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Plans to develop a new concert hall in London are moving forward, the London Symphony Orchestra says in a press release. The City of London Corporation recently provided funding to continue work, to be completed in 2018, on a detailed business case for the project.

The London Symphony Orchestra today also unveiled the first stage of ambitious plans for the future under its new Music Director, Sir Simon Rattle, who will take up his post in September 2017.

A ten-day celebration to mark Sir Simon Rattle’s first season as Music Director running from 14 to 24 September 2017. Amongst the highlights of the celebration will be an all-British line-up of composers for the opening concert.

The LSO also announces a celebration of Leonard Bernstein: composer, conductor, author and pianist, in November 2017, ahead of the centenary of his birth in 2018.

François-Xavier Roth, conductor of the Orchestra’s Panufnik Composers Scheme, will take charge of a major celebration of the music of Claude Debussy in 2018, the centenary of the composer’s death.

Gianandrea Noseda, Principal Guest Conductor, will continue his exploration of the complete cycle of Shostakovich’s 15 symphonies

The LSO gives information for its digital activities: the orchestra is going through a period of exponential digital growth, building a new presence globally through digital partnerships. In 2016, LSO Live hit 20 million streams and the Orchestra now reaches an audience of close to two million on Spotify alone.

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