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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As Marketing Manager, Libby looks after the marketing and promotion of the LPO’s London series of concerts at Royal Festival Hall, through online and offline channels from advertising to e-bulletins:

'I always enjoy Vladimir Jurowski’s programmes as they really make you think – you can’t just sit back and let everything wash over you! The concert on 25 January is a case in point: a collection of works I hadn’t heard before, and I was curious about them. Each is hauntingly beautiful, with an incredibly moving story behind it. Martinů’s Memorial to Lidice is a particularly poignant elegy to the destruction of the Czech village of Lidice by the Nazis during the Second World War. Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 9, in the same concert, was supposedly influenced by one of my favourite books: Tess of the D’Urbervilles, so I’ll be listening with a keen ear! I’m incredibly excited about Steve Reich’s Music for Eighteen Musicians on 15 March. I think it’ll be a fantastic introduction to the concert hall for less familiar audiences, and Reich has worked with some of my favourite artists including Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead. The piece itself is an incredibly meditative experience: something so rare in the hustle and bustle of the city. Plus it’s fun watching all the percussionists dovetail with one another to create a seamless work of minimalism.'

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