LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme: 2014 scheme commissions announced


The LSO is delighted to announce the names of the two composers taking part in the 2014 Panufnik Composers Scheme who have received five and ten minute commissions for performance in the LSO's 2016/17 season...

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A warm welcome to our new Principal Oboe


We're delighted to welcome oboist Olivier Stankiewicz to the LSO as our new Principal Oboe. Olivier's first official day as a member is today, Sunday 26 July 2015.

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Press release: Classical Live on Google Play


LSO IS THE FIRST UK ORCHESTRA TAKING PART IN CLASSICAL LIVE, THE FIRST AND ONLY INITIATIVE OFFERING CURRENT RECORDINGS EXCLUSIVELY ON GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC

The London Symphony Orchestra is taking part in a new partnership to launch the inaugural phase of Classical Live, the first and only initiative offering up-to-date recordings on Google Play Music. Through the global reach of Google Play Music, Classical Live aims to broaden the audience for classical recordings by expanding the base of fans who will discover these new recordings through both digital downloads and streaming subscription in all 58 countries where the service is available, at play.google.com.

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A tribute to James Horner


The London Symphony Orchestra is sad to hear of the death of one of its long-time collaborators, the film composer James Horner.

The Orchestra's relationship with Horner began in the early 1980s with the score to Peter Yates' Krull, and continued for over 20 years. The list of films we collaborated on includes Aliens, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Legends of the Fall and the 1995 Mel Gibson epic, Braveheart, many of which were nominated for, and won, Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys and BAFTAs.

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Daniel Harding named Music Director of Orchestre de Paris


Congratulations to our Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Harding on his appointment as Music Director to the Orchestre de Paris, announced on 11 June 2015. We wish him every success.

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