Simon Rattle is coming home for his 60th birthday, in 2015. And he's bringing his German orchestra with him (a little band called the Berlin Philharmonic, you might have heard of them). Together, they will celebrate the milestone in a week-long joint London residency involving both the Barbican Centre and the Southbank Centre.
It is a part of local lore that the London Symphony Orchestra missed the maiden and only sailing of the Titanic which they were to have taken to make the first American tour of what was billed as the "world's best orchestra." Though they avoided that fateful voyage, the 85 members of the orchestra still had what was for the time an adventurous trip, spending much of April 1912 living on a train in a whistle-stop tour of America as far west as Milwaukee before they returned to New York to sail back home.
The crowds demanded a statement from Maestro Gergiev. Now, they have one.
Ensembles around the world are using technology to present classical music in exciting new formats. Ranging from customizable concerts to an opportunity to conduct your own online orchestra, these online programs are both inventive and fun.
The Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons wants to concentrate on his new day job running the Boston Symphony Orchestra, but how long can he stay this focused?
The London Symphony Orchestra is said to have tapped the Berlin Phil's outgoing chief.
Following the sad news of the death of Sir Colin Davis on April 14, today, the London Symphony Orchestra announced that the two closing concerts of the LSO's season--on June 16 and 18 in Barbican Hall (which Davis was due to conduct)--will now be a tribute to the orchestra's former president, principal conductor and great friend.