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 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 residencies by the Brodsky Quartet and Nash Ensemble, 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, provided by Kitchen of Kent. Each concert starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour.

2014/15 season

All concerts start at 1pm

International Violinists
Part of the LSO International Violinists Festival
Thu 21 May: Christian Tetzlaff
Thu 11 Jun: James Ehnes
Thu 18 Jun: Veronika Eberle
Thu 25 Jun: 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: Gould 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).

Audience waiting for BBC Radio 3 lunchtime concert

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