Pleasingly straightforward and unfussy pops concert in Trafalgar Square featuring young talent from Newcastle and East London.
“We’re all very excited and very emotional,” said Rattle referring to the orchestra behind him.
LSO has a new Chief Conductor from September 2024. Sir Antonio Pappano will take on the new role after he steps down from his Royal Opera House Music Directorship in July 2024, the LSO announced today.
It’s all going to shit. Like everyone said it would.
I’ve been a little restless today. I haven’t been able to put my finger on why exactly. Not until now. I’ve wanted to write (since watching last nights Proms gig with the LSO) but couldn’t. So I read instead (about Vaughan Williams and the British perception of music and landscapes). Then I read Gretchen Ruben…
The crazy perfection of Dieter Ammann’s piano concerto, Sheku’s much-heralded performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, and what happened when I bumped into a Proms commentator
LSO’s performance of Gruppen at the Turbine Hall demonstrates a rare thing in the classical music world we need more of: buzz