News

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

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Announcing our new ‘Summer Sessions’ concert series

Today the London Philharmonic Orchestra announces ‘Summer Sessions’, a series of four hour-long chamber concerts performed by LPO musicians at the Orchestra’s rehearsal venue, Henry Wood Hall. Each concert will be streamed for free on our YouTube channel every second Wednesday evening, beginning on Wednesday 15 July.

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LPO announces Cristina Rocca as new Artistic Director

Cristina Rocca

We are thrilled to announce Cristina Rocca as our new Artistic Director from November 2020. Currently Vice President for Artistic Planning at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rocca joins the LPO from November 2020.

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Lady Mary Christie 1937–2020

Lady Mary Christie

The death was announced this week of Mary Christie, wife of Sir George Christie and daughter-in-law of Sir John Christie and Audrey Mildmay, founders of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where the LPO has been Resident Symphony Orchestra since 1964.

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Ruşen Güneş 1940–2020

We were saddened this week to hear of the death of Ruşen Güneş, Principal Viola of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1979–87. He died in London on 29 May 2020, aged 80.

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A message from Timothy Walker CBE AM

Timothy Walker

A message from Timothy Walker CBE AM, Chief Executive & Artistic Director, London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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New Principal Guest Conductor: Karina Canellakis

Karina Canellakis

The London Philharmonic Orchestra today announces the appointment of American conductor Karina Canellakis as its new Principal Guest Conductor from September 2020.

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COVID-19 update for April/May LPO concerts

Further to the recent announcement relating to the cancellation of our concerts up to 17 April, and in response to more recent Government updates, it is with deep regret that we have to inform you of the cancellation of the remainder of our Royal Festival Hall concerts in the 19/20 season up to and including Friday 27 May. We take the health and safety of our audiences, players and staff very seriously and must act responsibly in relation to the Government's advice on Covid-19.

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