LSO tries playing ‘Where’s Simon’?

LSO tries playing ‘Where’s Simon’?


norman lebrecht

June 15, 2020

The orchestra has released an at-home video with its absent music director.

It’s a variation on their usual game of Simon Says.

Your call.


  • PHF says:

    I find it very amusing that someone watches this kind of production, so useless, IMHO.

  • Patrick says:

    Clever concept. But juvenile script. Is it for educational purposes?

  • Simon Behrman says:

    Some of the comments here demonstrate a complete sense of humour fail. It’s just a bit of fun and educational too. I watched it with my kids (8 and 6 years old) and they loved it. They’re now humming Figaro and discussing which is their favourite instrument.

    But, sure, perhaps a one-hour lecture on the deep structure of Bruckner symphonies would be better.

  • Pete Parker says:

    Very enjoyable… Probably my favourite London orchestra who have provided some of my favourite concert experiences…. Well done folks.

  • Elizabeth Lloyd-Davies says:

    This LSO Figaro Overture..with Simon..presumably still in Berlin is
    fabulous…..We Will Meet Again ! We ARE Meeting again…thank you so much….Good Luck to you all….
    Elizabeth Lloyd-Davies

  • Jason Lewis says:

    The film was designed to ‘introduce children to Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro’……. which it does…… well. End of.

  • Simon Toyne says:

    This is aimed at children and families. I think it’s an inventive, witty and topical way of introducing the principal instruments of the orchestra. As a music teacher, I will be sharing this with my students through their Google classrooms, connect it with pieces of guided listening, and I expect they will love it. As a musician, I love seeing the clear mutual affection between the players and Simon Rattle. As a human being, I find the cynicism and negativity with which almost everything on this site is both reported and received unbelievably depressing. Isn’t music meant to make us… feel better about ourselves and each other?

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Who cares where he is?
    Certainly not discerning music lovers….

  • fflambeau says:

    It’s a horrible production.

    Lots of other groups (the Met. for example) have done similar things with class. It is absent here.

    Shame on the LSO.

  • Iain says:

    This is how they do it in Scotland

  • Barbara says:

    My grandchildren (5 and 8) will like this.

  • Old Man in the Midwest says:

    He’s in his crib playing with his Rattle.