LPOnline: Behind the music

In discussion: Touring

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a symphony orchestra on tour? Or what goes on when the Orchestra's out and about? Wonder no more. LPO Tours Manager Grace and Personnel Manager Andrew sat down with players Rachel Masters, Alice Munday and Simon Estell to lift the lid on the world of touring. Watch the video to hear about travel near disasters, food, and the costume Simon fashioned for the Christmas party.

In discussion: Glyndebourne

Kevin Lin (Co-Leader), Sue Thomas (Sub-Principal Flute), and Mark Vines (Co-Principal Horn) got together to chat about all things Glyndebourne.  In the absence of live performances this summer, Glyndebourne brings you Glyndebourne's Open House, world-class opera in your living room for free.

Farewell Tim

After 17 remarkable years as CEO and Artistic Director of the LPO, Timothy Walker was interviewed ahead of his retirement by Southbank Centre Director of Music Gillian Moore. Hear about some of his favourite moments along the way, and his hopes for the future of the Orchestra.

LPO Double Basses in conversation

LPO Double Basses Kevin Rundell, Sebastian Pennar, Laura Murphy, Tom Walley, and Hugh Kluger lift the lid on what it's like to be in the bass section and answered your questions. Watch the video to find out what life's like for a bass player, from the perils of air travel, to what to do with a buzzing bass. And listen to a selection of the pieces mentioned with the playlist below (including Kevin Rundell's long-lost recording of The Ragtime Bass Player).

Live Q&A with Andrew Barclay

Andrew Barclay answered your questions live on YouTube on Saturday 9 May. Watch the recording to find out his take on being LPO Principal Percussionist.