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Elsa Bradley from Abstruckt talks Open Ear

On Saturday 13 January at LSO St Luke's theatrical percussion collective Abstruckt presents music by Wally Gunn and Elliot Cole at BBC Radio 3's first Open Ear of 2018. Elsa Bradley told us about the programme:

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Farewell to Nigel Broadbent, first violin

On Thursday 21 December we say goodbye to one of the stalwarts of the London Symphony Orchestra, first violinist Nigel Broadbent, who retires after 38 years in the Orchestra.

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Seasonal deals at LSO Live

In the run up to Christmas, find exclusive deals in the LSO Live sale. 

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Welcome to our new Principal Trumpet, David Elton

On 11 December we welcomed a new member of the Trumpet section: joining Phil Cobb as Principal Trumpet is David Elton. 

David comes to the LSO from the the Sydney Symphony Orchestra where he was Principal Trumpet for the last six years, having previously held the same position with the West Australian (2005–2011) and Adelaide (2000–2004) Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed as a guest principal with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic, and is a member of the Australian Brass Quintet. We asked him to introduce himself.

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Bushra El-Turk on workshopping her Panufnik piece Tmesis with the LSO

Before applications for the 2018 Paunfinik Composers Scheme close next Wednesday 13 December, former LSO Panufnik composer Bushra El-Turk tells us about what it was like working with the LSO as she combined Middle Eastern and Western art music for her piece Tmesis.

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