Welcome to our new LSO Fourth Horn, Jonathan Maloney

Last month, we welcomed our newest LSO Member, French horn player Jonathan Maloney. We took the opportunity to ask him a little bit about himself.

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Happy Retirement Noël Bradshaw

On 10 April we say a fond farewell to Noël Bradshaw, one of our longest-serving Members having joined the LSO Cello section some 40 years ago! Before we wish him well on his retirement, his good friend Robert Turner, LSO Viola, quizzed Noël on composers, conductors, concert halls and more.

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Joel Järventausta: Synaesthesia, extra-musical stimuli and Sunfall

LSO Futures on Sunday 3 April is a feast of new music at the Barbican. It features the world premiere of a new Trumpet Concerto by Scottish composer Helen Grime, the UK premiere of Francisco Coll’s Violin Concerto, created especially for Patricia Kopatchinskaja, and the world premiere of Sunfall by London-based Finnish composer Joel Järventausta. James Drury spoke to Joel to find out more about his new piece.

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Happy Retirement Jennie Brown

Jennifer Brown plays her final concert as an LSO Member on 3 April, just a few weeks short of hitting 40 years in the Cello section. Rebecca Gilliver, LSO Principal Cello, penned a tribute to her colleague.

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The Crafting of a Concerto: Introducing new music from Helen Grime

Contemporary British composer Helen Grime has had an illustrious composing career since her debut in 2007. Described as a composer who 'writes as though her music needs to be told' (The Guardian), the world premiere of her Trumpet Concerto night-sky-blue, written for and performed by virtuoso Håkan Hardenberger on Sunday 3 April, is one you won't want to miss. We spoke to Helen about her music, her inspiration and what to expect from the concert. Read on to find out more.

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