September 2022–January 2023 Concerts

We are delighted to share details of the first half of the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2022/23 season at the Barbican, taking place between September 2022 and January 2023. We hope that you will find much to enjoy, and look forward to welcoming you to an LSO concert soon.

At the Barbican   At LSO St Luke's   Booking info


Concerts outside of the Barbican and on tour

For listings of concerts not taking place at our home venues of the Barbican and LSO St Luke's,
please visit the What's On calendar


Download the listings

If you would prefer to read the listings in one place, you can download and print our PDF.
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Season artwork
Ari Weinkle in a concept by Superunion
Watch the video


At the Barbican

Sunday 11 September 7pm
New Music Britain

Daniel Kidane Sun Poem (LSO co-commission; London premiere)
Frank Bridge Enter Spring
Edward Elgar Symphony No 2

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

> Full info


Wednesday 14 September 6.30pm
Half Six Fix: French Connections 

Hector Berlioz Overture: Le corsaire
Claude Debussy
Fanfare and Le sommeil de Lear from ‘Music to King Lear’
Tōru Takemitsu
Fantasma/Cantos II
Maurice Ravel La valse

Sir Simon Rattle conductor & presenter
Peter Moore
trombone

> Full info


Thursday 15 September 7pm
Sound Without Limits

Hector Berlioz Overture: Le corsaire
Tōru Takemitsu
Fantasma/Cantos II
Maurice Ravel
La valse
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 7
Béla Bartók
The Miraculous Mandarin – Suite

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Moore
trombone

> Full info


Sunday 18 September 7pm
Landscapes in Sound

Jean Sibelius The Oceanides; Tapiola
Anton Bruckner
Symphony No 7

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

> Full info


Sunday 23 October 2.30pm
LSO Discovery Family Concert: Through the Looking Glass

Paul Rissmann composer & presenter

> Full info


Thursday 27 October 7pm
In Living Colour

Samy Moussa Crimson
Béla Bartók
Violin Concerto No 2
Igor Stravinsky
Petrushka (1947 version)

Kevin John Edusei conductor
Roman Simovic
violin

> Full info


Sunday 30 October 7pm
Symphonic Gospel

André J Thomas conductor

Full info

 

Sunday 6 November 7pm
Awaken the Sleeper - American music for our time

Carlos Simon Portrait of a Queen
Wynton Marsalis Tuba Concerto (UK premiere)
Joel Thompson To Awaken the Sleeper

André J Thomas conductor
Ben Thomson tuba

Full info


Thursday 10 November 7pm
Wild and Stormy Nights

César Franck Le chasseur maudit
Ludwig van Beethoven
 Piano Concerto No 3
Johannes Brahms 
Symphony No 4

Nathalie Stutzmann conductor
Alice Sara Ott 
piano

Full info


Thursday 17 November
Symphonic Jazz: EFG London Jazz Festival

Carlos Simon This Land
John Adams Saxophone Concerto
Leonard Bernstein Divertimento for Orchestra
George Gershwin An American in Paris

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Jess Gillam saxophone

Full info


Thursday 24 November 7pm
The Year 1905

Louise Drewett The Daymark (world premiere, LSO Panufnik commission)*
Maurice Ravel
Piano Concerto in G major
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No 11, ‘The Year 1905’

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Alice Sara Ott
piano

Full info


Wednesday 30 November 7pm

Robert Schumann Overture: Genoveva
Robert Schumann Piano Concerto
Serge Rachmaninoff Symphony No 3

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Mitsuko Uchida piano

Full info

 

Thursday 1 December 7pm
Landscapes in Sound

Jean Sibelius The Oceanides; Tapiola
Anton Bruckner
 Symphony No 7

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

> Full info


Wednesday 14 December 7pm
Thursday 15 December 7pm
Revolution & Romance

Igor Stravinsky arr Simon Rattle Stravinsky Journey
Serge Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 3

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Anna Lapkovskaja mezzo-soprano
Evgeny Kissin piano

Full info (14 Dec)
> Full info (15 Dec)


Saturday 17 December 7pm
Sunday 18 December 7pm
Sorrow & Serenity

Karol Szymanowski Stabat Mater
Johannes Brahms German Requiem

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Iwona Sobotka soprano
Hanna Hipp mezzo-soprano
Florian Boesch bass-baritone
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Chorus

Full info (17 Dec)
Full info (18 Dec)


Wednesday 11 January 7pm
Friday 13 January 7pm
Storms of Passion

Leoš Janáček Katya Kabanova (concert performance; sung in Czech)

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Katarina Dalayman Marfa
Andrew Staples Tichon
Amanda Majeski Katya
Sir John Tomlinson Dikoj
Simon O’Neill Boris
Ladislav Elgr Kudrjas
Magdalena Kožená Varvara
Sarah Pring Glasha & Feklusha
Lukáš Zeman Kuligin

Full info (11 Jan)
Full info (13 Jan)


Sunday 22 January 2.30pm
LSO Discovery Family Concert

Full info


Thursday 26 January 7pm
Sunday 29 January 7pm

Ludwig van Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Jean Sibelius
 Violin Concerto
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No 6

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Janine Jansen
 violin

Full info (26 Jan)
Full info (29 Jan)

 

At LSO St Luke's

LSO concerts

Limited tickets available

Saturday 12 November 8pm 
LSO Percussion & Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Full info


Sunday 20 November 7pm
LSO & Music Academy of the West

Ludwig van Beethoven Triple Concerto
Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Roman Simovic violin
David Cohen cello
Pavel Kolesnikov piano

> Full info

 

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

Fridays 23 September, 14 October, 4 November, 11 November (Relaxed concert) & 20 January 12.30pm

Full info


Musical Storytelling for Under 5s

LSO musicians retell a popular children’s story through music. Dance and sing as the instruments bring the tale to life.

Saturday 26 November 10.30am & 12.30pm

Full info

 

BBC Radio 3 concerts

One Pianist, One Composer

Thursday 15 September 1pm

Robert Schumann
Arabesque Op 18
Kreisleriana Op 16

Simone Dinnerstein piano

> Full info


Friday 16 September 1pm

Franz Schubert
Klavierstück No 1 in E-flat minor
Piano Sonata in B-flat major

Elisabeth Leonskaja piano

> Full info


Thursday 29 September 1pm

Music by Franz Liszt including:
Extracts from Années de pèlerinage (Première année)
Après une lecture du Dante

Bertrand Chamayou piano

> Full info


Friday 28 October 1pm

Music by Frédéric Chopin including:
Four Mazurkas Op 41
Twelve Études Op 25

Christian Ihle Hadland piano

> Full info


Jazz Inflections

Friday 30 September 1pm

Olga Neuwirth Laki
George Gershwin An American in Paris
Daniel Schnyder Sonata
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Elvis Costello/Chet Baker Almost Blue

Simon Höfele trumpet
Frank Dupree piano

> Full info


Thursday 6 October 1pm

Samuel Barber Four Excursions
Chick Corea Selections from ‘Children’s Songs’
Mary Lou Williams arr MacGregor Miss D.D.; Aries and Scorpio from ‘Zodiac Suite’; Ghost of Love
William Grant Still Mystic Pool;Out of the Silence
Joanna MacGregor Blackbird;Little Girl Blue; Good Bait

Joanna MacGregor piano

> Full info


Thursday 13 October 1pm

Programme TBC

Jess Gillam saxophone

> Full info


Friday 21 October 1pm

Maurice Ravel Violin Sonata
Tony Schemmer Sandor’s Ballad
Aaron Copland Two Pieces for Violin and Piano
George Gershwin arr Heifetz Porgy and Bess – Suite

Aleksey Semenenko violin
Inna Firsova piano

> Full info


Beethoven

Thursday 19 January 1pm

Ludwig van Beethoven
   Eight Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein
   Six Variations on the Song ‘Ich denke dein’ 

Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Samson Tsoy piano

> Full info


Thursday 26 January 1pm

Ludwig van Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte
   & other selected songs
Felix Mendelssohn Selected songs
Reynaldo Hahn La barcheta

Ilker Arcayürek tenor
Simon Lepper piano

> Full info


Friday 27 January 1pm

Robert Schumann Five Pieces in Folk Style
Vladimir Kobekin Fuga temporis: variations on a theme by Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No 3 in A major

Anastasia Kobekina cello
Luka Okros piano

> Full info


Thursday 2 February 1pm

Joaquín Turina String Quartet Op 34, ‘The Bullfighter’s Prayer’
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Op 59 No 1, ‘Razumovsky’

Quatuor Modigliani

> Full info

 

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


Booking Information

Ticket sales are currently only available in advance online, via the LSO or Barbican websites.
If you have any booking queries you can contact the Barbican Box Office on email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

On sale dates

Priority Booking 
From Thursday 31 March 10am: LSO Patrons, LSO Pioneers & LSO Ambassador Friends; Barbican Principal & Premier Patrons
From Monday 4 April 10am: all LSO Friends (Ambassador, Benefactor, Associate & Supporter levels); Groups; Barbican Patrons
From Wednesday 6 April 10am: Barbican Members Plus
From Thursday 7 April 10am: Barbican Members

Public Booking
From Friday 8 April 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.


Season artwork

Concept: Superunion
Artwork: Ari Weinkle
Music: Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

January–July 2022 Concerts

We are delighted to share details of the second half of the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2021/22 season at the Barbican, taking place between January and July 2022. WE hope that you will find much to enjoy, and look forward to welcoming you to an LSO concert soon.

At the Barbican   At LSO St Luke's   Booking info


Concerts outside of the Barbican and on tour

For listings of concerts not taking place at our home venues of the Barbican and LSO St Luke's,
please visit the Calendar page filtered by 'On Tour'.


At the Barbican

Monday 3 January 7pm
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Programme to be announced

> Full info


Thursday 6 January 7pm

Unsuk Chin Violin Concerto No 2, ‘Scherben der Stille’ (world premiere)*
Sibelius Symphony No 7
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin – Suite

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Leonidas Kavakos violin

* Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

> Full info


Sunday 9 January 7pm

Julian Anderson Suite from ‘Exiles’*
Mahler Blumine from Symphony No 1
Rott Third movement from Symphony in E major
Webern Six Pieces for Orchestra (1928 version)
Dvořák Symphony No 7

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director

* Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Bayerischer Rundfunk.

> Full info


Thursday 27 January 7pm

Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Mozart Violin Concerto No 5
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5

Nathalie Stutzmann conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin

> Full info


Thursday 3 February 7pm

Shostakovich Symphony No 14
Beethoven Symphony No 7

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Elena Stikhina soprano
Vitalij Kowalyow bass

> Full info


Sunday 6 February 7pm
Sunday 13 February 7pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5, ‘Emperor’
Shostakovich Symphony No 15

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Beatrice Rana piano

> Full info (6 Feb)
> Full info (13 Feb)


Thursday 17 February 7pm

Copland Music for the Theatre
Offenbach arr Rosenthal Selections from ‘La Gaîté Parisienne’
Weill arr Elliot Youkali; Lost in the Stars

Barbara Hannigan conductor & soprano

Full info


Wednesday 23 February 6.30pm
Half Six Fix

Poulenc La voix humaine

Barbara Hannigan conductor, soprano & presenter

Full info


Thursday 24 February 7pm

Strauss Metamorphosen
Poulenc La voix humaine

Barbara Hannigan conductor & soprano

Full info


Sunday 27 February 2.30pm
Family Concert: How to Build an Orchestra

Rachel Leach presenter

Full info

 

Thursday 3 March 8pm
Sunday 6 March 7pm
Barbican 40th Anniversary

Haydn The Creation (sung in English)

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director

Full info (3 Mar)
Full info (6 Mar)


Wednesday 9 March 7pm

Berlioz Overture: Le corsaire
Hannah Kendall The Spark Catchers
Sibelius Symphony No 7
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin – Suite
Ravel La valse

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Full info


Thursday 10 March 7pm

Dvořák American Suite Op 98b
Walker Lilacs for voice and orchestra
Schumann Symphony No 2

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Nicole Cabell soprano

Full info


Sunday 3 April 7pm
LSO Futures

Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Helen Grime Trumpet Concerto (world premiere)‡
Joel Järventausta Sunfall (world premiere)*
Francisco Coll Violin Concerto (UK premiere)†
Strauss Death and Transfiguration

François-Xavier Roth conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet

Full info


Sunday 10 April 7pm

George Stevenson Vanishing City*
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Prokofiev Symphony No 5

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Janine Jansen violin

* Commissioned through the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme, generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and The Helen Hamlyn Trust.

Full info


Sunday 24 April 7pm

Ravel Mother Goose – Suite
Dani Howard Trombone Concerto
Qigang Chen L’Eloignement
Stravinsky The Firebird – Suite (1919 version)

Xian Zhang conductor
Peter Moore trombone

Full info


Wednesday 27 April 6.30pm
Half Six Fix

Weill The Seven Deadly Sins

Sir Simon Rattle conductor & presenter
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Full info


Thursday 28 April 7pm

Weill Little Threepenny Music
Weill Death in the Forest
Weill The Seven Deadly Sins

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Full info

 

Saturday 7 May 2.30pm
Family Concert: The Disappearance of Doctor Copernicus

> Full info 


Sunday 8 May 7pm

Sofia Gubaidulina Offertorium
Sibelius Symphony No 2

Dima Slobodeniouk conductor
Baiba Skride violin

> Full info


Sunday 15 May 7pm

Programme to include:
Mahler Symphony No 5

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor

> Full info


Sunday 29 May 7pm
André J Thomas: A Celebration of Gospel Music

André J Thomas conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director

> Full info


Thursday 2 June 7pm

Gabrieli Canzone for Brass
Petrassi Concerto for Orchestra No 5
Puccini Capriccio sinfonico
De Sabata Juventus

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor

> Full info


Sunday 5 June 7pm

Respighi Church Windows
Dallapiccola Il prigioniero

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director

Full info


Sunday 12 June 7pm

Haydn Symphony No 86
Mozart Piano Concerto No 18
Gershwin Cuban Overture
John Adams I Still Dance (London premiere)
Gershwin An American in Paris

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Imogen Cooper piano

> Full info


Thursday 16 June 7pm

Ligeti Atmosphères
Wagner Prelude to ‘Lohengrin’
Betsy Jolas Histoires Vraies
Brahms Symphony No 2

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Roger Muraro piano

Full info


Thursday 30 June 7pm

Beethoven Leonore Overture No 2
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2
Beethoven Symphony No 4

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor
Maria João Pires piano

> Full info


At LSO St Luke's

Orchestral concerts

Limited tickets available

Saturday 12 March 6.30pm

Beethoven Violin Concerto Op 61
Beethoven Fragment from Violin Concerto in C Major

Simon Rattle conductor
Veronika Eberle violin

Full info


Wednesday 18 May 6.30pm

Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps
Marc-André Dalbavie Flute Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4

Marta Gardolińska conductor
Gareth Davies flute

> Full info


Tuesday 5 July 6.30pm

Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 ‘Little Russian’
Schubert Entr’acte No 3 from ‘Rosamunde’
Mozart Piano Concerto No 27

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor
Maria João Pires piano

> Full info

 

BBC Radio 3 concerts

Rachmaninoff & Friends

Friday 14 January 1pm

Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
Stravinsky arr Victor Babin Three Movements from ‘Petrushka’

Simon Crawford-Phillips piano
Philip Moore piano

> Full info


Friday 14 January 6pm

Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque No 2 in D minor Op 9

Trio Wanderer

> Full info


Friday 11 February 1pm

A selection of songs by Rachmaninoff and his contemporaries.

Olena Tokar soprano
Igor Gryshyn piano

> Full info


Friday 11 February 6pm

Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 2 in D minor
Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No 1 in D minor

Boris Giltburg piano

> Full info


Saint-Saëns' Circle

Friday 18 March 1pm

Programme TBC

Sandrine Piau soprano

> Full info


Friday 18 March 6pm

Programme TBC

Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Samson Tsoy piano

> Full info


Friday 25 March 1pm

Saint-Saëns Caprice sur des airs danois et russes
Saint-Saëns Tarantelle in A minor Op 6
Fauré Piano Quartet in G minor Op 45

Nash Ensemble

> Full info


Friday 25 March 6pm

Saint-Saëns Piano Trio No 2 in E minor
Fauré Piano Trio in D minor Op 120

Gould Piano Trio

> Full info


Artist Spotlights

Friday 6 May 1pm

Programme & performers TBC

> Full info


Friday 13 May 1pm

Mucha Nase Cesta
Duruflé Prelude, Recitative and Variations for flute, viola and piano
Schulhoff Concertino

Emily Beynon flute
Timothy Ridout viola
Timothy Gibbs double bass
Andrew West piano

> Full info


Friday 27 May 1pm

Programme & performers TBC

> Full info


Friday 27 May 6pm

Programme & performers TBC

> Full info

 

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

Fridays 21 January, 18 February, 8 April, 29 April, 20 May, 17 June, 1 July 12.30pm

> Full info


Musical Storytelling for Under 5s

LSO musicians retell a popular children’s story through music. Dance and sing as the instruments bring the tale to life.

Sunday 20 February & Sunday 25 June 10.30 & 12.30pm

> Full info


LSO Discovery Choirs: Sing Stars

Monday 28 March 7pm

> Full info


Panufnik Composers Workshops

Thursday 31 March 10am & 2.30pm

> Full info (10am)
> Full info (2.30pm)


LSO Community Choir

Saturday 9 July 7.30pm

> Full info


Booking Information

Ticket sales are currently only available in advance online, via the LSO or Barbican websites.
If you have any booking queries you can contact us on email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On sale dates

Priority Booking

  • From Friday 22  October at 10am for LSO Patrons, LSO Pioneers & LSO Ambassador Friends
  • From Monday 25 October at 10am for all LSO Friends (Ambassador, Benefactor, Associate & Supporter levels)

Public Booking

  • From Tuesday 2 November 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.

Autumn 2020 Cancellations

Due to the continuing restrictions caused by Covid-19, a number of the LSO’s planned concerts at the Barbican Centre and LSO St Luke's have been cancelled, including all public events during the second lockdown period of 5 November to 2 December. We will be continuing our programme of online performances throughout this period, presenting streamed chamber and orchestral concerts from LSO St Luke’s. Please visit the Autumn 2020 season page for full details.

Information for Ticket Holders 

Ticket holders will be contacted regarding their bookings. A large number of events have been cancelled or postponed, so we ask that you bear with us as the Box Office processes each booking. If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latest Cancelled Concerts
Updated Wednesday 16 December

Barbican Centre:

> Sun 29 Nov 3.30pm & 6.30pm: Sir Simon Rattle/Krystian Zimerman
> Tue 1 Dec 3.30pm & 6.30pm: Sir Simon Rattle/Krystian Zimerman
> Thu 3 Dec 3.30pm & 6.30pm: Sir Simon Rattle/Krystian Zimerman
> Sun 6 Dec 3.30pm & 6.30pm: Sir Simon Rattle/Krystian Zimerman
> Wed 9 Dec 3.30pm & 6.30pm: Sir Simon Rattle/Krystian Zimerman
> Wed 16 Dec 3.30pm & 6.30pm: Sir Simon Rattle/Krystian Zimerman
> Thu 17 Dec 6pm: Sir Simon Rattle/Krystian Zimerman

LSO St Luke's: 

The following concerts will not have an audience, but will be streamed on the LSO's YouTube channel or by our broadcast partners. Please visit the Autumn 2020 season page for full details.

> Thu 5 Nov: Sibelius, Mendelssohn & Saariaho
> Fri 13 Nov: LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert
> Tue 17 Nov: Winters, Maderna & Haydn
> Fri 20 Nov: LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert
> Sun 22 Nov: Schnittke, Siem & Mozart
> Fri 27 Nov: LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert
> Tue 1 Dec: Bartók & Betsy Jolas

 

Autumn Term: Cancelled Concerts
Updated Monday 9 November

Barbican Centre:

September 2020
> Sun 13 Sep: Sir Simon Rattle/season opening concert
> Tue 15 Sep: Sir Simon Rattle/Wozzeck
> Thu 17 Sep: Sir Simon Rattle/Wozzeck
> Wed 23 Sep: Sir Simon Rattle/Melodic Revolutions

October 2020
> Thu 15 Oct: Sir John Eliot Gardiner/Stravinsky
> Wed 21 Oct: Christian Tetzlaff Artist Portrait/Robin Ticciati
> Wed 28 Oct: Half Six Fix/Varèse
> Thu 29 Oct: François-Xavier Roth/Symphonie Fantastique

November 2020
> Sun 1 Nov: Christian Tetzlaff Artist Portrait/Sir Antonio Pappano
> Thu 5 Nov: Christian Tetzlaff Artist Portrait/Susanna Mälkki
> Sun 8 Nov: Gianandrea Noseda/Shostakovich 'Babi Yar'
> Wed 11 Nov: Half Six Fix/Shostakovich 'Babi Yar'
> Thu 12 Nov: Gianandrea Noseda/Prokofiev Fifth Symphony
> Fri 20 Nov: Soweto Kinch: The Black Peril
> Sun 29 Nov: Sir Simon Rattle/Tristan and Isolde

December 2020
> Tue 1 Dec: Sir Simon Rattle/Tristan and Isolde
> Thu 3 Dec: Sir Simon Rattle/Beethoven Piano Concertos 1 & 2
> Sun 6 Dec: Sir Simon Rattle/Beethoven Piano Concerto 3
> Wed 9 Dec: Sir Simon Rattle/Beethoven Piano Concertos 4 & 5 
> Sun 20 Dec: Gianandrea Noseda/Carmina Burana
> Tue 22 Dec: Gianandrea Noseda/Carmina Burana

Family Concerts
> Sun 18 Oct

LSO St Luke's:

Musical Storytelling for Under-5s
> Sat 14 Nov 10am
> Sat 14 Nov 11.30am

Singing Days
> Sun 27 Sep
> Sun 22 Nov

Discovery Days
> Sun 13 Sep
> Sun 6 Dec

Free Friday Lunchtime Concerts
> Fri 18 Sep 
> Fri 9 Oct

 

Online Performances 

We are pleased to be continuing Always Playing, our programme of digital concerts, throughout the Autumn. 

Forthcoming highlights include:  

Read more about the measures we have introduced to keep everyone safe at LSO St Luke’s on our Covid-19 information page
> Read more

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Autumn 2020 Season

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

Our 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 chamber broadcasts, and LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concerts streamed live on YouTube. 

Update as of 16 December 2020
Please note that all events are subject to change and cancellation at short-notice, while London remains in Tier 3 of England's local restrictions. We will continue to review the latest guidance from the government and will notify ticket-holders if there are any changes or updates.


See below for past concerts

December 2020

Sunday 6 December 7pm
Online Event: Weinberg & Shchedrin
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast ‘as live’ on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 90 days (free)
Full details and links to watch

Sunday 13 December 3pm
Online Event: 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 details and links to watch

Thursday 17 December 7pm
Online Event: Weinberg & Shchedrin
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast on Takt1 (££)
Full details and links to watch

Thursday 17 December 7pm
Online Event: Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 3
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's
Broadcast on DG Stage (££)
> Full details and links to watch

Saturday 19 December 7pm
Online Event: Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 4
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's
Broadcast on DG Stage (££)
> Full details and links to watch

Monday 21 December 7pm
Online Event: Beethoven Piano Concertos No 5
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's
Broadcast on DG Stage (££)
> Full details and links to watch 

 

 

Monday 21 December 1pm
Broadcast: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Alina Ibragimova & Alasdair Beatson
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Chamber music by Debussy, Arvo Pärt and Franck. Broadcast 'as live' on BBC Radio 3 (free)
> To be broadcast on BBC Sounds

Tuesday 22 December 1pm
Broadcast: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Chiaroscuro Quartet
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Chamber music by Mozart and Mendelssohn. Broadcast 'as live' on BBC Radio 3 (free)
To be broadcast on BBC Sounds

Wednesday 23 December 1pm
Broadcast: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Alina Ibragimova
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Chamber music by JS Bach and Bartók. Broadcast 'as live' on BBC Radio 3 (free)
To be broadcast on BBC Sounds

Thursday 24 December 1pm
Broadcast: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Chiaroscuro Quartet & Katherine Spencer
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Chamber music by Mozart and Beethoven. Broadcast 'as live' on BBC Radio 3 (free)
To be broadcast on BBC Sounds

 


Past concerts

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

Thursday 29 October
Mendelssohn, Boulanger & Schumann
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast on Stage Access (US, Canada & UK 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 concert details and links to watch

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

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

Tuesday 17 November 6.30pm
Online Event: Bacewicz, Haydn & Beethoven
From Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast live on IDAGIO and available on demand (££)
Full details and links to watch

Wednesday 18 November 11am
Online Event: Space... but not as we know it
A schools and family concert for Key Stage 2 pupils, teachers and family groups (aged 7–12) 

Find out what happens when an orchestra has to keep its distance!
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's
Broadcast 'as live' on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 90 days (free)
Full details and links to watch

Friday 20 November 12.30pm
Online Event: LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert: Relaxed Performance
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
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 details and links to watch

Sunday 22 November 7pm 
Online Event: Schnittke, Sasha Siem & 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 details and links to watch

Friday 27 November 12.30pm
Online Event: LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Broadcast live on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 90 days (free)
Full details and links to watch

Sunday 29 November 7pm
Online Event: Grażyna Bacewicz, Haydn & Beethoven
Recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's
Broadcast ‘as live’ on the LSO YouTube channel and on demand for 30 days (free)
Full details and links to watch

 


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Multibuy & Top-up discounts

Multibuy Concert Packages

2022/23 season

2022/23 season 

September 2022 to January 2023 on sale from Friday 8 April 2022

Save on tickets by booking two or more concerts at the same time, when buying the same number of tickets for each performance (offer excludes Family Concerts).

  • Book 2 concerts and save 10%
  • Book 3 to 5 concerts and save 20%
  • Book 6 to 7 concerts and save 30%
  • Book 8 or more concerts and save 40%

You will also automatically receive the same saving on any further top-up bookings you make.

Book 6+ concerts and you will also get a 20% discount on further bookings for BBC Radio 3 Concerts *

BROWSE THE SEP 2022–JAN 2023 CONCERTS

Top-Up Bookings
Customers who book multibuy tickets for concerts in September to January will be able to retain their discounts for any later bookings within the whole 2022/23 season. *

Anyone booking just one main season concert will receive a 10% discount for any additional bookings they make within the whole 2022/23 season. *

Higher multibuy discounts will still be applied if booking the required number of concerts at the same time, and the higher discount then applied to any further top-up bookings made.

* Top-up and BBC Radio 3 Concert discount codes will automatically be applied at point of purchase, once your initial booking has been processed and you log in with the same details.


2021/22 season

2021/22 season

Save on tickets by booking three or more concerts at the same time from the same multibuy period, when buying the same number of tickets for each performance (offer excludes Family concert).

Vivace
Book 7 or more concerts and save 40%

Allegro
Book 5–6 concerts and save 30%

Moderato
Book 3–4 concerts and save 20%

You will also automatically receive the same saving on any further top-up bookings you make.

Book at Vivace or Allegro levels and receive additional benefits:

  • 20% discount on BBC Radio 3 Concerts *
  • 20% discount on LSO Live recordings *

BROWSE THE JAN–JUL 2022 CONCERTS

Top-up Discounts
Book any multibuy package and receive the same 20%, 30% or 40% discount when booking any additional concerts in the same multibuy period. Autumn 2021 multibuy package bookers will also have their discount carried over for any January to June concerts they book. *

Book two autumn concerts at the same time and receive a 20% discount when booking additional concerts from the remainder of the 2021/22 season (January to June 2022). *

Higher multibuy discounts will still be applied if booking the required number of concerts at the same time, and the higher discount then applied to any further top-up bookings made.

* Top-up and BBC Radio 3 Concert discount codes will automatically be applied at point of purchase, once your initial booking has been processed and you log in with the same details. LSO Live discount code will be sent following your initial booking.


Fees, Terms & Conditions

Fees, Terms and Conditions

Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. Online booking only.
Barbican Centre: £3 online booking fee
LSO St Luke's: £0.60 online booking fee

Multibuy discounts will be automatically applied at checkout. Concerts must be booked in one transaction to receive an initial multibuy discount.

You must buy the same number of tickets for each performance for the discounts to be applied equally.

Multibuy discounts cannot be combined with any other offer.

Offer excludes Family Concerts (23 Oct, 22 Jan) and the LSO Percussion Ensemble with Ayanna Witter-Johnson at LSO St Luke's (12 Nov).