Autumn 2020 Season

Concerts and broadcasts from LSO St Luke's
September – December 2020

We are delighted that we are able to return to work in September 2020, moving our rearranged Autumn season to LSO St Luke’s – which has been newly equipped with state of the art facilities for live and recorded concerts – until the reopening of the Barbican Hall.

The Autumn season will take place online on the various platforms of our broadcasting partners (NB payment required on some platforms), with six full concerts streamed for free on our own YouTube channel. We will also be uploading excerpts from our concerts to YouTube each week. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel to catch this weekly schedule of excerpts and to receive alerts when we're broadcasting live.

As well as full orchestral concerts there will be a series of BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime and Rush Hour chamber concerts, and LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concerts, which will have small socially distanced audiences. The LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concerts will also be streamed live on YouTube.

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Please see the bottom of this page for details of concerts in the Barbican Hall from 29 November 2020.


August 2020

Sunday 30 August 7.30pm 
BBC Proms 
From Royal Albert Hall
Broadcast live on BBC Four and BBC Radio 3 and on demand on iPlayer and BBC Sounds (free)
Full concerts details and links to watch

September 2020

Friday 4 September 1pm
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Brahms and Beyond
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (££)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date
Full concerts details and links to buy tickets and listen

Sunday 6 September 7pm 
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast ‘as live’ on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 90 days (free)
Full concerts details and links to watch 

Wednesday 9 September 6.30pm 
Opening concert: Knussen, Turnage & Britten
From Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast live on Medici TV and on demand (££)
Also available on Mezzo TV from early December
Full concerts details and links to watch

Saturday 19 September 7.30pm 
Milhaud, George Walker & Beethoven
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast on Marquee TV on demand (££)
Full concerts details and links to watch

Friday 25 September 1pm
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Brahms and Beyond

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (££)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date (free)
Full concerts details and links to buy tickets and listen

Friday 25 September 19.30pm 
Dvořák, Tippett & Beethoven
From Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and on demand on BBC Sounds (free)
Full concerts details and links to listen

Wednesday 30 September 6.30pm 
Stravinsky & Dvořák
From Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast live on IDAGIO and available on demand (££)
Full concerts details and links to watch

 

October 2020

Friday 2 October 1pm
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Brahms and Beyond
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (££)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date (free)
> Full concerts details and links to buy tickets and listen

Thursday 15 October 7pm
Dvořák & Beethoven
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast on Takt 1 on demand (££)
> Full concerts details and links to watch

Friday 16 October 1pm
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Brahms and Beyond

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (££)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date (free)
> Full concerts details and links to buy tickets and listen

Sunday 18 October 7pm
Strauss, Hannah Kendall & Bartók

Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast on the LSO YouTube channel ‘as live’ and on demand for 90 days (free)
> Full concerts details and links to watch

Friday 23 October 12.30pm
LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (free)
Broadcast live on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 90 days (free)
> Full concerts details and links to get tickets and watch

Wednesday 28 October
Mendelssohn, Boulanger & Schumann
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast on Stage Access (US only) on demand (££)
> Full concerts details and links to watch

Thursday 29 October
Tippett & Dvořák
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Available on Takt 1 on demand (££)
> Full concerts details and links to watch

Friday 30 October 1pm
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Christian Tetzlaff & Friends
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (££)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date (free)
> Full concerts details and links to buy tickets and listen

Friday 30 October 6pm
BBC Radio 3 Rush Hour Concert: Christian Tetzlaff & Friends
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (££)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date (free)
> Full concerts details and links to buy tickets and listen

 

November 2020

Sunday 1 November 2pm
Duke Bluebeard’s Castle
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast ‘as live’ on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 90 days (free)
> Full concerts details and links to watch

Friday 6 November 1pm
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Christian Tetzlaff & Friends
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (££)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date (free)
> Full concerts details and links to buy tickets and listen

Friday 6 November 6pm
BBC Radio 3 Rush Hour Concert: Christian Tetzlaff & Friends
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (££)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date (free)
> Full concerts details and links to buy tickets and listen

Thursday 5 November 6.30pm
Sibelius, Mendelssohn & Saariaho
From Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast live on Medici TV and on demand (££)
> Full concerts details and links to watch

Friday 13 November 12.30pm
LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (free)
Broadcast live on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 90 days (free)
> Full concerts details and links to get tickets and watch

Tuesday 17 November 6.30pm
Winters, Maderna & Haydn
From Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast live on IDAGIO and available on demand (££)
> Full concerts details and links to watch

Friday 20 November 12.30pm
LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert: Relaxed Performance
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (free). This performance is particularly suitable for individuals or groups who feel more comfortable attending concerts in a more relaxed performance environment including people with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities.
Broadcast live on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 90 days (free)
> Full concerts details and links to get tickets and watch

Sunday 22 November 7pm 
Siem, Schnittke & Mozart
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast ‘as live’ on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 90 days (free)
Full concerts details and links to watch

Friday 27 November 12.30pm
LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Live concert to attend (free)
Broadcast live on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 90 days (free)
> Full concerts details and links to get tickets and watch

December 2020

Tuesday 1 December
Bartók & Betsy Jolas
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast on Takt 1 on demand (££)
> Full concerts details and links to watch

Sunday 13 December 7pm
A Singalong Christmas
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

A chance to sing along and celebrate the festive season with the LSO from the comfort of your sofa
Broadcast ‘as live’ on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 90 days (free)
> Full concerts details and links to watch


Concerts in the Barbican Hall
29 November–17 December 2020

We are looking forward to our return to the Barbican Hall with socially distanced audiences from 29 November 2020 for six concerts with pianist Krystian Zimerman and Sir Simon Rattle, rounding off the Beethoven 250th anniversary celebrations. Each concert will be performed twice at 3.30pm and 6.30pm. These concerts will be on sale from 2 November.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1
Sunday 29 November 3.30pm
Sunday 29 November 6.30pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2
Tuesday 1 December 3.30pm
Tuesday 1 December 6.30pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3
Thursday 3 December 3.30pm
Thursday 3 December 6.30pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4
Sunday 6 December 3.30pm
Sunday 6 December 6.30pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5
Wednesday 9 December 3.30pm
Wednesday 9 December 6.30pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto Marathon
Thursday 17 December 6pm


Details regarding the following concerts will be announced ASAP

Sun 20 Dec: Gianandrea Noseda/Carmina Burana 
> Tue 22 Dec: Gianandrea Noseda/Carmina Burana



Support us

We’re delighted to be able to share many of our broadcasts for free. There are a number of ways that you can support the LSO through these difficult times. You can buy our music on LSO Live, become an LSO Friend, buy a ticket for an online broadcast on our partners' platforms, make a donation, and more.
> Find out more

Where can you find us?

Broadcast partners

Visit our platform partners for details of on-demand tickets and subscription packages: 

Watching YouTube on your TV?

Follow our instructions to access concerts via the YouTube app.
> Follow the instructions to watch on your TV

Programme notes

Our programme notes are available to read digitally for free, and will be available for the whole season.
> Find programme notes

Cancelled concerts at the Barbican

For details of the cancelled Autumn season, due to the continuing restrictions caused by Covid-19, that was to take place at the Barbican Hall, please visit this page. Ticket holders should have already been contacted about their booking.