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BMW Classics: practical tips

BMW Classics, our free open air concert in Trafalgar Square, takes place on Sunday 1 July 2018 at 5pm. This will be our seventh annual event and is a fantastic opportunity to listen to the LSO, live and for free, in one of London's most iconic landmarks. 

If you're planning to come, here's a few practical tips which should help make everyone's evening run smoothly and be even more enjoyable.

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Why the piano sounds so old and what we can do about it.

With his Open Ear debut coming up on Saturday 30 June, Joseph Havlat explores the problems with contemporary music for solo piano, and how he’s trying to solve them.

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How to play the Harp with a Milk Frother

Ahead of their Open Ear debut at LSO St Luke’s on 30 June, The Hermes Experiment gave us a sneak peek at some of their extended (and more caféological) performance techniques, as well as a look at the pieces they’ll be playing.

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Conductor Duncan Ward on Stockhausen's Gruppen

On Saturday 30 June we will be heading to the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern for the first time to perform two epic sonic works – Messiaen's Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum and Stockhausen's Gruppen.

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Welcome to our new Principal Oboe, Juliana Koch

On Friday 1 June we welcome a new member of the Orchestra, Juliana Koch, who joins Olivier Stankiewicz as Principal Oboe.

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