London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev Faces the Music Over Support for Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Peter G Tatchell

Gergiev is a great conductor but he colludes with an expansionist tyrant. He seems to have little respect for freedom and equality. He is not fit to conduct the LSO.

Spotlight on a Modern Violin Great... Nicola Benedetti

Jason Holmes | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The lure of the filthy lucre is strong in the upper echelons of the classical music industry. Dangled before genius, the contract that promises to make musicians rich can unmoor and pollute. But only if caution is not exercised. Money, in this respect, can be poisonous, and Nicola Benedetti agrees...

LSO/Pappano; Through the Looking Screen; Early Opera Company/Wigmore Hall - review

Paul Guest | Posted 13.03.2012 | Home
Paul Guest

Ades' Dances from his 2003 opera 'Powder her Face' explored the LSO's versatility. Pappano wonderful accented every phrase he could with his full-bodied gestures guiding the well responsive orchestra through syncopated rhythms and heavy jazz.

London is a Cultural Capital of the World

Sir Nicholas Kenyon | Posted 13.02.2012 | Home
Sir Nicholas Kenyon

As 2012 looms, the questions are still being asked: will it be a triumph or a tragedy, a uniquely exciting moment or a great missed opportunity? Will the Olympics drain away much-needed arts funding, or enhance the standing of UK culture around the world?