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Sir Simon Rattle to make St Paul’s Cathedral conducting debut

Sir Simon Rattle will conduct at St Paul’s Cathedral for the first time, as part of a special gala concert for the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). The British conductor, who is also the music director of the orchestra, will conduct French composer Hector Berlioz’s rarely-performed symphony, Grande Symphonie Funebre Et Triomphale, one of the earliest examples of a symphony composed for a military band.
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Simon Rattle returns to Trafalgar Square

Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason will perform live in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 11 June 2022 at 5.00pm. This free summer concert highlights the continued partnership between BMW and the London Symphony Orchestra, which for the last eleven years has brought superlative live music to audiences in one of the world’s most iconic public spaces, Trafalgar Square, and to thousands more watching the live stream on YouTube.
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Simon Rattle gets stuck in to Munich hall row

Markus Söder, Minister-President of Bavaria, this weekend cast doubt on the viability of a new concert hall for Munich, saying it would cost a billion Euros and was inappropriate in present circumstances. His intervention has drawn a guarded response from Sir Simon Rattle, incoming music director at Bavarian Radio.

Antonio Pappano, Simon Rattle, Barbara Hannigan & Fabio Luisi Among Signatories Petitioning Against the Canceling of Russian Artists

(Credit: Karen Almond / Metropolitan Opera) One hundred and nineteen artists and conductors are signing a petition to end the war and end the boycott against boycotting Russian artists. The petition, which is signed by such prominent artists as Antonio Pappano, Mark Elder, Simon Rattle, Franz Welser-Möst, Cornelius Meister, Dmitri...