Hello again Eastbourne! Only a week after our last visit we’re back at Eastbourne Theatres, this time with a programme of much-loved classics including Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 [ Lpo.uk Link ]
Even if you weren’t next to a radio on Wednesday evening it’s not too late to listen to our (pretty fantastic) Mozart and Rachmaninoff concert with Julian Bliss that was broadcast live from Southbank Centre – catch up on the BBC Radio iPlayer [ Lpo.uk Link ]
‘The victory at the very end of the piece doesn’t just stand for Napoleon, or Beethoven, but for the possibilities of the symphony itself, which is revealed as a carrier of new weight and meaning as never before in its history.’
Tonight we’re bringing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) to a sold-out Southbank Centre. Dive into the history of this truly legendary masterwork with Tom... View details ⇨
As soon as rehearsals wrapped up last night our ever-dedicated brass section hot-footed it straight down to Waterloo station to join members of the London Philharmonic Choir for a rousing round of carols, raising not only festive cheer among commuters but also much-needed funds for Save the Children. Thanks to all those who stopped to listen and joined in the singing!
This Giving Tuesday we’re spreading the word about our FUNharmonics Appeal, which is helping us to fund subsidised tickets, hire instruments for ‘have a go’ music sessions, purchase resources for pre-concert art workshops, and ultimately fulfil our goal of making orchestral music accessible to all. Find out more about the appeal and donate by following the link below. Thank you! [ Lpo.uk Link ]
After some Monday inspiration? Channel your inner woodwind virtuoso and have a go at building yourself a carrot clarinet with the help of this handy TEDx talk. Or why not go off-piste - parsnip cor anglais? Turnip ocarina? Let us know how you get on!
And if that piques your interest join us and Julian Bliss with his non-edible clarinet for Mozart and Rachmaninoff this Wednesday evening at... View details ⇨
We’re very excited about our sold-out Southbank Centre concert on Friday night, at which we’ll be performing Beethoven’s electrifying Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), which was recently judged the greatest symphony ever written in a survey of 151 conductors by BBC Music Magazine. Do you agree, and if not which symphony do you think should have topped the list? [ Lpo.uk Link ]
We’re on the road again! But thankfully only as far as the seaside this time, making another of our regular visits to Brighton Dome tonight and Eastbourne Theatres tomorrow evening, and bringing a top-notch programme of Glinka, Walton and Tchaikovsky.
There are still some tickets available for tonight's concert!
At our concerts in Brighton and Eastbourne this weekend we’ll be joined by acclaimed American cellist Dane Johansen for Walton’s Cello Concerto. Although we’re assured that on this occasion Dane will be reaching us via conventional means of transport, he does have a history of taking the scenic route to his concerts; in 2014 he walked the 600-mile long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route... View details ⇨
Did you know that Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony was brutally panned when it premiered in 1897, sending the composer into a three year period of depression and writer’s block? Thankfully after therapy Rachmaninoff was finally able to establish himself as a talented symphonist with his rapturously received Second Symphony in 1908, and it is this firm favourite that we’re bringing to Southbank... View details ⇨
If you can’t wait for Ray Chen to be exceptionally entertaining when he joins us for Brahms’s Violin Concerto in January, then you may be interested to know that Classic FM have helpfully put together this listicle [ Lpo.uk Link ]
Alongside our busy concert schedule on tour we've also found time for all sorts of other fun, including tucking into teppanyaki in Berlin, slurping oysters in Paris, and introducing the sporting world to LPO FC in Frankfurt. Here are some of our favourite pictures from the tour so far...
Book now to join us next July for our 2017 Charity Golf Day, raising money for the orchestra’s education and community programmes with LPO musicians and celebrity guests. Find out more and reserve your place here [ Lpo.uk Link ]
★★★★★ ‘Sweet, fresh and supple, powered by muscular brass and cooled by scissoring strings, the London Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of Dvořák's Ninth Symphony under Robin Ticciati was revelatory in its beauty and seriousness.’ The Times
Our concert at Southbank Centre last week was very well received – you can read more reviews here [ Lpo.uk Link ]
We need your help! LPO first violinist Ji Hyun Lee’s violin is missing. The precious nineteenth-century French instrument was last seen on the 22.09 train from London Waterloo to Dorking on Wednesday 9 November.
Police have been helping in the search, but anyone with information is asked to contact us on 020 7840 4200 or email Ms Lee at email@example.com [ Lpo.uk Link ]