Pierre Boulez: Sir Simon Rattle's tribute

Sir Simon Rattle dedicated the performances of Pelléas et Mélisande on 9 & 10 January 2016 to Pierre Boulez. Here is the text of his tribute, spoken at the beginning of the performances, in full:

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Pierre Boulez: our Chairman's tribute

LSO Chairman and Sub-Leader Lennox Mackenzie remembers conductor and composer Pierre Boulez, who has died at the age of 90.

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Proposals for a Centre for Music in London move forward as feasibility study published

As London expands, a proposal for a building to inspire a new generation of music-lovers:

  • A world-class concert hall, built for the digital age

  • An education facility offering immersive experiences for all 

  • A digital offer available to the whole of the UK and internationally

  • Engagement for London’s communities and young people

  • A renewed commitment to London as a world musical centre

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Obituary: Pierre Boulez (1925–2016)

The LSO is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Pierre Boulez, celebrated composer, conductor, musical thinker and modernist icon, on 5 January 2016.

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Obituary: Jack Maxwell JP (1925–2015)

The LSO was saddened to learn of the death of Jack Maxwell last Sunday, 6 December 2015. Jack, together with his wife Pamela, had been a patron of the LSO since the early seventies.

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