A heads-up for timpani and percussion players aged 14–24: the dates for this year's Timpani & Percussion Academy will be 15–19 July 2017. Applications will open shortly, and we'll post a link to the application form when it's available. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Las chance to apply: the deadline for applications to the 2017 Panufnik Composers Scheme is midday today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
We are looking for six composers to take part, working towards a three-minute commission for the London Symphony Orchestra. If that sounds like something you'd like to work towards, the countdown is on!
Over the moon with the reaction to our new branding, which we revealed a week ago. We'll be rolling it out in full from September, but here's a great write up by Creative Review on what's in store: [ Creativereview.co.uk Link ]
This week we're welcoming two exciting young artists making their LSO debuts, Alpesh Chauhan - Conductor and Benjamin Grosvenor. We talked to Alpesh about his preparations, his idols, his time as Assistant Conductor to Andris Nelsons, and his love of a fine Italian red... [ Bit.ly Link ]
Not a lot of tickets left for Thursday's concert, so grab one now. Link in the article...
Mahler 6 horns, taken after last night's performance at Philharmonie Luxembourg:
Estefanía Beceiro Vazquez
A few snaps from this morning's 2017/18 season launch press conference. The reaction so far has been wondeful. Can't wait for the new era to arrive in September. Get all the details at [ Lso.co.uk Link ] #lso201718
Our 2017/18 season has just been announced, along with Sir Simon Rattle's vision for the LSO as he becomes Music Director, and our new visual identity. For full listings, the press release, details of the vision and the story of how we have embedded the music into our new look, visit our microsite at [ Lso.co.uk Link ]
Just a little note... we'll be launching our 2017/18 season, the first with Sir Simon Rattle as Music Director, tomorrow morning at 10am GMT. Stay tuned for the announcement and concert listings... #lso201718
Having chosen his perfect Mahler tool, Neil Percy now has to get it back to the Barbican Hall. Bit of a trek with such a hefty item...
Watch Neil and his colleagues perform Mahler Symphony No 6 and Mark-Anthony Turnage's Remembering conducted by Sir Simon Rattle live on YouTube this Thursday 19 January at 7.30pm GMT. Watch the build up here on Facebook Live at 7pm GMT. #lsolivestream