Throughout the centenary commemmorations of World War I we have been researching the history of the LSO and its musicians during the war years. Today, 100 years after his death while on active service, we remember trumpeter Sydney Moxon.
In 1966, the parishes of St Luke’s on Old Street, now LSO St Luke's, and St Giles’ Cripplegate, now just across the water from the Barbican Centre, joined together to form a single community in the heart of London after St Luke's was forced to close due to structural damage. The united congregation is still thriving today.
Composer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian has been working hard on a new work for her residency at Khadambi's House, 575 Wandsworth Road, for a performance which will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook on the 22 October. She explains her concept for the work, Inkwells, written in the fascinating 'eye-music' style and the process through which the work has come.
Hello there, this is a short post to explain what’s happening on 22 October. Basically, Khadambi’s beautiful house is not big enough to accommodate you all for a concert, so we’re bringing it to your computers instead, via YouTube and Facebook! It’s a first of its kind for the LSO, the National Trust, 575 Wandsworth Road, and for me.
In the Spotlight: Philip Cobb and the Haydn Trumpet Concerto
Philip Cobb was appointed LSO joint Principal Trumpet in 2009 while he was only 21 years of age and on Thursday 22 September he will be stepping into the spotlight in a performance of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. He sat down with Rebecca Sharp to talk about the piece, performing with the LSO Brass Ensemble and growing up with the UK brass band tradition.