September 2016–June 2017, Barbican Centre
How to book
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. The fee includes the first class postage of your tickets if time permits.
Barbican Centre: £3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee
LSO St Luke's: £0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee
All Sunday concerts start at 7pm
Sir Simon Rattle
Sir Simon Rattle’s 2016/17 concert season begins once more with a collaboration with the enigmatic Peter Sellars as the pair turn their attention to Ligeti’s Le grand macabre. His concerts will also see two world premieres – one a new work by Mark-Anthony Turnage, the other a children’s opera by Andrew Norman – and an end of season concert with Lang Lang.
> Sat 14 & Sun 15 Jan 2017: Le grand macabre
Star violinist Janine Jansen performs works by Bernstein, Brahms and Berg as this season’s LSO Artist Portrait. Many critics heap her with praise, The Independent recently commenting that 'Jansen's commandingly beautiful tone dignifies everything she plays'.
In partnership with Wigmore Hall
> Sun 5 Feb 2017: Bernstein Serenade
Five LSO Principal players take centre stage in performances across the 2016/17 season. Principal Trumpet Philip Cobb performs Haydn, Roman Simovic – the LSO's Leader – plays Bruch and also returns to the Brahms Double Concerto alongside Principal Cello Tim Hugh, and Tim and his counterpart Principal Cello Rebecca Gilliver perform duos in a BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert.
> Thu 22 Sep 2016: Philip Cobb (trumpet)
Gianandrea Noseda, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, John Adams, Fabio Luisi and Bernard Haitink all offer major choral works in 2016/17. Among them are Verdi’s powerful Requiem and a nativity oratorio by John Adams – El Niño – conducted by the composer himself.
> Sun 18 & Tue 20 Sep 2016: Verdi Requiem
Free Friday Lunchtime Concert series
All concerts start at 12.30pm
LSO Sing is supported by the John S Cohen Foundation and Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement
All concerts start at 2.30pm
Supported by LSO Friends
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts
All concerts start at 1pm
Lawrence Power & Friends
Top photo: a handful of the LSO's Members who have served over 20 years in the Orchestra. From left to right: Edward Vanderspar (Principal Viola), Harriet Rayfield (First Violin), Andrew Marriner (Principal Clarinet), Patrick Harrild (Principal Tuba), Andrew Pollock (Second Violin), Jonathan Lipton (Horn), Matthew Gardner (Second Violin), Sylvain Vasseur (First Violin), Elizabeth Pigram (First Violin), Noel Bradshaw (Cello), Patrick Laurence (Double Bass).
Photo taken by Ranald Mackechnie.