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Press release: Music Academy of the West and London Symphony Orchestra announce new transatlantic partnership, to launch this summer

The Music Academy of the West and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) today announce a major new partnership, based at the Academy’s annual Summer School and Festival in Santa Barbara, California, and at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s in London.

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Press release: Simon Rattle presents people's concert in Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square will be transformed into a giant free music stage for Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra to present BMW Classics on Sunday 1 July 2018.

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Press release: LSO announces full details of Stockhausen performances in Tate Modern as tickets for its 2018/19 season go on sale

The London Symphony Orchestra today announced full details of its performances of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s orchestral masterpiece Gruppen which will take place at 16.30 and 18.15 on Saturday 30 June 2018 in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. The announcement comes as Sir Simon Rattle’s second season as LSO Music Director, which runs from September 2018 to June 2019 at the Barbican, goes on sale.

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Obiturary: Nelson Cooke 1919–2018

The LSO is sad to hear of the death of former Principal Cello Nelson Cooke on Wednesday 7 February 2018. He was 98 years old. 

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2018 Panufnik Composers Announced

Guided by renowned composer Colin Matthews along with other mentors, the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme enables composers to experiment over time and develop their orchestral writing skills. The LSO is delighted to announce that our 2018 composers are ...

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