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



New Video: Introducing Messiaen's Des canyons aux étoiles

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.



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New Video: Introducing Lutosławski's Cello Concerto

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


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New Video: Introducing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar)

Written at the height of the ‘thaw’ that followed Stalin’s demise, Shostakovich found himself able to speak his mind once more and lashed out against antisemitism and totalitarian rule in this bold and heartfelt work, which we introduce in this bite-sized video. We perform this piece on Saturday 26 October at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. 


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New Video: Introducing Prokofiev's Symphony No. 7

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. 


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New video: An introduction to Britten's War Requiem

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.

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Welcome to our new website

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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.

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Autumn 2013 Edition of Tune In

The Autumn 2013 edition of Tune In, our twice-yearly newsletter is now available to read! We reveal the highlights of our upcoming season up until Christmas, where we continue with the second half of the Southbank Centre's year-long festival of 20th-century music The Rest Is Noise.

Find out what we've been up to over the summer, and see what our ever-busy Education and Community Department get up to on a daily basis with 'A Week in the Life...'. We interview our longest serving players, as well as our Principal Horn, David Pyatt, who joined us in January.

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