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Get to know the conductors in this year's Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition

This year's event will see three young conductors battle it out to win the position of LSO Assistant Conductor in the final round of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2021. Find out more about the 20 shortlisted conductors here. 


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'Music is feeling, then, not sound': Joe Bates on his piece Muted the Night

'Muted the Night marks a major step forward in my musical ideas and moments of enormous change in my personal life.' Written during his time on the 2019/20 LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme and due to be workshopped by the Orchestra in March 2020, composer Joe Bates heard his piece performed for the first time one year on, in March 2021. This month, you can hear it for the first time too. Read on to find out more.


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A Month in the LSO Life: April with Maxine Kwok

No two months are the same at the London Symphony Orchestra. In the month that we welcomed back Principal Guest Conductor Giananadrea Noseda, we caught a few minutes with Maxine Kwok, LSO First Violin. From coaching to radio shows, world premieres and Zoom meetings ahead of #MayTheFourth, she told us all about her April.

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A symphony in three and a half minutes: Jonathan Woolgar

Three and a half minutes is not enough time in which to fit several movements of a symphony. But what about just their beginnings? Something like this idea lies behind Jonathan Woolgar’s PROTO-SYMPHONY, a grand symphony in its smallest possible form. Written during his time on the 2019/20 LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme and due to be workshopped by the Orchestra in March 2020, Jonathan heard his piece performed for the first time one year on, in March 2021. This month, you can hear it for the first time too. Read on to find out more.

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Out now - Sir Antonio Pappano's Vaughan Williams

Sir Antonio Pappano to release new recording with London Symphony Orchestra, 16 April

Our new album with the LSO's next Chief Conductor is out now! Read on to find out the story behind the Orchestra's acclaimed performances of Vaughan Williams' powerful Fourth and Sixth symphonies with Sir Antonio Pappano. Click here to find the album where you listen.

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