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LSO Panufnik Composer Blog: Lara Poe

Lara Poe shares her experiences of the LSO Panufnik Composers scheme – including rare insights into orchestral playing and what it's like to compose music for the LSO.

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Charles Hamilton Sorley: 1914–15 in Letters

On Sunday 4 November the LSO performs James MacMillan’s poignant memorial to the fallen of World War I, All the Hills and Vales Along. The piece sets poetry by the solider Charles Sorley, who was killed in action in 1915. We took a look at how he was affected by the war through his letters and personal correspondance.

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An interview with Jaime Martín & Philippe Jordan

We spent some time getting to know Philippe Jordan, Music Director of the Opéra de Paris, and flautist-turned-conductor Jaime Martín, who make their LSO debuts in concerts at the Barbican this month.

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A tale of two friends, a buried treasure and joy unsung

On a quest for cake, good friends Presto and Zesto suddenly find themselves lost in Limboland. Read the moving and unusual story about how this quirky tale from much-loved children’s authors Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks came into existence.

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Behind the programme: De Falla, Lalo and Stravinsky with Jaime Martín

Jaime Martín makes his LSO conducting debut with a programme that features ballet suites by Igor Stravinsky and Manuel de Falla, alongside Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. We talked to Jaime about how the programme came to life and his collaboration with violin soloist Christian Tetzlaff.

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