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Just came across this video of our recently retired pianist John Alley at the 1992 Proms. He's playing a Shostakovich cadenza. But you won't believe what happens next!  
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Just received this selection of photos from yesterday's BMW LSO Open Air Classics concert in Trafalgar Square. A wonderful evening. #lsoopenair

Photos: Tristram Kenton
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+Jess Bee​ you were brilliant yesterday, well done to all of you in LSO on track. Hope you enjoyed the crowd as much as we did! 
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24 hours to go til we will be playing here, for free #lsoopenair
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Our annual free open air concert takes place on Sunday 17 May at 6.30pm in Trafalgar Square. Come and enjoy Shostakovich with the LSO and Nicola Benedetti (violin) under sunny London skies (optimism alert), completely free.

Programme:
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH Passacaglia and Burlesque from Violin Concerto No 1
SHOSTAKOVICH arr Gareth Glyn March, Polka and Waltz from Jazz Suites *
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 1

Artists:
Valery Gergiev conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
Paul Rissmann presenter
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LSO On Track *
Guildhall School musicians *

Please note:
-No glass or furniture allowed in the Square
-The event always get REALLY REALLY FULL so to guarantee entry please turn up well before 6.30pm.

More details and FAQs are available here: http://bit.ly/1IJVblo
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If you're planning to come to Trafalgar Square tomorrow, please read these hints and tips to ensure a great evening: http://bit.ly/1JMzaRc
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Preparations for this year's free concert in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 17 May are gathering pace: the badges arrived yesterday. Come on down and join us http://bit.ly/1IJVblo #lsoopenair
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+Kim Needham love a bit of recorder. And percussionists have the best jobs in the orchestra, they get to play all sorts of weird instruments like brake drums, bottles, tin sheets, wind machines, glass, water, swanee whistles... Endless fun really.
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The London Symphony Orchestra has teamed up with Native DSD Music to bring you recordings from the LSO in Master Tape Quality with Stereo and Multichannel downloads in DSD (Direct Stream Digital). Native DSD are offering a storewide 10% discount for the weekend only. To explore our DSD recordings, including Mendelssohn Symphony No 3, Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, & Bruckner Symphony No 9, please visit https://www.nativedsd.com/artists/london-symphony-orchestra. Don’t forget to use coupon code: Milestone to claim your 10% discount - valid May 1st through May 4th
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+Michael Thornton well, the closest thing to it anyway ;-)
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A lovely video by Yamaha in which our Co-Principal Trombone Peter Moore talks about his Yamaha instrument, his life in the LSO and how he got his start in life from brass bands in Manchester. Pete is such a great ambassador for young musicians, at only 19 years old. Well worth a watch.
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Rehearsal for #lsoopenair underway. Percussionist David Jackson has a pretty good view! 
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First Violin +Maxine Kwok-Adams chats to tonight's soloist Nikolaj Znaider about the piece he'll be playing, the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Some handy tips in here about which bits you should really work on if you're going to play it in an audition! 

Tickets for the concert available here http://bit.ly/1AS1AEp
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Very interesting.  And we must keep in touch with our natural instincts along with our taste.
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Choral Director Simon Halsey leading today's Singing Day - 200 people all discovering their inner Brahms!
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Bravo,Brahms does not get played enough in concerts.
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Some serious plumbing on display at yesterday's video game music sessions at +Abbey Road Studios!
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Our Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 ‘Reformation', with Overture Ruy Blas & Overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, is available to pre-order now on SACD & Pure Audio Blu-ray. Click http://bit.ly/1H1JdTl to pre-order your copy, or http://geni.us/3WGe to download from iTunes. To celebrate this release we are offering 15% off our first release in the Mendelssohn cycle, Symphony No 3 http://bit.ly/10E2mJH
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Superb
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Hello world. LSO calling. Thanks for just being here to read this. We hope to see you sometime at the Barbican in London, or perhaps on tour, or if not, then here in cyberspace is just fine. Pull up a chair and let's chat.

The London Symphony Orchestra is one of the world’s top orchestras. Our home is at the Barbican in the City of London, where we perform over 80 concerts every year, and at LSO St Luke’s, a converted 18th-century church just up the road which is the base for our LSO Discovery community and education programme. We also run a record label, LSO Live. Each year we tour to several different countries, and return to some regularly where we have residencies.