LSO Local: One weekend, 32 musicians, over 20 performances

Over the weekend of 25–27 September, LSO musicians gave performances all across London (and beyond) as part of our very first LSO Local weekend. From care homes to cafes, churches to warehouses, this player-led project brought music to local communities.

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Peter Donohoe: Music to lift the spirits 203 days after last performing with other people

Peter Donohoe plays the piano

'During September and October I'm at LSO St Luke's three times. I'm thinking of taking an apartment nearby actually.' We were thrilled to take the opportunity recently to sit down with Peter Donohoe and talk about his return to performing after lockdown, plus a Piano Concerto that lifts the spirits!

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Teasing out the 'inner life' of music by Brahms and Berg: The Heath Quartet

The Heath Quartet sit together at a table.

After six months away, we're delving headfirst into the music of Johannes Brahms as BBC BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts return to LSO St Luke's this September. Tracing the influence of the Romantic titan's music on the generations that would follow, we're welcoming a roster of extraordinary musicians, including the Heath Quartet, who make their return to the Jerwood Hall on Friday 25 September.

Ahead of the concert, we asked how it feels to resume live performances as a quartet, and what the music they've selected means to them. 

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IDAGIO meets ... Jonathon Heyward

Jonathon Heyward (© Jeremy Ayres Fischer)

Get to know conductor Jonathon Heyward ahead of his LSO debut on 30 September with this guest blog from IDAGIO. Read the interview in full in their magazine here

Jonathon's concert of Dvořák & Stravinsky can be streamed live via the IDAGIO Global Concert Hall, and will also be available to watch on demand for 48 hours after. Click here to find out more and buy your digital ticket. 

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Where Bach neighbours beer: Our weekend project at the LSO Tottenham warehouse, with Beavertown Brewery

The LSO Tottenham Warehouse: bought in 2013, it's since become home to our LSO touring truck and all sorts of Orchestra paraphernalia. But in lockdown and beyond, the space has been evolving! On 26 and 27 September – for the first time – the warehouse becomes our latest performance venue in the LSO Beavertown Taproom Sessions, an exciting weekend of events in partnership with our neighbours on the industrial park, Beavertown Brewery.

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