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 live performances and introductions from presenter Rachel Leach, these free concerts are the perfect opportunity to learn more about music and the instruments of the orchestra, so just turn up and enjoy!

During spring, we’re placing contemporary voices in the spotlight and celebrating the pioneering work of the composers that came before.

Each concert begins at 12.30pm and lasts for 45 minutes. The Café is open for light refreshments before the concert from 11.30am and after the concert until 2pm. The concerts are suitable for those over the age of 5.

Booking

There's no need to book, the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day. To avoid disappointment please arrive in good time to get a seat, as these concerts are popular!

For more information or for group bookings please contact Cressida Griffth:

Tel +44 20 7382 2512
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Forthcoming concerts

All concerts start at 12.30pm

Futures

Friday 4 January 2019
LSO musicians perform clarinet trios by the forward-thinking and influential composers of the 20th-century

Friday 1 February 2019
The LSO Percussion Ensemble explored the technical and formal brilliance of minimalist and jazz-inspired compositions.

Friday 15 February 2019
Guildhall singers and pianists celebrate the voices of our time, curating a concert of contemporary music.

Friday 22 March 2019
LSO Jerwood composer Daniel Kidane, a string quartet including LSO musicians and virtuoso electric guitarist Sean Shibe present a mix of new music.

LSO Jerwood Composer+ is generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and LSO Friends.

Future performances

All concerts start at 12.30pm

Origins

Friday 26 April 2019
Friday 17 May 2019
Friday 21 June 2019
Friday 19 July 2019


Relaxed Performances

Each term we put on Relaxed Performances, 11.15-11.45am. These are open to everyone and are particularly suitable for individuals or groups who feel more comfortable in a more relaxed environment. The performances are often attended by individuals with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities, and parents with babies. Audience members are free to leave and re-enter the room at any point, and we are relaxed about noise and movement during the music.

Next performances

Spring 2019

All performances start at 11.15am

Friday 11 January 2019
A showcase featuring music from across the centuries performed by 26-year-old Georgian-born pianist Sophiko  Simsive, winner of the Music Academy of the West Solo Piano Competition.

Friday 15 February 2019
Guildhall singers and pianists celebrate the voices of our time, curating a concert of contemporary music.

For more information please contact Celia Wynne Willson:

Tel +44 20 7382 2556
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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