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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 | No 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 | No comments

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...

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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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Making the Grade 1

Making the Grade 1

By | May 23, 2013 at 11:54 am | One comment

We all know that it takes years of study and hard work to learn an instrument to the standard required to play in the LSO. We are lucky to have some of the world's best musicians in our orchestra. So what happens when you give a musician a different instrument and ask them to...

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You Must Go … to The Show Must Go On launch

You Must Go … to The Show Must Go On launch

By | May 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments

Regular readers of this blog will know that for some time Gareth Davies, our Principal Flute and blog author, has been working on a book based on his musings on this blog. We're delighted to be able to tell you that the result, The Show Must Go On: on tour with the LSO in...

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What’s on at the Festival today: Day 11

What’s on at the Festival today: Day 11

By | April 1, 2013 at 9:13 am | No comments

Here’s what you can enjoy on day 11 of the LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival: 10am to 2pm: Family Day Aimed at families with children under 8, this Open Day celebrates a decade of Early Years Workshops and family events at LSO St Luke’s. On Easter Monday the...

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What’s on at the Festival today: Day 10

What’s on at the Festival today: Day 10

By | March 30, 2013 at 9:05 am | No comments

Here’s what you can enjoy on day 10 of the LSO St Luke’s 10th Birthday Festival: 10am to 6pm: Not(e) Perfect Orchestra A unique opportunity to be part of an orchestra for a day. Not(e) Perfect is for those who wish they hadn’t given up playing their instruments. Paul...

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