Composer to composer: Jack Sheen discusses 'Sarabande' with Linda Catlin Smith

LSO composer Jack Sheen interviews composer Linda Catlin Smith ahead of his forthcoming performance of Sarabande at BBC Radio 3 Open Ear on Saturday 30 September.

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Composer to composer: Jack Sheen and James Weeks discuss ‘Saenredam’

On Saturday 30 September 2017, LSO composer Jack Sheen will direct contemporary music group An Assembly in the first BBC Radio 3 Open Ear concert at LSO St Luke’s. Ahead of the concert, Jack sat down with James Weeks, one of the featured composers, to discuss ‘Saenredam’ from his work Schilderkonst.

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LSO Percussion Academy: Meet the Mentors

We speak to LSO Principal Percussion, Neil Percy, and Co-Principal Timpani, Antoine Bedewi, who will be mentoring some of the best young talent from across the UK in this year's LSO Timpani & Percussion Academy, culminating in a showcase on Wednesday 19 July.

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Keld: Kerry Andrew (You Are Wolf) explores her influences ahead of BBC Radio 3 Open Ear

Kerry Andrew has been performing as You Are Wolf since 2011, exploring English and American folk and original leftfield pop with touches of electronica, spoken word and wild vocal techniques. On Saturday 30 September 2017, she joins experimental Swiss percussionist Serge Vuille and composer Jack Sheen for 2017's first BBC Radio 3 Open Ear concert, an evening of cutting-edge contemporary music at LSO St Luke's. Ahead of her performance, Kerry gave us some insight into the driving forces behind her forthcoming album, and what we can expect from You Are Wolf on 30 September.

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A Trip to the Moon in words and pictures

On Sunday 9 July 2017 Andrew Norman's "opera for all" A Trip to the Moon received its UK premiere at the Barbican Centre in London. The concert also featured a performance of Sibelius Symphony No 2, with students from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama sitting side-by-side with the LSO.

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