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May 12, 2016

LSO / Tilson Thomas/ Beethoven Symphony No 9

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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The London Symphony Chorus has performed Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” nearly 70 times in its history, but the opportunity to sing it again with Michael Tilson Thomas is very thrilling. The Chorus has previously performed with work with MTT in 1995 and 2003 and that has only increas  

June 5, 2016

LSO / Harding / Mahler: Symphony No 2

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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What finer way to celebrate the drawing to an end of a season than with Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “The Resurrection”, especially in this the LSC’s 50th anniversary season? The symphony is a central core to the repertoire of the Chorus, who now sing it from memory, having perfor  

June 26, 2016

LSO / Rattle / Maxwell Davies: The Hogboon

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Barbican

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The Chorus’s newly-appointed President, Sir Simon Rattle, will be conducting a new community and children’s opera by the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, “The Hogboon” on Sunday, 26th June at the Barbican. The opera is based on a local goblin myth from Orkney. This will be the world premiere o  

July 29, 2016

LSO / Haitink / Mahler: Symphony No 3

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Royal Albert Hall

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The ladies of the London Symphony Chorus will be appearing in the BBC PROMS 2016 in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday, 29th July at 7.00 pm. This concert will mark the 50th-anniversary year of the first appearance of conductor Bernard Haitink at the PR  

September 18, 2016

LSO / Noseda / Verdi: Requiem

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Barbican

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Gianandrea Noseda opens the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 season with Verdi’s monumental Requiem at the Barbican, with a first performance at 7.00 pm on Sunday, 18th September. A cast list of outstanding Italian opera stars has been assembled for the performances in London, which  

September 20, 2016

LSO / Noseda / Verdi: Requiem

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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Gianandrea Noseda opens the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 season with Verdi’s monumental Requiem at the Barbican, with a first performance on Sunday, 18th September and this second performance at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, 20th September. A cast list of outstanding Italian opera stars has been   

October 6, 2016

LSO / Stier / Symphonic Fantasies London

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Barbican

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Away from the mainstream of conventional symphony chorus concerts, this will be a particularly exciting evening of live video game music.  It will be the LSO’s seventh such performance and follows sell-out performances in London and Japan earlier in 2016.  There is great anticipation of the   

October 30, 2016

LSO / Noseda / Verdi: Requiem

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Centre, New York City

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Gianandrea Noseda opened the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 season with Verdi’s monumental Requiem at the Barbican, with two London performances.  The same forces now appear in New York in Lincoln Centre’s David Geffen Hall for a matinee at 3.00 pm on Sunday, 30th October. A cast l  

December 4, 2016

LSO / Adams / Adams: El Niño

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Barbican

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El Nino will be conducted by the composer himself, John Adams, which will inspiring for all of us.   Described as a “nativity oratorio” with a libretto by the composer, retells the Christmas story, with the first half focusing on Mary’s thoughts before the birth in Bethlehem, and  

December 11, 2016

LSO / Adams / Adams: El Niño

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Philharmonie, Paris

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This second performance of El Nino will be conducted by the composer himself, John Adams, which will inspiring for all of us.   Described as a “nativity oratorio” with a libretto by the composer, retells the Christmas story, with the first half focusing on Mary’s thoughts before   

December 21, 2016

LSO / Halsey / Choral Christmas

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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As we move to the shortest day of the year, it is time to herald our traditional Choral Christmas Concert at the Barbican in company with the LSO Brass Ensemble, the LSO Community Choir and the LSO Discovery Choirs, all conducted by our Chorus Director, Simon Halsey. With a choir of over 300 voices,  

January 14, 2017

LSO / Rattle / Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Barbican

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First premiered in 1978, “Le Grand Macabre” has received more than 30 stage productions, even though Ligeti himself was not convinced that it should be called an opera.  A revised version was premiered in 1997 by Peter Sellars, who will be responsible for this semi-staged production at   

January 15, 2017

LSO / Rattle / Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Barbican

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First premiered in 1978, “Le Grand Macabre” has received more than 30 stage productions, even though Ligeti himself was not convinced that it should be called an opera.  A revised version was premiered in 1997 by Peter Sellars, who will be responsible for this semi-staged production at the Barb  

March 19, 2017

LSO / Luisi / Brahms: Requiem

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Barbican

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The first half of this concert consists of a performance of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”) to be followed by Brahms “German Requiem” conducted by Fabio Luisi with the London Symphony Orchestra. Brahms’ Requiem can be seen as humanist rather than Christia  

March 23, 2017

LSO / Antinoglu / Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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Alain Altinoglu, the conductor of this evening’s concert, is making his debut with the LSO.  The concert will open with Prokofiev’s “Overture on Hebrew Themes” and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. l with soloist Gautier Capucon. Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloe&#  

May 18, 2017

LSO / Elder / Holst: The Planets

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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Holst’s suite “The Planets” will occupy the second part of this dramatic programme with the LSO conducted by Mark Elder.  It begins with Vaughan Williams “Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus” and Brahms’ “Double Concerto” in which the soloists will be   

May 28, 2017

LSO / Haitink / Bruckner: Te Deum

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Barbican

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It is a particular joy for the LSC to be joining forces with the LSO under Bernard Haitink for this evening of Bruckner.  Haitink is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading interpreters of the composer. The “Te Deum” is dedicated “Ad maiorem Dei gloriam” (to  

June 18, 2017

LSO / Stier / Symphonic Odysseys

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Philharmonie, Paris

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The Symphonic-Odyssey concert on this trip to the Philharmonie de Paris will be a homage to Japanese composer Nobuo Uematsu, and will feature music from some of his most iconic video game scores.  They will include, “Final Fantasy”, “Blue Dragon”, “Lost Odyssey”   

June 20, 2017

LSO / Stier / Symphonic Odysseys

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Barbican

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This Barbican concert follows the performance of Symphonic-Odyssey at the Philharmonie de Paris and is a homage to Japanese composer Nobuo Uematsu.  It will feature music from some of his most iconic video game scores.  They will include, “Final Fantasy”, “Blue Dragon”, “Lost Odyssey  

June 25, 2017

LSO / Harding / Mahler: Symphony No 3

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 is the longest symphony in the standard repertoire, and in its final form consists of six movements.  The ladies of the London Symphony Chorus will join Anna Larsson (alto) under LSO Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Harding, who is continuing to prove why he is conside  

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