Principal Conductors of the LSO

From Elgar to Previn and Michael Tilson Thomas to Sir Simon Rattle, the LSO has been blessed with some illustrious Principal Conductors and Music Directors.

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'Music is feeling, then, not sound': Joe Bates on his piece Muted the Night

'Muted the Night marks a major step forward in my musical ideas and marks moments of enormous change in my personal life.' Written during his time on the 2019/20 LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme and due to be workshopped by the Orchestra in March 2020, composer Joe Bates heard his piece performed for the first time one year on, in March 2021. This month, you can hear it for the first time too. Read on to find out more.

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First Violin Maxine Kwok: Happy Star Wars Day!

'Today is May 4th, or to fellow geeks out there, Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th, May the Force … get it? … ok, never mind. Today, more significantly, marks seven weeks since the Orchestra was brought to an abrupt halt, the longest General Pause of our careers so far.'

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What it takes to create music for theme parks

'Music has always been a critical component of our DNA at Walt Disney Imagineering. Music has the power to transcend language and drive the stories we tell throughout our parks to create life-long memorable experiences.'

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Gustav Mahler in profile

'The symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.' We took a closer look at the life of a musical genius: Gustav Mahler.

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