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Kristjan Järvi on the Divine Geometry of Baroque music and minimalism

Ahead of his performance with the LSO on Thursday 29 November, we talked to conductor Kristjan Järvi about what Bach, Handel, Radiohead and minimalism all have in common – as well as his philosophy for childlike musical discovery.

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Welcome to our new Assistant Conductor, Felix Mildenberger!

After a thrilling final, the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2018 came to a close on 22 November and Felix Mildenberger was crowned its winner and LSO Assistant Conductor for the next two years.

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The LSO in World War I: Armistice and Renaissance

Back in 2014 we began a project to uncover the story of the LSO and its players during World War I, marking the centenary of the start of the conflict. Four years later, to mark the centenary of the Armistice, we return to take a look at how the LSO was coping by the end of the War and what happened next.

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Two years on: In conversation with Niklas Benjamin Hoffman

In 2016, Niklas Benjamin Hoffman became the winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, after conducting the LSO in the Competition's final concert at the Barbican. Since then he has worked with the Orchestra as Assistant Conductor while establishing a diverse freelance career. We talked to Niklas about what happens over the three days of the Competition and what his advice is to the conductors who’ll be stepping onto the podium in 2018.

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EnCue: in-sync programme notes via smartphone app

Half Six Fix is a different way to experience the LSO. First-hand insights from the conductor, a relaxed atmosphere, great music, and the full impact of the London Symphony Orchestra – all in 60 minutes.

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