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Sir Simon Rattle: 'I want music to be for everyone' / Evening Standard

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Sir Simon Rattle today said he wants to share his passion for music "with as many people as possible" ahead of his homecoming concert with the London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO's new music director said: 'My ambition is to open up the electrifying experience of music.' His debut at the Barbican on September 14 will be broadcast live on Radio 3 and across Europe on classical music station Mezzo TV. The concert, a celebration of British music with a performance of Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations and a new work by composer Helen Grime, marks the start of 11 days of concerts with further broadcasts on Classic FM and YouTube. Rattle said: "It is a huge moment in my life to be able to return to the UK and work with the orchestra I love. My ambition is to open up the electrifying experience of music and share my passion for music-making with as many people as possible, whatever their age or whatever their background."

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