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The British 10k – Music Map

British 10k Map

On 9 July a team of runners will be taking on the British 10k around central London in aid of the LPO's Brightsparks schools concerts. Have a look at the route they will be running, and find out what musical landmarks they will be passing on the way.

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LPO Debut Sounds | Meet the Composers: Yvonne Eccles

Ahead of our annual Debut Sounds concert next month we've been chatting to the LPO Young Composers about their new works and their experiences on the scheme.

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LPO Debut Sounds | Meet the Composers: Nathan Dearden

Ahead of our annual Debut Sounds concert next month we've been chatting to the LPO Young Composers about their new works and their experiences on the scheme. 

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George Apel and Keith Harvey

Violin

We were saddened to hear of the deaths of two former London Philharmonic Orchestra musicians in the last few weeks: George Apel (violin) and Keith Harvey (cello).

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Sukanya: Meet the musicians

For the world premiere production of Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya, we’re delighted to be collaborating not only with an international cast of singers, but also four acclaimed Indian classical musicians, two of whom are joining us from India especially for these performances.

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Sukanya the Opera – the trailer

Watch the trailer for our exciting new project: Ravi Shankar's Sukanya

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The Story of Sukanya

The story of Sukanya is found in the Mahabharata, the longest of the Sanskrit epics of ancient India (at over 1.8 million words it is 10 times the length of the Odyssey and the Iliad combined!). The story comes from Book III, the Vana Parva (‘Book of the Forest’). Read the opera's synopsis here. 

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