Definition of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the London Philharmonic Orchestra

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(abbreviation the LPO)
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a leading British orchestra established in London in 1932 by Thomas Beecham. Its main conductor since 2007 is Vladimir Jurowsky and past conductors have included Adrian Boult (1951-7), Bernard Haitink (1967-79) and Georg Solti (1979-83). It is based at the Royal Festival Hall and plays at Glyndebourne every summer.