Wishing a fond farewell to cellist Hilary Jones

On Sunday 13 December, we bid a fond farewell to LSO Cello Hilary Jones after 35 years. Here we take a look back at her career with the LSO and hear from some of her fellow Orchestra Members.


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The Making Of: A Singalong Christmas

Simon Halsey conducts the London Symphony Orchestra

Our annual Christmas concert, available to watch on YouTube from Sunday 13 December 3pm, is set to look a little different this year. If you've been wondering what goes into making a gloriously festive, digital spectacle, look no further. Members and staff of the LSO and LSC are here to explain …


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Meet composer and artist Sasha Siem

Sasha Siem

Sasha Siem workshopped and composed her orchestral piece Ojos del Cielo in 2008 as a participant on the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme. Ahead of a free concert broadcast featuring a re-recording of the work, available from Sunday 22 November, Sasha told us all about the piece, reuniting with it (and her younger self) years later and how it has inspired her to bring the worlds of pop and orchestral music together.


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24 Day Classical Countdown: Instagram Challenge

Join us in spreading some festive cheer (and music) with our 24 Day Classical Countdown.


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Six Things You Should Know About Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

One of the most recorded and performed violin concertos going, and a must-learn piece for aspiring solo violinists, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto is arguably unrivalled in its popularity. Whether you've listened to it one or 100 times, here are six things you should know about it…


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