Welcome to our new Principal Trumpet: James Fountain

Revealing our newest Member of the Orchestra: James Fountain! As LSO Principal Trumpet, James follows in the footsteps of some of his brass-playing heroes including Philip Cobb, Maurice Murphy, Rod Franks, Howard Snell and Willie Lang. We spoke to James to find out more about his journey to the hot seat.

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Welcome to our new Principal Cello: David Cohen

We are so happy to welcome our new Principal Cello to the LSO family! David Cohen hails from Belgium, and alongside a very busy solo career has held the position of Principal Cello of the Philharmonia, Artistic Director of the Melchoir Ensemble and the founder and Artistic Director of the chamber music festival, “Les Sons Intensifs”, not to mention Professor at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Mons in Belgium and Trinity Laban in London.

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Setting Shakespeare to Music

On Thursday 25 November and Thursday 16 December the LSO celebrates all things Shakespeare with music inspired by some of The Bard’s most famous works: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and King Lear.

To mark the occasion, we take a closer look at how music featured in Shakespeare’s drama, how his audience experienced music and different interpretations of his plays in classical music.

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Winter Watch Parties: An interactive experience with Vialma and the LSO

If you're interested in forging a deeper connection with our musicians and performances then there's no better way than through Vialma's exclusive Winter Watch Parties, including our next collaboration coming up next week.

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Soweto Kinch: Music Can Bring Us Together

On Friday 19 November Soweto Kinch and the LSO perform the world premiere of his work White Juju at the Barbican as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Interviewer James Drury spoke to Soweto recently to find out more about his music, style and inspirations.

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