News and Reviews

Johnston makes welcome return

  Former BBC Young Musician of the Year Guy Johnston makes a welcome return to Leicester on Sunday 9th June when he performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Leicester Symphony Orchestra. Guy won Young Musician of the Year in 2000 and performed the Elgar Cello...

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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  ...

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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 THE...

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The Contra-Bassoon

THE CONTRA-BASSOON ... AND ITS CASE In the 1960’s the LSO was given a valuable and very old contra-bassoon for use by local musicians. It was manufactured by the Heckel company of Germany and has the serial number 89 which dates it to around 1878. The instrument was...

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Come & Play Day

Leicester Symphony Orchestra invitation to Come & Play Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances on Sunday 27 January 2019 10.30am to 4.30pm at Hodson Hall Loughborough Grammar School This is an exciting opportunity to join with LSO and enjoy playing through a piece that we...

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Tour to Paris 2018

At the end of May the Orchestra made its tenth overseas tour. The destination was Paris. There we met up with the Festival Chorus from Hackney, London, the Chœur Résonances de Suresnes and players from the Sinfonia Pop Orchestra to play two concerts. The pieces in...

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