London's proposed new concert hall could be built on Museum of London site and cost £278m
The London Symphony Orchestra, one of Classic FM's partner orchestras, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras.
- Its many activities include an energetic and ground-breaking education and community programme, a record company (LSO Live), and exciting work in the field of information technology.
- Over a century after it was formed, the LSO still attracts the best players, many of whom also have flourishing solo and chamber music careers. The LSO also draws on an enviable roster of soloists and conductors, starting with Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev, LSO President Sir Colin Davis, and Daniel Harding and Michael Tilson Thomas as Principal Guest Conductors.
- LSO St Luke’s, the UBS and LSO music education centre on Old Street, continues to expand its artistic programme with top artists from diverse musical backgrounds, and LSO Discovery is facilitating music education using new technology, and building stronger links with the local communities. LSO Live is the best-selling orchestral own-label in the world and is regularly No 1 in the classical downloads charts on iTunes.
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Continuing the orchestra’s long association with film music, the LSO has recently recorded soundtracks for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The orchestra also features on radio, TV, computer games and in-flight music programmes.
The history of the London Symphony Orchestra in pictures
Take a journey through the LSO's incredible history with some stunning archive photographs
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
It's time to move on from Jaws. Sharks deserve a full orchestra and a superstar soloist.
Find out more about Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C. Watch and listen to different recordings and download your favourite.
Find out more about Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D. Watch and listen to different recordings and download your favourite.
All the pictures from the recording session at Abbey Road with the LSO
What happens when an orchestra take over Trafalgar Square? Incredible pictures from the London Symphony Orchestra's open air concert
It's exciting times.
Explore the LSO's 15 best ever recordings, download them and find out more about how they were made
Drive Featured Album, commencing 11 January after 6pm
Classic FM Album of the Week, 2 March 2015
Top LSO Pieces
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