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!

This autumn, we’re exploring music performed by duos; two musical voices weaving and merging through contemporary and classical compositions. Featuring strings, percussion, brass and keys, this is a series of electrifying performances from musicians pushed to new heights by the energy of their partners.

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 Helen Innes:

Tel +44 20 7382 2512
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Forthcoming concerts

All concerts start at 12.30pm

2017/18 season

> Fri 17 Nov 2017

Talented Guildhall School harpists take to the stage to close our Virtuoso Duos series:

PIAZZOLLA Bordel 1900 from 'L’Histoire du Tango'
SAINT SAËNS Fantaisie Op 124
IBERT Entr’acte 
Helena Ricci harp
Stephanie Tepper flute

FRANÇAIX Allegro Vivace from 'Duo Baroque'
Lise Vandersmissen harp
Piotr Hetman double bass

SALZEDO Tango and Rumba
Manon Browning harp
Elin Samuel harp

> Fri 12 Jan 2018

Our spring series opens with pieces inspired by the immigrant experience in America. Guildhall School musicians perform music for strings and piano by Milhaud and Stravinsky, linking with the LSO’s performance of the Genesis Suite.

Relaxed performance 11.15–11.45am
A performance open to everyone, including young children, individuals with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities. 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.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require wheelchair access.

> Fri 26 Jan 2018

We welcome new LSO Principal trumpet David Elton, giving his first LSO Discovery Lunchtime Concert.

Relaxed performance 11.15–11.45am
A performance open to everyone, including young children, individuals with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities. 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.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require wheelchair access.

> Fri 2 Mar 2018

East meets west in this performance of percussive masterpieces by American, Russian and Japanese composers. Join LSO Principal Percussion Neil Percy and LSO Percussionists as they explore compositions from around the world.

> Fri 23 Mar 2018

LSO violinist Thomas Norris and pianist Anna Tilbrook perform a Brahms violin sonata and three romances by Clara Schumann – two composers who inspired one another. Clara Schumann famously wrote to Brahms, ‘I wish the last movement could accompany me in my journey from here to the next world.’

> Fri 27 Apr 2018
> Fri 11 May 2018
> Fri 1 Jun 2018
> Fri 29 Jun 2018


Supported by the Andor Charitable Trust and LSO Friends

 

Rachel Leach presenting a Friday lunchtime concert