Teasing out the 'inner life' of music by Brahms and Berg: The Heath Quartet

The Heath Quartet sit together at a table.

After six months away, we're delving headfirst into the music of Johannes Brahms as BBC BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts return to LSO St Luke's this September. Tracing the influence of the Romantic titan's music on the generations that would follow, we're welcoming a roster of extraordinary musicians, including the Heath Quartet, who make their return to the Jerwood Hall on Friday 25 September.

Ahead of the concert, we asked how it feels to resume live performances as a quartet, and what the music they've selected means to them. 

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Where Bach neighbours beer: Our weekend project at the LSO Tottenham warehouse, with Beavertown Brewery

The LSO Tottenham Warehouse: bought in 2013, it's since become home to our LSO touring truck and all sorts of Orchestra paraphernalia. But in lockdown and beyond, the space has been evolving! On 26 and 27 September – for the first time – the warehouse becomes our latest performance venue in the LSO Beavertown Taproom Sessions, an exciting weekend of events in partnership with our neighbours on the industrial park, Beavertown Brewery.

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Setting kindness to music: An online summer project for LSO Discovery

LSO player and Create participant play cello on Zoom

Every month, adults with learning disabilities, their supporters and carers come together as LSO Create 'Monday Club'. United by a love of music, they are joined by LSO players for sessions which see them become composers, improvisers, performers and audience members. However, that all changed in March. 

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LSO Discovery goes digital: How we adapted our participation and learning programme for Summer 2020

In March 2020, LSO Discovery, the Orchestra's learning and participation programme, found themselves facing a new challenge: how to bring people together to create music during lockdown. Head of Discovery, Andra East, tells us how they rose to the challenge, and shares some highlights from an extraordinary summer. 

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First Violin Maxine Kwok: the end ~ the beginning

It’s ridiculous o’clock but I’m still buzzing in a way I haven’t for months. I’m on a post-concert high, the feeling of a drug pulsing in my blood that my body had long forgotten about.

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