BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts take place at 1pm on various Thursdays throughout the year and feature the finest chamber music performances from established performers and upcoming artists alike.
> Browse the complete 2012/13 BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Brochure
Since the building first opened in 2003, BBC Radio 3 have been presenting these concerts, which are recorded for broadcast at a later date, to ever-increasing numbers of people. Past seasons have included series of Bach sonatas and partitas, string quartets by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart, Chopin piano music, song cycles by Mendelssohn, Mahler and Schumann, Piano Variations, and a Stravinsky, Debussy and Prokofiev series. We have played host to a residency by the Brodsky Quartet and have welcomed young performers from the ECHO Rising Stars programme.
On Radio 3 lunchtime concert days the Café is open for a full lunch service from 12-3pm with hot food provided by Kitchen Angels. Each concert starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour.
Lunchtime Special Offer
- £9.95 main course and a glass of wine
- £2.50 cake and coffee
- Unlimited refills on tea, coffee and soft drinks
Mozart Chamber Music
> Thu 26 Sep: Christian Bradshaw
> Thu 3 Oct: London Winds & Leon McCawley
> Thu 10 Oct: Aronowitz Ensemble
> Thu 17 Oct: London Winds
> Thu 24 Oct: Lendvai Trio
> Thu 31 Oct: Chiaroscuro String Quartet
> Thu 7 Nov: Vilde Frang & Michael Lifits
> Thu 14 Nov: Ebène String Quartet
Schubert Chamber Works
> Thu 27 Feb: Cédric Tiberghien &
Christian Ihle Hadland
> Thu 6 Mar: Nicola Benedetti, Leonard Elschenbroich & Alexei Grynyuk
> Thu 13 Mar: Doric String Quartet
> Thu 20 Mar: Signum String Quartet
Tickets cost £10 (£9 concessions) and can be booked online. Book any four concerts for £8 each. Please use the links below for more information and to book.