New on LSO Play: Shostakovich Symphony No 5


We are delighted that the latest work for our award-winning site LSO Play, Shostakovich Symphony No 5, is now available to watch online. The performance is conducted by LSO Conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas and was recorded at the Barbican Hall in March 2015.

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Jonathan Dove's The Monster in the Maze wins a British Composer Award


Jonathan Dove's community opera The Monster in the Maze has won a British Composer Award in the Amateur or Youth Performers category. The award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) was presented at a ceremony at the BFI in London last night.

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Lord Mayor's Appeal to benefit thousands of young musicians through the LSO


The new Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, has announced that his charitable appeal for 2017 will benefit thousands of young musicians through the London Symphony Orchestra [LSO] Discovery programme.

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Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann wins the 14th Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition


The winner of the 14th Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition is the 26-year-old German conductor Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann. His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent presented Niklas Hoffmann with the award tonight, following a public concert in which the London Symphony Orchestra was conducted by three finalists at London’s Barbican Hall.

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Obituary: George Reynolds (1938–2016)


The LSO is saddened to hear of the death on Friday 11 November 2016 of George Reynolds. George was a valued member of the LSO Trumpet section from 1963 to 1978 during which time he travelled with the Orchestra all over the world including on the Diamond Jubilee World Tour in 1964.

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