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


East Asia Tour, March 2019

The Orchestra is midway through their major two week tour of Southeast Asia, marking the first time we’ve visited Taiwan in ten years, and our first South Korean tour since 2010.

After departing on 3 March, the Orchestra toured Yongin, Seoul and Kaohsiung, with concerts in Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, the Concert Hall in Tianjin and the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai on the second leg of the tour.

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2019/20 season launch press release

Today we announced our 2019/20 Royal Festival Hall season.
Defining the sound of the 21st century, celebrating landmarks of British music, bringing innovative programmes and great artists to wide audiences

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Janáček’s Sinfonietta: Inside the fanfare

Janáček’s Sinfonietta (1926) begins with a blazing fanfare for timpani and super-sized brass section. Ahead of our performance at Southbank Centre on Wednesday 7 November we've been speaking to LPO players to find out how the different parts of this awesome opening movement slot together. 

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Sharing the Wonder: 30 Years

As we celebrate 30 years of our Education and Community Department in 2018, we've taken the opportunity to survey the range and breath of our work, and the reasons why we do it.

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Tune In: Autumn 2018 Edition

Tune In

The latest edition of our newsletter Tune In has been published. Read about the LPO's plans to mark the centenary of World War One ending ending with a new composition by Magnus Lindberg, meet some of our players and hear what they are most looking forward to this season, and hear about one of our Junior Artists' experiences with the Orchestra.

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Introducing Magnus Lindberg's Triumph to Exist

On the eve of the centenary of Armistice this November, the London Philharmonic Orchestra will give the world premiere of a new piece by Magnus Lindberg. Jenny Waldman, Director of 14–18 NOW – who jointly commissioned the work with the LPO – tells us more.

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My experience: LPO Junior Artist Meera Patel

Now in its third season, the LPO Junior Artists programme offers experience and insight to exceptional musicians from backgrounds under-represented in professional UK orchestras. Violinist Meera Patel reflects on her experiences as one of our 2017/18 participants ...

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