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Composing for the LSO Community Choir: Alex Roth on his latest commission


Composer Alex Roth joined the Panufnik Composers Scheme in 2014 and has continued his time with the LSO as one of the LSO Soundhub Associates. He was commissioned by the LSO Community Choir, formed from people who live or work around the LSO St Luke's area, to write a new piece for their concert this Autumn. Ben Palmer asked him how it was going... 

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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.

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A Community Singing Day for All


LSO Communications Manager Fabienne Morris went along to the recent A Taste of America Community Singing Day at LSO St Luke's to stretch her vocal cords and find out if singing really is for everyone.

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Gergiev's Principal Projects


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...

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Michael Betteridge Reveals Ravel for Families


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.

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