Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Free concerts at LSO St Luke's

Want to know more about classical music but not sure where to start?

Make the most of your lunchbreak and enjoy a free, 45-minute informal concert at LSO St Luke’s. With introductions from presenter Rachel Leach, these free concerts are the perfect opportunity to learn more about music and the instruments of the orchestra!

Forthcoming concerts

We hope that we will be able to welcome audiences to LSO St Luke's for concerts from 17 May 2021.

Tickets for each Lunchtime Concert will released two weeks prior to the date of the performance. Please keep an eye on the LSO’s social media channels or subscribe to our e-newsletter for more information.

Details for booking free tickets will be announced on each of the links below:

All concerts start at 12.30pm

Summer

> Friday 28 May 2021: Guildhall Orchestral Artistry students 
   (tickets released Friday 14 May, 10am)

Kodály Duo for violin and cello (first movement)
Thea Musgrave 'Mischievous' and 'Peaceful' from 'Taking Turns'
Betsy Jolas
 Episode No 9, 'Fortem Magnum Coloratum'
Reger Serenade for flute, violin, and viola in G Major (first movement)

Tilman Fleig violin
Yuriko Matsuda violin
Matt Johnstone viola
Lavinnia Rae cello
Sophie McLaughlin flute
Amy Naddermier flute
Fiona Sweeney flute
KaWing Wong flute
Andrew Mellor clarinet
Rachel Leach presenter


> Friday 11 June 2021: LSO string quartet (Relaxed concert)
   (tickets released Friday 28 May, 10am)

Mozart String Quartet No 17 K458 ‘The Hunt‘ (first movement)
Lucy Hale Four Folk Tunes
Puccini Crisantemi
Prokofiev String Quartet No 2 (third movement)

Julián Gil Rodríguez violin
Maxine Kwok violin
Sofia Silva Sousa viola
Daniel Gardner cello
Rachel Leach presenter


> Friday 18 June 2021: Guildhall singers 
   (tickets released Friday 4 June, 10am)

Tippett Songs for Ariel
Handel Where Shall I Fly from 'Hercules'
Wolf Heimweh; Gebet; Nimmersatte Liebe
Korngold Glückwunsch
Schubert Des Sängers Habe
Fauré La lune blanche luit dans les bois from 'La bonne chanson'
Howells King David
Tosti La Serenata

Katie Macdonald mezzo-soprano
Connor-James Smith tenor
Michael Lafferty-Smith baritone
Matthias De Smet piano
Janice Tsui piano
Jongsun Woo piano
Rachel Leach presenter


> Friday 16 July 2021: LSO Soundhub preview 
   (tickets released Friday 2 July, 10am)


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*Please note that these Relaxed Performances have been specially tailored for people with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities. Babies under 1 year old are welcome, but please consider how older children may affect the experience for other audience members and the performers. If your child is under 5 years old, find out more about our interactive concerts for under-5s.


 LSO Friday Lunchtime Concerts are generously supported by LSO Friends.

 

Rachel Leach presenting a Friday lunchtime concert