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Panufnik Composers Scheme: 2016 commissions announced

The LSO is delighted to announce the names of the two composers taking part in the 2016 Panufnik Composers Scheme who have received five and ten minute commissions for performance in the LSO's 2017/18 season.

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Press release: Lennox Mackenzie awarded prestigious RPS/ABO Salomon Prize for orchestral musicians


Lennox Mackenzie, sub-leader and former Chairman of the London Symphony Orchestra, awarded prestigious RPS/ABO Salomon Prize for orchestral musicians.

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London Symphony Orchestra announces François-Xavier Roth as Principal Guest Conductor


The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has announced that François-Xavier Roth will become its Principal Guest Conductor from September 2017.

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Press release: BMW LSO Open Air Classics 2017 in Trafalgar Square, London


Rising star pianist Behzod Abduraimov makes his London Symphony Orchestra debut in Trafalgar Square at BMW LSO Open Air Classics 2017

Sunday 21 May 2017 6.30pm, Trafalgar Square, London

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Obituary: Gervase de Peyer (1926–2017)


The LSO is sad to hear of the death on 3 February 2017 of its former Principal Clarinet Gervase de Peyer. Gervase joined the Orchestra in 1955, leaving in 1972 to continue his work with the Chamber Music Society of which he was a founder member at the then-relatively new Lincoln Center in New York.

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