News

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

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Introducing our young talent participants

We are delighted to announce the instrumentalists and composers that will be joining this year's Young Creative and New Talent training programmes with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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COVID-19 update for Wagner's Ring Cycle

I am writing with deep regret and heartfelt sadness to inform you that we have had to cancel our Wagner Ring Cycle, due to take place in January/February 2021.

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Announcing our autumn 2020 online concert season

After an absence of six months from its Resident home, the London Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 30 September to launch ‘In the Stream of Life’, a full Autumn season of 13 concerts.

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COVID-19 update for LPO concerts September to December 2020

In response to the latest Government guidelines relating to COVID-19, we regret to inform you that we have taken the very difficult decision to cancel our 2020/21 Royal Festival Hall concerts as originally advertised between 23 September and 12 December inclusive. 

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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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