Playing The Planets

Playing The Planets

Leicester Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the city’s long-standing contribution to space exploration with a programme of appropriate music, the highlight of which is The Planets Suite, by Gustav Holst. Saturday 9 March 2019, 7.30pm • De Montfort Hall MUSIC OF...

Michael Tippett

Michael Tippett (1905-1998), later Sir Michael, has no direct connection with Leicester Symphony Orchestra but I have included an entry on him here because his path crossed that of Malcolm Sargent significantly during his formative years. It was after seeing one of...

Karl Russell

George Karl Russell (c1888 – c1960), known as Karl, was the driving force behind the establishment of the Leicester Symphony Orchestra. This followed the astounding success of Malcolm Sargent’s debut ‘Windy Day’ concert in February 1921....

Paris in the Spring 2012

Please see the photographs by Paul Cole and Mr Joel’s Photography The Leicester Symphony Orchestra have been touring every two years since since 2000. This year the Orchestra visited Paris during the late Spring (Jubilee) Bank Holiday, flying the flag for...