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24 Day Classical Countdown: Instagram Challenge

Join us in spreading some festive cheer (and music) with our 24 Day Classical Countdown.


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Meet composer and artist Sasha Siem

Sasha Siem

Sasha Siem workshopped and composed her orchestral piece Ojos del Cielo in 2008 as a participant on the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme. Ahead of a free concert broadcast featuring a re-recording of the work, available from Sunday 22 November, Sasha told us all about the piece, reuniting with it (and her younger self) years later and how it has inspired her to bring the worlds of pop and orchestral music together.


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Meet conductor Stephanie Childress

On Thursday 5 November, Stephanie Childress conducts the Orchestra in a programme of Kaija Saariaho, Sibelius and Mendelssohn, streamed live from LSO St Luke's and available to watch on Medici TV from 6.30pm GMT. We caught up with her to hear about her memories of listening to 70s funk as a child, playing with the LSO String Academy, and how she's preparing to conduct this performance after stepping in at short notice.


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Six Things You Should Know About Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

One of the most recorded and performed violin concertos going, and a must-learn piece for aspiring solo violinists, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto is arguably unrivalled in its popularity. Whether you've listened to it one or 100 times, here are six things you should know about it…


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Karen Cargill on lockdown and Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Mezzo-Soprano Karen Cargill stars in our performance of Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle, premiering on our YouTube channel from 7pm GMT on Sunday 1 November. We asked her for a Zoom chat to find out more about her.

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