Always Playing

We want to bring great music to everyone, everywhere, even when we are unable to perform live.

When concert halls closed in March 2020, we launched our digital programme, Always Playing, to bring the LSO to your living rooms through twice weekly streams of concerts from our archives, lunchtime recitals, interviews, articles, playlists and activities for young people and families.

You can be sure to find the LSO online while ever we are unable to perform to audiences in the concert hall. We will keep bringing you more interesting articles, video snippets, quizzes and activities to enjoy from home, and we look forward to resuming our planned programme concert broadcasts from LSO St Luke’s as soon as it is safe to do so. Visit the Spring 2021 Broadcasts page for full details.

For now, please stay home, stay safe and stay in touch.


This Week

Look out for:

  • The LSO InstaQuiz
  • A deep dive into the archive
  • YouTube premiere of Schreker's Chamber Symphony with Duncan Ward
  • and much more ...

Watch

Digital Broadcasts

Full length concerts, brought to you by our streaming partners (via subscription or single ticket sales), plus excerpts and concerts on our YouTube channel (free).
Full details of Spring programming

Coffee Sessions

Short performances, with music chosen by LSO musicians, Coffee Sessions are the perfect length for you to grab a cup of coffee and take a short break.
Watch all of our Coffee Sessions

See more

Delve deeper into the music with interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes clips from lockdown and from our archives.
Explore our videos

Do

LSO Discovery: Activities for Schools, Families and Young People 

Fun, creative music-based tasks for young people, to continue learning whether you’re at home or at school - including our new concert for Key Stage 2 pupils, their teachers and their families, streaming on YouTube until Tuesday 16 February 2021.
Explore our Resources

Listen

Listen

Get some listening inspiration from our themed playlists, recommendations, and our Discographer Philip Stuart’s picks from the archive.
Get some listening inspiration

Read

Read

Blog posts, interviews, composer timelines and articles by music writers.
Read them all on our blog

Movie & Book Recommendations

Each week during Lockdown 1, we recommended one great film from the hundreds for which the LSO has recorded music – time to revisit these for your stay in Saturday nights! Plus our Stage Manager Nathan brought together a selection of his favourite audiobooks.
Explore our Movie Night Recommendations
Truck Drivers’ Book Club


Support the LSO's Future

The importance of music and the arts has never been more apparent than in recent months, as we’ve been inspired, comforted and entertained throughout this unprecedented period.

As we emerge from the most challenging period of a generation, please consider supporting the LSO's Always Playing Appeal to sustain the Orchestra, allow us to perform together again on stage and to continue sharing our music with the broadest range of people possible.

Every donation will help to support the LSO’s future.

> Support the LSO’s Always Playing Appeal

Where can you find us?

Broadcast partners

Visit our platform partners for details of on-demand tickets and subscription packages: 

Watching YouTube on your TV?

Follow our instructions to access concerts via the YouTube app.
> Follow the instructions to watch on your TV

Programme notes

Our programme notes are available to read digitally for free, and will be available for the whole season.
> Find programme notes