Bernard Haitink, 1929–2021

The LSO was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Bernard Haitink, who has passed away at the age of 92.

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Latest News from the LSO Composer Schemes

We are delighted to share the latest news from our LSO Discovery composer schemes, including details of new music performances available to watch online, two commissions and the composers progressing on the LSO Soundhub Scheme.

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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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London Symphony Orchestra receives funding in the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

A statement from Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director London Symphony Orchestra following the announcement of the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund:

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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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