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LSO St Luke’s: a decade of discovery

LSO St Luke’s: a decade of discovery

By | March 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm | No comments

In 109 years of history, one of the most important developments for the LSO has been the opening of LSO St Luke’s, the UBS and LSO Music Education Centre on Old Street, EC1. From a neglected and derelict church, structurally unsafe, without a roof and with vegetation growing...

Posted in: LSO St Luke's 10th Birthday Festival Live Blog

Marathon Man Mike

Marathon Man Mike

By | February 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm | No comments

The LSO is an orchestra that really needs its Friends - and we're lucky to have so many supporters who volunteer their time and money in order to help us achieve things we wouldn't normally be able to. Did you know that our 23-year-old LSO Discovery education and community...

Posted in: LSO Discovery

From music venue to Christmas party central…

From music venue to Christmas party central…

By | December 13, 2012 at 10:43 am | No comments

The observant among you might have noticed that each December LSO St Luke's, our Music Education Centre and venue on Old Street, mysteriously vanishes from our events guides. So what's happening in there for a whole month? This year we brought in a camera to give you a glimpse...

Posted in: Behind the Scenes

A Concert Fit for a Queen

A Concert Fit for a Queen

By | December 10, 2012 at 6:08 pm | No comments

On Wednesday 5 December, we were honoured to host our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, at the Barbican Hall for a concert honouring this year's winner of the Queen's Medal for Music. [caption id="attachment_2015" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Queen meets LSO Managing...

Posted in: Behind the Scenes

Who are the 2012 Finalists?

Who are the 2012 Finalists?

By | September 30, 2012 at 11:02 am | No comments

Congratulations to this year's Finalists: Alexandre Bloch, Ben Gernon and Stamatia Karampini. Here's a little background information: Alexandre Bloch Driven by communicative enthusiasm and energy, Alexandre Bloch is the founding musical director of Orchestre Antipodes, which...

Posted in: Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition Live Blog

Who is Toby Deller?

Who is Toby Deller?

By | September 29, 2012 at 10:11 am | No comments

You may have noticed that we have a guest blogger on the LSO blog this weekend. We have invited Toby Deller to sit in on all three days of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition to lift the lid on the sessions that are not open to the public - in previous years the...

Posted in: Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition Live Blog

About this live blog

About this live blog

By | September 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm | No comments

This year's Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition takes place from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 September at LSO St Luke's and the Barbican Hall. From nearly 200 entries, 20 candidates have been selected to take part in the two days of preliminary rounds, with three finalists...

Posted in: Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition Live Blog

Everyone Take A Bow!

Everyone Take A Bow!

By | June 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm | No comments

I gave up the dream of performing professionally a long time ago – quite honestly I had neither the talent for it nor commitment to the hours of practice required! But I have happily made my career working on the other side of the footlights as the LSO’s Digital Marketing...

Posted in: LSO Discovery

LSO Discovery at 20

LSO Discovery at 20

By | June 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm | No comments

In 1990, twenty three years ago, the London Symphony Orchestra began its education and community programme LSO Discovery. And twenty three years later it is still going strong, getting bigger every year, bringing the LSO and classical music into the lives of countless...

Posted in: LSO Discovery

Film: LSO at the Daytona Beach International Festival

By | May 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm | One comment

We captured some of the LSO working and playing hard at the Daytona Beach International Festival in this video. Enjoy! And do let us know what you...

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival April 2009, LSO On Tour

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