The latest news about our concerts, recordings, concert streams and Education & Community programme.



Read all about it: the complete Centurion set

In the spirit of The Rest Is Noise, Alex Ross's incredible book that inspired Southbank Centre's year-long festival of 20th-century music, we too have been delving into the stories behind the music of the 20th century, in a series of newspapers.

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New Video: Introducing John Adams's El Niño (Nativity Oratorio)

John Adams
Written in the final years of the 20th century, John Adams offers a modern re-imagining of the Nativity story in El Niño, the final piece in our series as part of The Rest Is Noise, performed on Saturday 14 December at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. 







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New podcast: John Adams's Nativity Oratorio El Niño

In our December podcast, Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski and countertenors Brian Cummings and Daniel Bubeck explore John Adams's retelling of the nativity story in El Niño, which we perform as part of The Rest Is Noise on Saturday 14 December.


LPO gets a mention in Tim Winton’s latest book!

Imagine our excitement when we found out that the award-winning author Tim Winton had given us a little mention in his latest book!

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New Video: Introducing Thomas Adès's Asyla

Thomas Adès
Thomas Adès’s Asyla is a complex exploration of space, separation, loneliness and refuge. We introduce this incredible work from 1997 in our lastest video, and perform it live alongside pieces by Julian Anderson, Mark-Anthony Turnage and James MacMillan on Saturday 7 December








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Tickets Please! Help us fill our concert hall

Do you remember the first time you saw a symphony orchestra live on stage? Help us to offer 2,500 children the chance to see an orchestra for the first time.

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The Rest Is Noise nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014

The Rest Is Noise

The Rest Is Noise, Southbank Centre’s year-long festival of 20th-century music, for which the LPO is the major orchestral partner, is among the nominees for the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Update 27 January 2014: We are delighted that The Rest Is Noise won the award for the Classical category! A huge congratulations and ‘thank you’ to all at Southbank Centre and our fellow The Rest Is Noise artists and ensembles, who we’ve very much enjoyed sharing this experience with. Read more about the winners here.

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