On Wednesday 15 February we'll be welcoming John Wilson as he steps in at short notice to conduct the LSO for the first time in a main season concert. Here are five things that you might not know about the intrepid saviour of our Wednesday night.
Tomorrow night's Soundhub Showcase at LSO St Luke's features a whole host of new music from composers on the LSO Soundhub composers' scheme, including several by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian. Cevanne has spent the last couple of years as resident composer at Khadambi's House, 575 Wandsworth Road, a beautifully hand-decorated National Trust property owned by LSO Patron Susie Thomson. In this post Cevanne describes how she has been preparing for this showcase of her work...
This season sees the return of violinist Janine Jansen, who will be performing with the LSO as part of our Artist Portrait Series over February, March and April. We find our more about her career, her history with the LSO and her thoughts on pieces she will be performing.
One idle Saturday we posed the question on Facebook: what's your favourite (musical) note? And why? Not for any particular reason, but just because we could. Because what is social media for, if not for idle chit-chat?
Conductor Alpesh Chauhan is one to watch this year. As former Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor Designate of Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini Parma, the 26-year-old is already making an impact across Europe. We get to know the young conductor ahead of his debut with the LSO on Thursday 26 January, where he will be joined by pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.