Obituary: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934–2016)


The LSO is deeply saddened to hear of the death of the composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies on Monday 14 March 2016.

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London Symphony Orchestra announces changes to its family of conductors from the 2016/17 season


  • Gianandrea Noseda becomes Principal Guest Conductor

  • Michael Tilson Thomas becomes Conductor Laureate

  • André Previn becomes Conductor Emeritus

The London Symphony Orchestra today announces exciting changes to its line-up of conductors, taking effect from the 2016/17 season. Gianandrea Noseda joins Daniel Harding as Principal Guest Conductor; Michael Tilson Thomas becomes Conductor Laureate; and André Previn becomes Conductor Emeritus.

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Pierre Boulez: Sir Simon Rattle's tribute


Sir Simon Rattle dedicated the performances of Pelléas et Mélisande on 9 & 10 January 2016 to Pierre Boulez. Here is the text of his tribute, spoken at the beginning of the performances, in full:

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Press release: London Symphony Orchestra 2016/17 season at the Barbican


The London Symphony Orchestra today launches its 2016/17 season at London’s Barbican Centre, where the Orchestra has been Resident since it opened in 1982. An ambitious array of concerts are presented featuring the LSO’s close family of artists and guest stars. Highlights include:

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Pierre Boulez: our Chairman's tribute


LSO Chairman and Sub-Leader Lennox Mackenzie remembers conductor and composer Pierre Boulez, who has died at the age of 90.

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