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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

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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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Kopatchinskaja and Adès on Stravinsky

Watch the latest trailer for our Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey festival. Find out what violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and composer / conductor Thomas Adès had to say ...

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Stravinsky's best catty comments

Not content with making himself heard through his music alone, Stravinsky was also an enthusiastic commentator on the music of others. Only too happy to share entertaining anecdotes and his endless (and often inflammatory) opinions on the culture of the day, in many ways his interviews and writings are a lot like his compositions: eloquent, provocative, and sometimes gloriously impolite. Here are some of our favourite catty comments from Igor Stravinsky...

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Stravinsky the Collaborator – trailer

Picasso, Matisse, Chanel ... Stravinsky worked with them all. Watch our latest trailer for Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey.

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Hip Hip Hooray! FUNharmonics family concert party playlist

On 25 February we're throwing a super-sized orchestral party for the 30th anniversary of the LPO Education and Community programme, and you're invited! We'll be celebrating the best of young music-making with the help of talented young intrumentalists and singers. Have a listen to some of the brilliant music we'll be performing ... 

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