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.

Since the building first opened ten years ago 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, LSO St Luke's Café is open to ticketholders for lunch from 12-1pm and 2-2.45pm, with hot food provided by Gormley's.

Each concert starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour.

> View the 2014/15 BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts brochure as an online flipbook (NB, external website)

2014/15 season

Natalie Clein & Friends
> Thu 5 Feb 2015: with Sergio Tiempo (piano)
> Thu 12 Feb 2015: with Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola)
> Thu 19 Feb 2015: with Anthony Marwood (violin)
> Thu 26 Feb 2015: with Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Haydn Plus
> Thu 5 Mar 2015: Meta4 String Quartet
> Thu 12 Mar 2015: Ronald Brautigam (piano/fortepiano)
> Thu 19 Mar 2015: Cuarteto Casals
> Thu 26 Mar 2015: ATOS Trio

International Violinists
> Thu 21 May 2015: Christian Tetzlaff
> Thu 11 Jun 2015: James Ehnes 
> Thu 18 Jun 2015: Veronika Eberle
> Thu 25 Jun 2015: Nicola Benedetti

Tickets cost £10 (£9 concessions) and can be booked online. Book any four concerts for £8 each (discount available on full price tickets only).

2015/16 season

All concerts start at 1pm

Autumn 2015: Chopin, Liszt & Bartók
Thu 8 Oct: Ingolf Wunder
Thu 29 Oct: Alice Sara Ott
Thu 5 Nov: Ashley Wass
Thu 26 Nov: Maria João Pires & Ashot Khachatourian

Autumn 2015: London Resounding
Thu 15 Oct: Florilegium
Thu 22 Oct: Ronald Brautigam 
Thu 12 Nov: Fretwork
Thu 19 Nov: Musica ad Rhenum

January 2016: Shakespeare 400
Thu 7 Jan: Goulf Piano Trio
Thu 14 Jan: Iestyn Davies & Elizabeth Kenny
Thu 21 Jan: James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook
Thu 28 Jan: BBC Singers

February 2016: Pavel Haas Quartet residency
Thu 4 Feb: Smetana
Thu 11 Feb: Shostakovich
Thu 18 Feb: Prokofiev & Bartók
Thu 25 Feb: Schubert

April/May 2016: Elgar Up Close
Thu 14 Apr: Jennifer Pike
Thu 21 Apr: LSO String Ensemble
Thu 28 Apr: Elias Quartet/Huw Watkins
Thu 5 May: Elias Quartet

Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions) and can be booked online. Book any four concerts for £9 each (discount available on full price tickets only).

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