Brilliant news discovered on the LSO’s Facebook feed just now. Sir Simon Rattle will take up the role of Music Director of the LSO from September 2017.
It’s fantastic news for the orchestra. It’s also news which makes 2017 seem like a terribly long way off. As a classical music lover, I’m really pleased this has happened. I’m convinced it will have a significant give the UK orchestral scene a shot in the arm in terms of PR which in turn will have positive impact on its profile in London and across the UK. That can only be a good thing.