News

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

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Stravinsky the Collaborator – trailer

Picasso, Matisse, Chanel ... Stravinsky worked with them all. Watch our latest trailer for Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey.

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Hip Hip Hooray! FUNharmonics family concert party playlist

On 25 February we're throwing a super-sized orchestral party for the 30th anniversary of the LPO Education and Community programme, and you're invited! We'll be celebrating the best of young music-making with the help of talented young intrumentalists and singers. Have a listen to some of the brilliant music we'll be performing ... 

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Bassoon solo from The Rite of Spring

Once you've heard the eery bassoon solo that opens The Rite of Spring, you'll never forget it. LPO Principal Bassoon Jonathan Davies introduces the joys and challenges of this iconic solo. Hear it live on Saturday 21 February as part of Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey.

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The big three ballets – trailer

Watch our trailer for the first three Stravinsky ballets we are performing as part of Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey.

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Concerts – Part Three: Exile?

September 1939. The unthinkable becomes reality as Germany invades Poland and Britain and France enter a war that would see the deaths of over 50 million people. Stravinsky, survivor of one world war, takes a steamer boat to Manhattan. He would not set foot in Europe for a decade. Filled with new inspirations and sounds we explore what impact the United States had on our émigré celebrity.

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Concerts – Part Two: Paris

Ah, Paris in the 1920s. Stravinsky was on the rise and rise. But did his vanity outweigh his virtuosity? Either way, his music proved a fertile group for collaboration with the artists and designers of the moment including Coco Chanel, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

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2018/19 season launch press release

Today we announced our 2018/19 season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. Highlights include year-long celebration of 300 years of British music & continuation of Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journey.

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