The Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus in rehearsal for last night’s concert – thanks for joining us Alain Altinoglu and Gautier Capuçon!

(Photo by Robert Garbolinski)
Love these mornings with our Orchestral Artistry students.
When the London Symphony Chorus sing Ravel Daphnis & Chloe at tonight's concert, this is what's going on inside: [ Link ]

(headphones required, and make sure you don't accidentally spend hours playing with it...)

Pink Trombone
Who would you like to see inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame? Add your vote by Sunday 9 April.

Vote Now in the Gramophone Hall of Fame 2017
Just because it's Bach's birthday.

(H/T Classical Music Humor)
Here's a choice: you can buy a Balcony ticket for our concert with Sir Simon Rattle on 17 September 2017 on StubHub for £120.99; or you can buy a ticket in the same area for £20 from the LSO website.

Moral of the story: always buy tickets for our concerts directly from the LSO or Barbican Centre websites!
‘I found myself in front of the Opera’s orchestra without ever having taken a conducting class. The first minute was stressful, but the musicians played along … Without that, no doubt I’d have remained a pianist.’

We have a new face on the podium this week: a very warm welcome to Alain Altinoglu. Find out how he got his first break as a conductor in this new blog: [ Link ]

London Symphony Orchestra - Meet Alain Altinoglu
Waiting for Brahms German Requiem. Photo by Julian Gil Rodriguez.
Conductor Fabio Luisi and Chorus Master Simon Halsey at today's tutti rehearsal for Brahms German Requiem with the London Symphony Chorus. Thanks the photo LSC!
Our next free live streamed concert, live from the Barbican Centre.

Join us live on YouTube from 7pm BST: [ Link ]
(See the event time in your timezone: [ Link ].

The concert will also be streamed live on, and will be available to watch on demand afterwards.

From 6.30pm BST: Rachel Leach introduces the concert and artists live on Facebook.

DEBUSSY Prélude à...
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Live streamed concert: Debussy, Bartók & Bruckner

This weekend: Brahms German Requiem. [ Link ]
It was a huge pleasure to record this album with 2CELLOS. Out today!
A very warm welcome to Igor Levit, making a "heroic" debut with the LSO tonight: Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto.
40 years ago we had just finished the sessions for a little film called Star Wars. Very few people realised what would happen next.
Next month The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will be appearing at the Barbican Centre with two former members as soloists, who now just happen to be the LSO's Principal Trumpet and Co-Principal Trombone. Here's a little look at what's in store on 22 April: [ Link ]

London Symphony Orchestra - A New Generation: Philip Cobb and Peter Moore perform with the NYBB
Some of the official photos of last night's gala at St. Paul's Cathedral, in which the Lord Mayor of London Andrew Parmley performed Saint Saens Organ Symphony with the LSO.

Needless to say we now require all soloists to be processed into the concert accompanied by the Company of Pikesmen and Muskateers!

You can find out more about the Lord Mayor's Appeal and the beneficiaries of last...
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History is made as the Lord Mayor of London Andrew Parmley becomes the first Lord Mayor for 800 years to play a solo in concert. Tonight's gala was for the Lord Mayor's Appeal, raising funds for LSO Discovery, Music in Hospitals and St Paul's Cathedral Music Outreach.

The echo from the last note of the Saint Saens Organ Symphony will still be echoing this time tomorrow!
Ready for tonight's gala at St. Paul's Cathedral with the Lord Mayor of London on the organ.
Thanks to Q2 Music for choosing our new recording with Thomas Adès as their 'Album of the Week'!

Read more about these three modern classics - Asyla, Tevot and Polaris - on their page and enjoy the full album using the link below: [ Link ]

Thomas Adès Blazes With Wit and Brilliance in Orchestral Album