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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

Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company

By | March 26, 2009 at 8:59 am | No comments

Wednesday 25 March Boston. Two musicians drop in at the offices of Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company (our tour sponsor) to play to 200 employees after a hard days work. The whole event had a truly British theme with bowler hats and British beers in...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, US Coast to Coast March 2009

Gareth’s Classic FM moment

By | December 10, 2008 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments

The LSO on Tour blog has hit the airwaves - Classic FM has interviewed our wordsmith Gareth for their daily podcast, and will feature more on the Japan tour in future podcasts. Listen, download or subscribe to it here: And while we're...

Posted in: Japan December 2008, LSO On Tour

Brussels with Pierre Boulez, 6 & 7 May 2008

By | May 9, 2008 at 2:59 pm | No comments

With all the flying visits the LSO makes, often playing in a different city every night, it was somewhat of a relief for the players to be performing two concerts in the same venue on consecutive nights! This was however slightly tempered with the knowledge that the repertoire...

Posted in: Brussels May 2008, LSO On Tour

Next tour blog – New York and Chicago, October 2007

By | August 30, 2007 at 11:15 am | No comments

Coming soon... Look out for the next blog, written by Principal Flautist Gareth Davies, in October 2007. The LSO will be arriving in New York on 15 October, playing three concerts at the Lincoln Center with Sir Colin Davis, and then moving on to Chicago on 22 October for one...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, New York/Chicago October 2007

Next tour blog – Florida International Festival, July 2007

By | June 4, 2007 at 10:39 am | One comment

Coming soon ... Look out for a new blog from the LSO's residency at the Florida International Festival in Daytona Beach, USA. The Orchestra arrives in Daytona on 19 July...

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival July 2007, LSO On Tour

Normal service

By | April 22, 2007 at 12:41 am | No comments

Sorry for the gap in blog entries everyone! Tom has emailed me from Beijing to say that he's having trouble logging in from there so hasn't been able to post since they were in Japan! Hopefully he'll be back online soon and can update us on the Chinese leg of the tour. Jo...

Posted in: Far East April & May 2007, LSO On Tour

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