London Symphony Orchestra appoints Sir Antonio Pappano as Chief Conductor

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) announced today the appointment of Sir Antonio Pappano as its Chief Conductor from September 2024, becoming Chief Conductor Designate in September 2023. He steps down from his post as Music Director of the Royal Opera House at the end of July 2024.

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LSO Live: Out 16 April, Sir Antonio Pappano conducts new recording of Vaughan Williams Symphonies Nos 4 & 6

Sir Antonio Pappano to release new recording with London Symphony Orchestra, 16 April

Sir Antonio Pappano's latest recording with the London Symphony Orchestra features a pairing of Vaughan Williams Symphonies that span the build-up and aftermath of the Second World War. Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 4 & 6 will be released via the Orchestra's LSO Live label on CD, download and for streaming from 16 April. 

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LSO Live: Orchestra's label to release recording of Rachmaninoff Symphony No 2 conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle releases recording of Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle conducts from memory the uncut version of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No 2 on his first LSO Live release of 2021. Available on CD, download and for streaming from 19 March. 

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Obituary: John Duffy

The LSO is saddened to hear of the death of John Duffy, former LSO Double Bass and later Personnel Manager, on 14 February.

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Obituary: Osian Ellis (1928–2021)

Osian Ellis

The LSO is saddened to hear of the death earlier this month of former Principal Harp, Osian Ellis. Osian joined the LSO in 1961 as Principal and was a member of the orchestra until his retirement in 1994.

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