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



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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New podcast: John Adams's Nativity Oratorio El Niño

In our December podcast, Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski and countertenors Brian Cummings and Daniel Bubeck explore John Adams's retelling of the nativity story in El Niño, which we perform as part of The Rest Is Noise on Saturday 14 December.


LPO gets a mention in Tim Winton’s latest book!

Imagine our excitement when we found out that the award-winning author Tim Winton had given us a little mention in his latest book!

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New Video: Introducing Thomas Adès's Asyla

Thomas Adès
Thomas Adès’s Asyla is a complex exploration of space, separation, loneliness and refuge. We introduce this incredible work from 1997 in our lastest video, and perform it live alongside pieces by Julian Anderson, Mark-Anthony Turnage and James MacMillan on Saturday 7 December








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Tickets Please! Help us fill our concert hall

Do you remember the first time you saw a symphony orchestra live on stage? Help us to offer 2,500 children the chance to see an orchestra for the first time.

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