In conversation with composers Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Charlie Piper

This Sunday's LSO Futures concert is devoted to the music of our time, particularly highlighting the composers we have seen through the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme. Two of those are Charlie Piper and Ayanna Witter-Johnson, who participated in the scheme over ten years ago. We spoke to them about the pieces in Sunday's concert, how it feels to listen to them ten years after they were written, and the excitement of experiencing music you've never heard before! 


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Best wishes on your retirement Colin Paris, LSO Co-Principal Double Bass

This month Colin Paris, LSO Co-Principal Double Bass, says goodbye to the LSO, 'not retiring, moving on' after 33 years as a Member of the Orchestra, almost 30 of those as Co-Principal. Fellow players, past and present, look back on Colin's career with the LSO.

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Happy Birthday LSO: How it all began

‘Gentlemen, from now on there will be no deputies. Good morning’. This was the controversial statement that triggered the formation of the LSO. And to celebrate the anniversary of the Orchestra's inaugural concert, Archivist Libby Rice took a look back at how it all began! 


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An interview with Bojan Čičić of the Illyria Consort

Ahead of BBC Radio 3's 'Baroque Travels' on Friday 4 June, we asked Bojan of the Illyria Consort about returning to live performances, how he selected repetoire from rare music of 17th and 18th century Europe, as well as what the inspiration was behind forming the Illyria Consort ensemble.


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