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 ]

LSO Academy

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!

London Symphony Orchestra - Panufnik Composers Scheme

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 ]

New LSO identity translates Sir Simon Rattle's conducting into graphic form - Creative Review

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...

London Symphony Orchestra - Interview: Alpesh Chauhan

Mahler 6 horns, taken after last night's performance at Philharmonie Luxembourg:
Timothy Jones
Angela Barnes
Estefanía Beceiro Vazquez
Jonathan Lipton
Bertrand Chatenet
Jeffrey Bryant
Hugh Seenan
Robert McIntosh
Stephen Craigen


Photo c/o Angela Barnes
Philharmonie Luxembourg have gone all out and got the Mahler Hammer its own dressing room tonight! It's head will be so big it won't fit back in its box later...
And so to Luxembourg, for Mahler 6 with Sir Simon Rattle at Philharmonie Luxembourg. This photo of the venue was taken by Maxine Kwok-Adams from our hotel.
This morning we took the early train to Paris and are ready to play Mahler 6 at the fabulous Philharmonie de Paris.

Given its recent prominence in concerts this month, first in Ligeti Le grand macabre and now in Mahler 6, fame seems to have gone to the Hammer's head...
We managed to get our YouTube stream back up and running, so come on over and chat to us: [ Youtube.com Link ]

The LSO plays Mahler 6

Tonight's performance of 'Remembering' is not the only Mark-Anthony Turnage work that we've been honoured to premiere.

Watch Mark-Anthony discuss his piece 'Speranza' with conductor Daniel Harding. The Times called it "...a work gorgeously streaked with searing melodies simply stated then draped in rainbow polyphony."

Listen here: [ Smarturl.it Link ]

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Turnage: Speranza & From the Wreckage - London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding & Håkan Hardenberger

We're about to start tonight's concert. Watch now on medici.tv: [ Medici.tv Link ]

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Turnage and Mahler

We're two hours away from our live event here on Facebook. Join us at 7pm GMT, when Rachel Leach will be introducing tonight's concert and some of the people involved.

We then switch over to YouTube at 7.30pm GMT, where we'll be streaming the concert live, for free. Watch here: [ Youtube.com Link ]

MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE Remembering 'In Memoriam Evan Scofield' (world premiere, LSO...
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Live: London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle play Turnage and Mahler

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Mark-Anthony Turnage and Mahler, live on Thursday 19 January 2017 at 7.30pm GMT. Ma...

Here's how you start a rehearsal on your Music Director (Designate!)'s birthday... Happy birthday Sir Simon.
Rehearsing Mark-Anthony Turnage and Mahler earlier. All those seats awaiting c.1900 bottoms tomorrow night.
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
The full 2017/18 season listings, including a 10-day celebration of Sir Simon Rattle's arrival as Music Director in September, can be viewed at [ Lso.co.uk Link ]

Season 2017/18

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

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