Autumn 2021 Concerts

 

‘If ever any of us were in danger of taking one chord of a piece for granted, that has gone. The past months have allowed us to admit how much we desperately need music, and that we are meant to have an audience there to hear it. That’s one of many reasons we are thrilled to be performing these works in London, and look forward to sharing them with you.’
Sir Simon Rattle OME CBE
LSO Music Director

We are delighted to share with you details of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Autumn season from September to December 2021, for which we are looking forward to being in our Barbican home, where the LSO is Resident Orchestra, and at LSO St Luke's. We hope that you will find much to enjoy in our Autumn season, and look forward to welcoming you to a concert very soon.

At the Barbican   At LSO St Luke's   Booking info

At the Barbican

Sunday 12 September 7pm

Season Launch:
New Music Britain
Julian Anderson, Judith Weir, Vaughan Williams & Maxwell Davies

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano
Robert Jordan bagpipes
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Chorus

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Wednesday 15 September 6.30pm

Half Six Fix: Beethoven 6

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

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Thursday 16 September 7pm

Ondřej Adámek & Beethoven 

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

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Sunday 19 September 7pm

Bruckner's Journey to the Romantic Symphony

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

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Wednesday 6 October 7pm

Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit
Martinů & Shostakovich

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola

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Sunday 10 October 7pm

Lili Boulanger, Shostakovich & Dvořák

Daniel Harding conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

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Thursday 28 October 7pm

Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit
Walton & Brahms

Daniel Harding conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola

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Sunday 31 October 7pm

Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit
Jörg Widmann & Dvořák

Daniel Harding conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola

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Sunday 7 November 2.30pm

LSO Discovery Family Concert

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Wednesday 10 November 6.30pm

Half Six Fix: Eroica

François-Xavier Roth conductor

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Thursday 11 November 7pm

Gossec, Saint-Saëns & Beethoven

François-Xavier Roth conductor
Bertrand Chamayou piano

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Friday 19 November 7.30pm

EFG London Jazz Festival:
LSO / 
Soweto Kinch

The world premiere of Soweto Kinch’s new work for orchestra

Lee Reynolds conductor

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Thursday 25 November 7pm

Sally Beamish & Prokofiev

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Janine Jansen violin
Martin Fröst clarinet

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Sunday 28 November 3pm

A Choral Winter Celebration

Simon Halsey conductor
London Symphony Chorus
LSO Musicians

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Wednesday 8 December 6.30pm

Half Six Fix: Mahler 4

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano

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Thursday 9 December 7pm

Rozsa & Bartók

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Roman Simovic violin

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Wednesday 15 December 6.30pm

Half Six Fix: Concerto for Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

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Thursday 16 December 7pm

Debussy, Berlioz & Mahler

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano

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At LSO St Luke's

Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit

Alongside his Artist Portrait series with the LSO on the Barbican stage, violinist Antoine Tamestit brings one orchestral concert and a more intimate chamber music series to LSO St Luke’s - part of the BBC Radio 3 Concerts, joined by a cast of musical colleagues.

Orchestral concert

Thursday 14 October 6.30pm

Walton & Brahms

Daniel Harding conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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BBC Radio 3 concerts 

Repertoire and artists to be confirmed

Friday 8 October 1pm

Tristan Murail, Bruno Mantovani, Elliott Carter, Bethan Morgan-Williams & Luciano Berio

Antoine Tamestit viola
Colin Currie percussion

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Friday 15 October 1pm

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Friday 15 October 6pm

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Friday 29 October 1pm

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All concerts will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast.

 

BBC Radio 3 concerts: Haydn Plus

Chamber pieces by composers from across the eras are paired with music by Joseph Haydn, shedding new light on the composer known as ‘the Father of the String Quartet’.

Repertoire to be confirmed

Friday 17 September 1pm

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

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Friday 17 September 6pm

Ashley Riches baritone
Joseph Middleton piano

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Friday 1 October 1pm

Joseph Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No 2, 'Fifths'
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No 1

Trio Karenine

 

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Friday 1 October 6pm

Aris String Quartet

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All concerts will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast.

 

LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concerts

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!

Repertoire and artists to be confirmed

Friday 10 September 12.30pm


Friday 22 October 12.30pm


Friday 5 November 12.30pm


Friday 26 November 12.30pm


Booking Information

On sale dates

Priority Booking

  • From Friday 25 June at 10am for LSO Patrons, LSO Pioneers & LSO Ambassador Friends
  • From Monday 28 June at 10am for all LSO Friends (Ambassador, Benefactor, Associate & Supporter levels)

Public Booking

  • From Tuesday 6 July at 10am

BBC Radio 3 Concerts

  • From Friday 30 July at 10am

Booking fees 

Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket

Barbican Centre: £3 online booking fee
LSO St Luke's: £0.60 online booking fee

Discounts

> Multibuys & Top-ups
> Wildcard Tickets
> Young People
> Groups (10+)

Exchanges and refunds

If for any reason you are unable to use your tickets, we offer a flexible exchange service. Tickets can be exchanged for another LSO concert or Barbican credit vouchers valid for six months, provided that you inform the Box Office and return any physical tickets at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings). A per ticket administration fee applies for all exchange services.

Accessibility

Join the Barbican Access Membership to inform us of your requirements. Members may also be eligible for a 50% discount on tickets for the member and a companion (discount limited and subject to availability). To book tickets Access Members should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 3855 4745 (Mon–Fri 1-4pm).

Getting to our venues

> Your Visit 


The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. If the event is cancelled, all bookers will receive a refund.

All information correct at time of publishing.

All discounts are subject to availability and may not be combined.

Box office calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance or training purposes.

Download a paper guide

If you would prefer to read the listings in one place, you can download and print our Autumn guide.

PDF 32Download the Autumn 2021 guide (PDF)
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How we are keeping people safe

All our activity takes place in COVID-secure conditions.
Find out about our preventitive measures

Programme notes

Our programme notes are available to read digitally for free ahead of each concert, and will be available for the whole season.
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