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LPO Player Playlists: Kate Birchall

Kate Birchall

LPO Second Violinist Kate Birchall has chosen music which has inspired and moved her throughout her musical life. She takes us from her first orchestral experiences with youth orchestras, through her time as a music student, to working as a freelance musician and finally to her membership of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The tracks selected include music for solo violin by Bach, string quartets by Janáček and Schubert, concertos by Prokofiev and Ravel, pop music by Neil Hannon, opera by Tchaikovsky and Wagner and orchestral works by Bartók, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. Her playlist ranges from Bach to Bartók in just 20 tracks.

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2016/17 season launch press release

2016/17 season

We released the details of our 2016/17 London season today, including year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival for 2017. Priority booking for Friends opens on Tuesday 2 February, while public booking opens on Thursday 11 February. Read on for details of the season ...

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LPO Player Playlists: Alice Munday

Alice Munday

We asked LPO members to create playlists of music that meant something to them, from their most treasured LPO recordings to music they walk the dog to and everything in between. Over the coming months we’ll share these with you.

This month’s playlist is from the oboist Alice Munday, who joined the orchestra in 2015. See what music Alice has chosen below, listen to her playlist and see if you share any favourites.

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Górecki Symphony No. 4 release on Nonesuch


On Saturday 12 April 2014, the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed the world premiere of Górecki’s Symphony No. 4 (Tansman Episodes), conducted by Andrey Boreyko.

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Sound Journeys November 2015

As part of our Sound Journeys programme, we recently visited students at the Deaf Support Centre at Thomas Tallis School. Find out about the project and see some images here.

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Tune In Spring/Summer 2016

The Spring edition of the Orchestra's newsletter, Tune In, is now published. Read all about our Shakespeare-inspired events in 2016, find out what's new on the LPO Label, go behind the scenes of our Foyle Future First orchestral training programme, and win a case of wine with Villa Maria! In our regular ‘Backstage’ interview feature we meet new Co-Principal Percussionist Henry Baldwin.

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Alexander Raskatov's Green Mass

Alexander Raskatov

On Saturday 30 January 2016 Vladimir Jurowski will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the world premiere performance of Alexander Raskatov’s Green Mass. Ahead of this performance, have a read of the work’s programme notes to understand more about the musical setting of Raskatov’s Mass and the way he makes use of language throughout the work.

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