Press Release: BMW LSO Open Air Classics 2016


London Symphony Orchestra performs Tchiakovsky's 1812 Overture in London's Trafalgar Square in the fifth BMW LSO Open Air Classics concert.

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Panufnik Composers Scheme 2015 Commissions Announced


The LSO is delighted to announce the names of the two 2015 Panufnik Composers Scheme composers who have received five- and ten-minute commissions for performance in the LSO's 2017/18 season.

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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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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Sir Simon Rattle's tribute


LSO Music Director Designate Sir Simon Rattle gives a short tribute to composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies ahead of the world premiere of his final work, The Hogboon.

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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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