The world's favourite note?


One idle Saturday we posed the question on Facebook: what's your favourite (musical) note? And why? Not for any particular reason, but just because we could. Because what is social media for, if not for idle chit-chat?

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Introducing Janine Jansen


 

This season sees the return of violinist Janine Jansen, who will be performing with the LSO as part of our Artist Portrait Series over February and April. We find our more about her career, her history with the LSO and her thoughts on pieces she will be performing. 

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INTERVIEW: Peter Sellars talks Le grand macabre

Peter Sellars talks Le grand macabre, the similarities between Ligeti and Mozart, and what it's like to work with Sir Simon Rattle …

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Interview: Alpesh Chauhan


Conductor Alpesh Chauhan is one to watch this year. As former Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor Designate of Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini Parma, the 26-year-old is already making an impact across Europe. We get to know the young conductor ahead of his debut with the LSO on Thursday 26 January, where he will be joined by pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1


On 14 December, the London Symphony Orchestra will perform Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1 with soloist James Ehnes and conductor Fabien Gabel. 

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