennett

By | October 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm | No comments

One of the joys of this project has been the correspondence that is has generated from the public, which has lead to new information coming to light about the LSO and its players during the war. Recently we were delighted to receive an email from Sam Young, who had read this...

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Interview: Rafael Payare

Interview: Rafael Payare

By | September 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm | No comments

We catch up with Venezuelan hot-shot Rafael Payare, recently appointed Chief Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra, who tells us why everyone ought to come to his LSO debut concert on Thursday 9 October… Imagine I don't know a lot about classical music. How would you describe...

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The LSO in World War I: Roy Robertson

The LSO in World War I: Roy Robertson

By | September 1, 2014 at 11:00 am | No comments

The third blog in our series exploring the Members of the LSO who served in World War I tells the story of violinist Roy Robertson. "Sympathetic reference was made in regard to those members of the Orchestra whom had joined His Majesty's Forces, viz: Messrs W H Reed,...

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The LSO in World War I: Harry Jackson

The LSO in World War I: Harry Jackson

By | August 18, 2014 at 10:09 am | No comments

In the second of our series of blogs remembering the service of LSO members in World War I we tell the story of horn player Harry (Harold) Jackson. "Sympathetic reference was made in regard to those members of the Orchestra whom had joined His Majesty's Forces, viz:...

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The LSO in World War I: Sydney Moxon

The LSO in World War I: Sydney Moxon

By | August 4, 2014 at 10:20 am | 2 comments

On 4 August 2014, 100 years since the entry of Great Britain into World War I, we are remembering trumpeter Sydney Moxon. Sydney was the first member of the LSO that we began to research as part of our project. We knew from the minutes of the AGM of London Symphony Orchestra...

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The LSO in World War I

The LSO in World War I

By | August 4, 2014 at 10:20 am | One comment

One hundred years ago today on 4 August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany and entered what was to become one of the deadliest conflicts in history. Today, along with the rest of the world, the London Symphony Orchestra remembers the sacrifices made on all sides so that we...

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#lso110

#lso110

By | June 10, 2014 at 4:47 pm | 4 comments

Yesterday on 9 June 2014 the LSO celebrated 110 years since its first concert on 9 June 1904, and we marked the occasion with a series of tweets of interesting facts about the LSO dug out of the less explored corners of our archive. We have been thinking a lot about our...

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BMW LSO Open Air Classics – some tips

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...

Posted in: Behind the Scenes

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

By | September 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm | No comments

Those coming to our Barbican concerts this season might spot some new faces among our regular family of visiting conductors - eleven maestros, new to the LSO (although not necessarily to London), will be pitching up throughout the year and introducing themselves to both the...

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