Final Symphony: available to download


Monday 23 February 2015 sees the release of the long awaited album Final Symphony: Nobuo Uematsu's music from the video games Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X in new arrangements by Masashi Hamauzu, Jonne Valtonen and Roger Wanamo.

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Welcome to new members


Two new members of the LSO have joined us so far in 2015: Alexander Edmundson, joining the Horn section, and Daniel Newell, joining the trumpet section. Both have the title of Co-Principal (No 3) in their respective sections, and join their colleagues Tim Jones, Angela Barnes and Jonathan Lipton (horns) and Philip Cobb and Gerry Ruddock (trumpets). Meet them below:

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Press release: LSO International Violin Festival


LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS AN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN FESTIVAL FEATURING TWELVE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT VIOLINISTS 
April – June 2015

The London Symphony Orchestra’s remarkable International Violin Festival, which begins on 8 April and runs for three months, brings together twelve stars of the violin world and showcases a form that has long captivated audiences – the violin concerto.

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Press release: Roby Lakatos and his ensemble join forces with the LSO


ROBY LAKATOS ENSEMBLE AND THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORM AN EVENING OF GYPSY-INSPIRED MUSIC CONDUCTED BY KRISTJAN JÄRVI

Thursday 5 March 2015
Barbican Hall, London

The London Symphony Orchestra is joined by leading Romani violinist Roby Lakatos and his Ensemble on 5 March in Dance of the Gypsy Violin, a concert featuring music which explores the violin’s wilder side through an array of Hungarian and Gypsy-inspired tunes, conducted by Kristjan Järvi. The programme will include Brahms’ Rondo alla zingarese, Kodály’s Háry János Suite, Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen and more.

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Obituary: Contessa Yoko Ceschina


Contessa Yoko Ceschina
1932–2015

The London Symphony Orchestra was greatly saddened to learn of the death over the weekend of 10/11 January 2015 of Contessa Yoko Ceschina, a loyal supporter of the Orchestra and a generous patron of music and the arts across the world.

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