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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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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LSO Live: Gianandrea Noseda continues his Shostakovich Symphony Cycle on the Orchestra's record label

Gianandrea Noseda releases Shostakovich Symphonies Nos 9 & 10 on LSO Live

With the release of Symphonies Nos 9 & 10 on 5 February, Gianandrea Noseda and the London Symphony Orchestra approach the halfway point in their cycle of the complete Shostakovich Symphonies, recorded live in concert at the Barbican Hall. 

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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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Sir Simon Rattle announces an extension of his contract as Music Director until 2023 and accepts lifetime position of Conductor Emeritus thereafter

Sir Simon Rattle conducts at LSO St Luke's © Mark Allen

Sir Simon Rattle has announced that he will extend his current agreement with the London Symphony Orchestra as Music Director until 2023.

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