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



Springtime music playlist

Spring is finally upon us! And we're looking forward to celebrating this Friday at Southbank Centre with Dvořák's brilliant Symphony No. 8, a work full of sunlight, birdsong and unbridled melody. Get into the spirit of spring (even if the weather doesn't want to play along) with our pick of the best sunny music from the LPO label...

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Follow along with Beethoven's Violin Concerto

Follow the stunning Second Movement of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in this short video, before Gil Shaham performs it live on Saturday 21 April.

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Bryce Dessner in conversation

On Friday 13 April 2018 we're giving the world premiere of Bryce Dessner's Concerto for Two Pianos with legendary piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque, as part of our Breaking Ground series of new music concerts at Southbank Centre.

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Thomas Adès on Powder Her Face Suite

Hear Thomas Adès discuss his latest Powder Her Face Suite, and the opportunities writing for a full orchestra has given his score.

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Jesús López-Cobos (1940-2018)

We were saddened this month to hear of the death of Jesús López-Cobos, former Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1981 to 1986. 

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London Philharmonic Choir on Stravinsky and Bernstein


Hear members of the London Philharmonic Choir discuss Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms ahead of their performance on Saturday 24 March as part of Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey.

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja on Stravinsky's Violin Concerto

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja discusses Stravinsky's Violin Concerto, its 'unplayable' chords, and its lasting appeal in this pair of short videos. See her perform the Concerto on Saturday 24 March.

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