Benjamin Burrows

Benjamin Burrows (1891–1966) was a brilliant music teacher, organist, pianist, composer, and inventor. He came from a musical family and played for Leicester Symphony Orchestra (LSO) whenever an organist or supplementary pianist was needed. He was the brother of Grace...
Top cellist plays with LSO

Top cellist plays with LSO

Leicester Symphony Orchestra is offering music lovers a musical and culinary feast for its summer concert. Sunday 9 June 2019, 3.00pm • De Montfort Hall MUSIC FOR A SUMMER AFTERNOON Conductor: John Andrews Cellist: Guy Johnston Mendelssohn – Elgar – Dvořák  ...
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....