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Spring 2014 edition of Tune In

Tune In Spring 2014 covers

The Spring 2014 edition of the Orchestra's newsletter, Tune In, is now published. Find out what we're looking forward to this spring including two world premieres, our next tours, new CD releases and news from our players and staff. In our regular ‘Backstage’ interview feature we meet Principal Trumpet Paul Beniston, and we also chat to Ulrich Gerhartz of Steinway, who shares some of the secrets involved in preparing pianos for the concert stage.

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LPO Education & Community: Sound Journeys

Find out more about Sound Journeys, our ongoing Education & Community project working with students from Alternative Edcuational, and Special Educational Needs Schools...

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Introducing James MacMillan's Viola Concerto

On Wednesday 15 January we give the world premiere performance of James MacMillan's Viola Concerto with soloist Lawrence Power, for whom it was written. Here you can read what James MacMillan has to say about his new work, as well as a brief introduction to the 15 January performance, which also features Mahler's Sixth Symphony, from Gavin Plumley.

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New Video: Introducing Mahler's Symphony No. 6

In our first video for 2014 we introduce Mahler's tragic and consuming Sixth Symphony, which we perform at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 15 January.

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Billy’s Band: new book by LPO trumpeter Dan Newell

The Jewel Thief colour

LPO trumpet player Dan Newell has recently written and published The Jewel Thief, the second book in his ‘Billy’s Band’ series.

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Read all about it: the complete Centurion set

In the spirit of The Rest Is Noise, Alex Ross's incredible book that inspired Southbank Centre's year-long festival of 20th-century music, we too have been delving into the stories behind the music of the 20th century, in a series of newspapers.

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New Video: Introducing John Adams's El Niño (Nativity Oratorio)

John Adams
Written in the final years of the 20th century, John Adams offers a modern re-imagining of the Nativity story in El Niño, the final piece in our series as part of The Rest Is Noise, performed on Saturday 14 December at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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