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


Meet the runners: Mark Vines

Gorky parkrun

LPO horn player Mark Vines (back row, in blue) took up running a year ago and is now joining Team LPO to compete in the Vitality British 10K London Run in aid of our Brightsparks schools concerts. Find out about his running journey to date and his hints and tips if you're thinking of getting your trainers on.

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Meet the runners: Gregory Walmsley

Greg Walmsley

Meet LPO cellist Gregory Walmsley, also a member of Team LPO, running  the Vitality British 10K London Run in aid of the Orchestra’s schools concerts, BrightSparks, on Sunday 10 July.

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Debut Sounds: Introducing Foyle Future Firsts Matt Rainsford and Amy Roberts

Matt Rainsford

Catch up with Foyle Future Firsts musicians Matt and Amy as they discuss their experience on the LPO’s Development Programme. You can hear them perform live at Debut Sounds: Dérive on 4 July 2016 performing world premieres by the LPO’s Young Composers.


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Debut Sounds: Introducing Young Composers Hunter Coblentz and Lisa Illean

Hunter Coblentz and Lisa Illean

On Monday 4 July, the London Philharmonic Orchestra joins the Royal College of Music for a celebration of new music with Debut Sounds: Dérive.  In this performance, members of the LPO will be accompanied by young musicians from the LPO’s Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme to perform premiere works by the LPO’s Young Composers. Back at our very first workshop together, we caught up with Young Composers Hunter Coblentz and Lisa Illean to find out a bit about them, their style of music, and any advice they had for young aspiring composers.

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Vladimir Jurowski discusses Shakespeare and music in The Guardian


Ahead of our Shakespeare400 Gala concert on Saturday 23 April, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski discusses the impact of Shakespeare on his life, and how Shakespeare has inspired musical creativity throughout the ages.

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LPO Player Playlists: Henry Baldwin

Henry Baldwin

LPO Percussionist Henry Baldwin has put together a playlist of pieces of music that have inspired him throughout his musical life, or that spark a particular musical memory. See what music Henry has chosen, have a listen to his playlist and see if you share any favourites.

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LPO Soundworks Diaries: 9 April 2016

On Saturday 9 April, young musicians and young dancers from Rambert's Quicksilver came together for their performance of Walking Shadows – a culmination of a four day intensive project composing, choreographing and rehearsing for a collaborative piece inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth. After their performance, we caught up with a couple of the young musicians and dancers to hear their thoughts on the week, and to find out their favourite moments.

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