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LSO Soundhub's Anselm McDonnell: Folding Northern Ireland's parade culture into contemporary music

Experience never-before-heard music from composers of the here and now on Saturday 10 April. Premiered on our YouTube channel, LSO musicians and friends perform four new pieces, the product of 15 months of development, change and discovery for their creators. Composer Anselm McDonnell tells us more about his music ahead of the concert …


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A Month in the LSO Life: February with James Maynard

No two months are the same at the London Symphony Orchestra. We recently caught up with James Maynard, LSO Trombone, to ask him some quickfire questions about what February had in store: from LSO Discovery online musical projects, to 'luge-style' sledging on a 50-year-old sledge!


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'Hope for the Future': New music influenced and performed by young musicians

Throughout the pandemic, young musicians have seen so many of their out-of-school musical opportunities – which are vital to support their social contact, mental health and musical progression – disrupted or cancelled. LSO Discovery knew it was important to find new ways of working with young musicians of the LSO East London Academy, and to provide an exciting, rewarding and fun project for these young people against the backdrop of 2020 and its challenges …


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From Ginastera to Kasazola: Just some of the Latin American composers we love

Our latest concert broadcast with Sir Simon Rattle takes us on an adventure across continents, stopping off at the Argentinian pampas of Alberto Ginastera in his Variaciones concertantes Op 23. New to Ginastera? Read more about him and four fellow iconic composers of Latin America below.

Do you have your own favourite Latin American composers? Share them with us on social media.


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The Healing Power of Music: Bringing music back into hospitals

Simon Halsey conducts the London Symphony Orchestra

When the coronavirus pandemic started at the end of March 2020, LSO Discovery’s long-standing work in three Barts Health NHS Trust hospitals in East London, like so much of our other activity, ground to a halt.


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