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Music from 2001: A Space Odyssey

Find out about two of the most iconic pieces of music in film – Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra and Ligeti’s Atmosphères – and how they came to be included in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. We perform both works live at Royal Festival Hall on Friday 10 February.

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Recommended Listening: Our Top 10 Pieces of Minimal Music

With giants of American minimalism Philip Glass, John Adams and Steve Reich all featuring in recent programmes, we’ve enjoyed compiling a list of our favourite pieces of minimalist music.

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2017/18 season launch press release

2017/18 season

Today we announced our 2017/18 season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. Highlights including our continuing Belief and Beyond Belief festival in partnership with Southbank Centre, a new festival dedicated to the life and work of Stravinsky, and a special performance of Das Rheingold in honour of Vladimir Jurowski's 10th year as our Principal Conductor.

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Staff Picks: Amy Sugarman (Development Assistant)

With so much brilliantly varied music planned for the rest of this season there's something for everyone, and to prove the point we've been asking some of the LPO's 'behind-the-scenes' staff to pick out what they're personally looking forward to most...

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Staff Picks: Libby Papakyriacou (Marketing Manager)

With so much brilliantly varied music planned for the rest of our season there's something for everyone, and to prove the point we've been asking some of the LPO's 'behind-the-scenes' staff to pick out what they are looking forward to most...

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Belief and Beyond Belief: Meaning | Recommended Listening

With the launch of Meaning, the first part of our Belief and Beyond Belief festival with Southbank Centre, we’ve been discussing our favourite pieces of music that we think best deal with themes of life and meaning. So even if you can’t join us at our Meaning concerts, be sure to turn up the volume and join us in pondering deep questions with another of our recommended listens...

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Belief and Beyond Belief: Meaning | Recommended Reading

With the launch of Meaning, the first part of our Belief and Beyond Belief festival with Southbank Centre, we’ve been discussing our favourite books that we think best deal with themes of life and meaning. Settle down somewhere cosy and join us in pondering deep questions over one of our recommended reads ...

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