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


Introducing James MacMillan's Viola Concerto

On Wednesday 15 January we give the world premiere performance of James MacMillan's Viola Concerto with soloist Lawrence Power, for whom it was written. Here you can read what James MacMillan has to say about his new work, as well as a brief introduction to the 15 January performance, which also features Mahler's Sixth Symphony, from Gavin Plumley.

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New Video: Introducing Mahler's Symphony No. 6

In our first video for 2014 we introduce Mahler's tragic and consuming Sixth Symphony, which we perform at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 15 January.

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Billy’s Band: new book by LPO trumpeter Dan Newell

The Jewel Thief colour

LPO trumpet player Dan Newell has recently written and published The Jewel Thief, the second book in his ‘Billy’s Band’ series.

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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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