Behind the Scenes

Play time

Play time

By | October 5, 2013 at 11:57 am | No comments

There aren’t that many documented instances of the intersection between the worlds of classical music and football.  Nessun Dorma’s use during Italia 90 is one that sticks out (in a performance made famous by one time goalkeeper Luciano Pavorotti), along with my personal...

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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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LSO Live moves house

LSO Live moves house

By | September 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm | No comments

Earlier this week LSO Live moved into the LSO’s brand new, enormous warehouse. Between five staff and the LSO lorry, we moved 476 boxes from one end of London to the other in just under 6 hours. With each box on average weighing 13kg it was definitely quite a hefty work out!...

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Today’s LSO Futures events, plus a chat with Toby Young

Today’s LSO Futures events, plus a chat with Toby Young

By | April 11, 2013 at 5:24 pm | No comments

Today we’ve been continuing LSO Futures week, our celebration of new music, with two events at LSO St Luke’s – an Artist Conversation with composer Colin Matthews, who spilled the beans about his musical inspirations and 40-year career, and the annual Panufnik Young...

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LSO Futures: two composers give us their thoughts

LSO Futures: two composers give us their thoughts

By | April 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm | No comments

This week, as we celebrate the world of new music with our mini-festival LSO Futures, we’re giving you the chance to get to know some of the emerging composers at the cutting edge of music right now. For today’s blog, we’ve given two previous participants of the LSO’s...

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Welcome to LSO Futures week

Welcome to LSO Futures week

By | April 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm | No comments

Tonight we’re kicking off LSO Futures week, a celebration of new music and young composers, with a UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica concert at LSO St Luke’s, featuring British composer Tansy Davies. Davies, who the LSO first singled out as one to watch in 2005, is one of the many...

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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...

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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...

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