Beethoven 250 Timeline

In 2020, people around the world celebrate 250 years since the birth of Beethoven. Find out about the life and work of this musical titan, discover key moments in the world that Beethoven knew, and see how his legacy continues long after his death with our timeline.

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Five things you didn’t know about Lisa Batiashvili

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili returns to the LSO on Thursday 13 February to perform Berg's Violin Concerto, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Here's five things you might not know about this superlative musician.

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Spring's Classic FM Recommended Concerts

At the LSO, we are proud to have been Classic FM’s Orchestra in the City of London for over 17 years. Each season, a selection of our concerts come recommended by Classic FM. Here’s our round-up of spring's Classic FM recommended concerts and a look at where the music, performers and more sit in the LSO’s history.

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Family Viols: Hille & Marthe Perl at Baroque at the Edge

Hille is nothing less than one of the world’s most inspirational and engaging gamba-players, but she is also a woman whose open-hearted personality communicates itself to audiences in a captivating way, and whose wide range of interests keeps her musicmaking fresh and alive. She is joined at LSO St Luke's on Saturday 11 January by her viol-playing daughter Marthe.

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Lunar New Year Premieres: LSO composers – past and present – tell us about a night of new music

What better way to ring in the Lunar New Year than with new music? Following a sold-out debut in January 2019, artist collective Tangram return on 25 January to interweave folk melodies with brand new compositions. We caught up with composers Raymond Yiu, Jasmin Kent Rodgman and Alex Ho – all LSO composers of past and present – to find out more about the music we'll hear on Lunar New Year.

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