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

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LPO Marathon #ReasonToRun

Now with just over a month to go before the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s team of five runners take to the streets for the Virgin Money London Marathon, we’re delighted to introduce you to them and their #ReasonToRun.

 

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Requiems to die for

With our upcoming performance of Mozart’s famous unfinished Requiem with Nathalie Stutzmann and the London Philharmonic Choir to look forward to on Saturday 25 March we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite Requiems, and with something like 2000 known Requiem Mass settings to choose from, we’ve been totally spoilt for choice.

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Stanisław Skrowaczewski 1923–2017

Skrowaczewski

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of conductor Stanisław Skrowaczewski, who passed away on Tuesday 21 February 2017, at the age of 93.

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Music from 2001: A Space Odyssey

Find out about two of the most iconic pieces of music in film – Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra and Ligeti’s Atmosphères – and how they came to be included in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. We perform both works live at Royal Festival Hall on Friday 10 February.

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Recommended Listening: Our Top 10 Pieces of Minimal Music

With giants of American minimalism Philip Glass, John Adams and Steve Reich all featuring in recent programmes, we’ve enjoyed compiling a list of our favourite pieces of minimalist music.

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2017/18 season launch press release

2017/18 season

Today we announced our 2017/18 season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. Highlights including our continuing Belief and Beyond Belief festival in partnership with Southbank Centre, a new festival dedicated to the life and work of Stravinsky, and a special performance of Das Rheingold in honour of Vladimir Jurowski's 10th year as our Principal Conductor.

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Belief and Beyond Belief: Meaning | Recommended Listening

With the launch of Meaning, the first part of our Belief and Beyond Belief festival with Southbank Centre, we’ve been discussing our favourite pieces of music that we think best deal with themes of life and meaning. So even if you can’t join us at our Meaning concerts, be sure to turn up the volume and join us in pondering deep questions with another of our recommended listens...

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