News, Commentary on Classical Music, Jazz, Theater, Dance & More

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle Coming Home to the U.K. (with the Berlin Phil) for His 60th >>

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.

Gareth Davies, London Symphony Orchestra Flautist-cum-Author, Talks Titanic Tour >>

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.

READ: Valery Gergiev Issues Statement on Gay Rights

READ: Valery Gergiev Issues Statement on Gay Rights >>

The crowds demanded a statement from Maestro Gergiev. Now, they have one.

Classicalite’s Five Best: Interactive Musical Experiences >>

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.

Andris Nelsons to Leave City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, So, What Next? >>

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?

BREAKING: Sir Simon Rattle Reported to be Taking on the London Symphony Orchestra

BREAKING: Sir Simon Rattle Reported to be Taking on the London Symphony Orchestra >>

The London Symphony Orchestra is said to have tapped the Berlin Phil's outgoing chief.

Sir Colin Davis

London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to Pay Tribute to Late Conductor Sir Colin Davis at Barbican Hall >>

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.

1 2
Real Time Analytics