The latest news about our concerts, recordings, concert streams and Education & Community programme.
- Published: 30 October 2013
Arvo Pärt’s devastating purity, stillness and resonance seems to wipe the musical slate clean of all needless excess, noise and argument. In this short film we introduce Pärt’s Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten, which we perform on Wednesday 6 November as part of The Rest Is Noise, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste.
- Published: 29 October 2013
In this short film we introduce Messiaen's 1974 work Des canyons aux étoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars) - an orchestral depiction of the vastness of space. Messiaen’s hallmarks are all here: intoxicating colours, vivid images of nature, and beguiling rhythms imported from Asian traditions. We perform this piece on Saturday 2 November, as part of Southbank Centre's The Rest Is Noise.
- Published: 23 October 2013
A short film introducing Lutosławski's earthy and spirited Cello Concerto of 1967, composed for and dedicated to cellist Mstislav Rostropovich during a time of great political unrest in the composer's native Poland. We perform the Cello Concerto with Johannes Moser on Wednesday 30 October.
- Published: 18 October 2013
- Published: 16 October 2013
In this short video the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Education & Community Director Patrick Bailey introduces Prokofiev's Seventh and final Symphony, an evocative and nostalgia-tinged work written in 1952 and premiered just six-months before the composer's death. We perform this piece on Wednesday 23 October at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.
- Published: 03 October 2013
In this bite-sized video, the LPO's Education & Community Director Patrick Bailey visits Britten’s home town of Aldeburgh and introduces the War Requiem - Benjamin Britten's powerful statement of the futility of war, written for the consecration of Coventry Cathedral in the 1960s.
- Published: 15 September 2013
Welcome to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's new website.
We hope you'll find it easy to find what you're looking for. But we also invite you to explore the site: listening to our podcasts, watching our concert introduction videos and reading about who we are, where we perform, and the wide range of work we do in schools and the community is a great way to get to know the LPO.