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



2016/17 season launch press release

2016/17 season

We released the details of our 2016/17 London season today, including year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival for 2017. Priority booking for Friends opens on Tuesday 2 February, while public booking opens on Thursday 11 February. Read on for details of the season ...

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Shakespeare400: The Power of the Conductor


As part of our preparations for our Shakespeare400 festival, we caught up with some of our musicians to get the lowdown on how the orchestra really works. Inspired by Shakespearean quotes, this series of interviews tackles such topics of power, love and comedy ...

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Shakespeare400: Hamlet on Film

Hamlet quote

Our pre-concert event on Wednesday 27 January will feature our Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski conducting the LPO’s Foyle Future Firsts in a selection from Shostakovich’s darkly satirical score to Grigori Kosintsev’s 1964 film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In preparation, we had a look at Shostakovich’s score, as well as two other film adaptations of Hamlet to explore three differing musical takes on Shakespeare’s tragic work.

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LPO Player Playlists: Alice Munday

Alice Munday

We asked LPO members to create playlists of music that meant something to them, from their most treasured LPO recordings to music they walk the dog to and everything in between. Over the coming months we’ll share these with you.

This month’s playlist is from the oboist Alice Munday, who joined the orchestra in 2015. See what music Alice has chosen below, listen to her playlist and see if you share any favourites.

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Shakespeare400: Shakespeare in Film Playlist

William Shakespeare

Throughout 2016, we are exploring the musical legacy of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. From his original works, Shakespeare’s plays have inspired numerous directors to adapt his writing for silver screen, creating some of the greatest dramas, rom-coms and even extending to the glitz and glamour of the film musical. Ranging from the 1930s to the latest Shakespearian blockbuster, we put together a short playlist of some of the soundtracks to the films that were inspired by the words of the beloved bard.

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Górecki Symphony No. 4 release on Nonesuch


On Saturday 12 April 2014, the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed the world premiere of Górecki’s Symphony No. 4 (Tansman Episodes), conducted by Andrey Boreyko.

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Sound Journeys November 2015

As part of our Sound Journeys programme, we recently visited students at the Deaf Support Centre at Thomas Tallis School. Find out about the project and see some images here.

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