This season we are running a new early evening concert series, Half Six Fix. These concerts start at 6.30pm and last for roughly one hour, without an interval.The programme will feature one or two major works, which the conductor will introduce from the stage. And to bring you closer to the action, we'll have screens to showcase the performers and programme notes available on our Android or iPhone device. You can also enjoy the music with a drink.
98 years ago today, 27 October 1919, saw the LSO perform the world premiere of one of the most popular works in the repertoire: Elgar's Cello Concerto. It may be popular now, but it wasn't always the case...
9 things you didn’t know about Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2
Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 is one of the most popular and recognisable concertos in the classical repertoire. Widely enjoyed but played only by the most skilful pianists, it has been performed in concert halls consistently since 1901. But how much do you really know about this landmark piece?
This month we welcome Bernard Haitink back to the Barbican for concerts on Tuesday 10, Sunday 15 and Thursday 19 October. Ahead of concerts delving into some towering figures of the Romantic era, here are our picks for the renowned conductor’s best releases on our record label, LSO Live.