Wynton Marsalis and Nicola Benedetti on the creation of a new concerto
On Friday 6 November, the LSO and Nicola Benedetti perform the world premiere of a new Violin Concerto by Wynton Marsalis, the result of a collaboration between the violinist and composer that has spanned over eleven years. We spoke to Nicola and Wynton to find out how they ended up working together, the inspirations behind this new piece, and what to expect from the concert in November.
This weekend sees Valery Gergiev's final project as LSO Principal Conductor, a cycle of ballet scores from Bartók and Stravinsky, comes to a close. In this blog, we look back at the other ambitious projects that have defined his tenure...
We caught up with composer, conductor and music educator Michael Betteridge ahead of the forthcoming LSO Family Workshop Reveal Ravel, which he will be leading. Read on to find out what's in store at the workshop and learn a bit more about Michael.