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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

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: www.classicfm.co.uk/sectional.asp?id=17535 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

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