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An interview with Bojan Čičić of the Illyria Consort

Ahead of BBC Radio 3's 'Baroque Travels' on Friday 4 June, we asked Bojan of the Illyria Consort about returning to live performances, how he selected repetoire from rare music of 17th and 18th century Europe, as well as what the inspiration was behind forming the Illyria Consort ensemble.


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'Music is feeling, then, not sound': Joe Bates on his piece Muted the Night

'Muted the Night marks a major step forward in my musical ideas and moments of enormous change in my personal life.' Written during his time on the 2019/20 LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme and due to be workshopped by the Orchestra in March 2020, composer Joe Bates heard his piece performed for the first time one year on, in March 2021. This month, you can hear it for the first time too. Read on to find out more.


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Get to know the conductors in this year's Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition

This year's event will see three young conductors battle it out to win the position of LSO Assistant Conductor in the final round of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2021. Find out more about the 20 shortlisted conductors here. 


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A symphony in three and a half minutes: Jonathan Woolgar

Three and a half minutes is not enough time in which to fit several movements of a symphony. But what about just their beginnings? Something like this idea lies behind Jonathan Woolgar’s PROTO-SYMPHONY, a grand symphony in its smallest possible form. Written during his time on the 2019/20 LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme and due to be workshopped by the Orchestra in March 2020, Jonathan heard his piece performed for the first time one year on, in March 2021. This month, you can hear it for the first time too. Read on to find out more.

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