Friday, 27 March 2020

LPOnline – Connecting through music



Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter was due to perform Beethoven's Harp Quartet with members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra this week, but with the cancellation of performances the four performers, Mutter, Pieter Schoeman (violin), Richard Waters (viola) and Kristina Blaumane (cello), came together digitally to perform part of the work, each recording their own part at home. The result was streamed on the LPO's website last night (Thursday 26 March 2020) as part of a new digital initiative whilst concert halls are dark.

Further newly created live or 'as live' music making from LPO orchestra members, LPO’s Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme and the LPO Junior Artists will be available on-line as part of the new programme. And to mirror the orchestra's planned concert programme, playlists of the repertoire that was to be performed at that time at the Royal Festival Hall will be streamed on the orchestra's website with introductions from conductors and LPO musicians, giving their personal take on the music.

The first of these is Saturday 28 March 2020, when Edward Gardner introduces the first concert of the series. To listen, you will need a Spotify or an IDAGIO account but both of these offer free versions.

Full details from the LPO website.

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