In the Spotlight: Philip Cobb and the Haydn Trumpet Concerto


Philip Cobb was appointed LSO joint Principal Trumpet in 2009 while he was only 21 years of age and on Thursday 22 September he will be stepping into the spotlight in a performance of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. He sat down with Rebecca Sharp to talk about the piece, performing with the LSO Brass Ensemble and growing up with the UK brass band tradition.

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Lung: Inspirations and Programme Note


Former Panufnik Scheme composer Jack Sheen will have his piece Lung, the 2014 scheme 10-minute commission, premiered by the LSO and Daniel Harding at the Barbican on 25 September. Here, he talks us through five key works that influenced the music and we share the work's programme note written by Jo Kirkbride...

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Touring the summer festivals 2016


On Wednesday 24 August we embark upon a tour of Europe's summer music festivals with our new Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.

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The London Symphony Chorus and the Verdi Requiem


On Sunday 18 and Tuesday 20 September the London Symphony Chorus will join the Orchestra for a performance of Verdi's Requiem, a work that the Chorus have been performing for 50 years.

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Empty Hand, Peaceful Mind


For the last Showcase, LSO Soundhub Phase I composer Ben Gaunt composed a piece for karate practitioner and two musicians. In this blog he explains how and why he went about this unusual task.

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