Welcome to the new members of our viola section

On Monday 16 April we're welcoming two new Members to the LSO, and both of them to the Viola section! Say hello to Steve Doman and Carol Ella.

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Setting all words: James Weeks interviews Michael Oesterle

Michael Oesterle’s piece all words is remarkably simple. It sets all 1,015 three-letter words in the Scrabble dictionary to music. Before performing it at BBC Radio 3 Open Ear on Saturday, EXAUDI’s director James Weeks caught up with Michael to ask an even simpler question, ‘Why on earth would a composer do this?’

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Serge Vuille interviews Fritz Hauser

On Saturday 14 April, Serge Vuille and electro-acoustic percussion collective We Spoke: New Music will perfrom at BBC Radio 3 Open Ear at LSO St Luke's. Ahead of the performance, Serge caught up with composer Fritz Hauser, who tells us about how cicadas inspired his piece As We Are Speaking.

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New releases from Rattle & Gergiev on LSO Live

We take a look at forthcoming releases on the Orchestra's record label, including a box set of the complete Rachmaninov symphonies and a new concert film featuring Sir Simon Rattle & Pierre-Laurent Aimard. 

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Susanna Mälkki on Sibelius, Elgar, and becoming a conductor

As Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Susanna Mälkki is in demand around the world. We caught up with her ahead of her return to the LSO on 15 April.

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