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



The Rest Is Noise nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014

The Rest Is Noise

The Rest Is Noise, Southbank Centre’s year-long festival of 20th-century music, for which the LPO is the major orchestral partner, is among the nominees for the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Update 27 January 2014: We are delighted that The Rest Is Noise won the award for the Classical category! A huge congratulations and ‘thank you’ to all at Southbank Centre and our fellow The Rest Is Noise artists and ensembles, who we’ve very much enjoyed sharing this experience with. Read more about the winners here.

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Violinist Sergej Krylov in conversation with Sofia Gubaidulina

Sergej Krylov

On Wednesday 6 November, violinist Sergej Krylov performed Sofia Gubaidulina's Offertorium with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Here's a short YouTube video (in Russian) of him discussing the work with the composer ahead of the concert:

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New Video: Introducing John Williams's Star Wars Film Score

In this video, we introduce John Williams's epic score to George Lucas's Star Wars series, which we perform excerpts of on Friday 29 November, as part of The Genius of Film Music 1980-2000. Please note that this performance is now sold out.








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Our month with Crisis & Leonard Cheshire Disability

Throughout four weeks in October and November we have been busy taking part in a series of music workshops as part of our residency at the Crisis Skylight Centre in Aldgate and Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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New Video: Introducing Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)

A short film exploring the inspirations for Górecki’s achingly beautiful Symphony No. 3, one of the best-selling pieces of classical music of all time. We perform this monumental work alongside Krzysztof Penderecki's Violin Concerto No. 1 on Wednesday 27 November.







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New Video: Introducing Herrmann's Psycho Film Score

In this short video we explore Bernard Herrmann's game-changing approach to film composition and his relationship with director Alfred Hitchcock. We perform excerpts from this and other famous film scores written between 1960 and 1980 on Friday 8 November, conducted by the Grammy award-winning John Mauceri.





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New CD: orchestral works by Julian Anderson

Julian Anderson CD cover

'Kaleidoscopic in terms of its colour, exhilarating in its energy and captivating in its lyricism.'
Colin Anderson, Classical Source, 27 October 2013

Our November 2013 release on the LPO Label is a disc of new orchestral works by the Orchestra's Composer in Residence Julian Anderson.

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