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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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Obituary: Hugh Masekela 1939–2018

The LSO is sad to hear of the death this morning of South African trumpet legend Hugh Masekela. He was 78 years old.

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LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme – now open for applications for 2018

**UPDATE 14/12/2017: Applications for the 2018 scheme have now closed**
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Explore the possibilities of composing for one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras! Applications for the 2018 Panufnik Composers Scheme 2018 are now open.

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Press release: Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2018

The 15th Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition will take place in November 2018 and will be live-streamed for the first time.

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LSO Live helps percussionist Colin Currie to launch his record label

“One of the greatest musicians in the world today” - Steve Reich

The pioneering classical percussionist Colin Currie launches his own record label, beginning with a recording of Steve Reich’s Drumming, out in March 2018. Distributed by LSO Live and its partners worldwide, Colin Currie Records is a platform for the soloist's diverse projects, celebrating the extraordinary developments for percussion music over the past century.

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