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A farewell to Patrick Harrild, Principal Tuba


After nearly 30 years as the man in the Principal Tuba seat, Patrick Harrild's last official day as a Member of the London Symphony Orchestra has dawned. Tonight he'll play his last concert – Mahler 7 with Gianandrea Noseda and Berg Violin Concerto with Janine Jansen – before he heads off into retirement.

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Seven facts about Mahler and his Seventh Symphony


On Thursday 6 April, the London Symphony Orchestra will perform one of Gustav Mahler's lesser-known works, Symphony No 7. We have found out some interesting facts about the piece and composer, so you don't 'Gust'-have to. 

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Meet Alain Altinoglu


2016/17 is an exciting season for Alain Altinoglu – a year that marks his first season as Principal Conductor of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and debuts around the world, including with the LSO on 23 March. In anticipation of his first performance with the Orchestra, we learn more about the conductor, from his early days as a conductor to his love of chess.

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A New Generation: Philip Cobb and Peter Moore perform with the NYBB


On Saturday 22 April Bramwell Tovey and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britian are joined by LSO Principal Trumpet Philip Cobb and LSO Co-principal Trombone Peter Moore for a vibrant programme of British and American music for brass band.

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Introducing Susanna Mälkki


The Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra steps in for an indisposed Valery Gergiev on Sunday 12 March, making her LSO debut a year earlier than planned. Here’s five things you need to know about the life and career of Susanna Mälkki …

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