Discovery Day: Bartók

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Sun 13 Jan 2019 10.00am - 5.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

Jonathan Cross speaker
Fellows of the Music Academy of the West

Tickets: Full day tickets £20 (£16 concessions); £15 afternoon only (no concessions, available from the Box Office on 020 7638 8891 only)

£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees


Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

Attend a morning LSO rehearsal at the Barbican conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, followed by an afternoon talk at LSO St Luke's with Jonathan Cross, Professor of Musicology at Oxford University's Christ Church. This will be followed by a chamber music performance.

10am–1pm
LSO rehearsal at the Barbican conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, rehearsing Bartók’s Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta and Bruckner’s Symphony No 6 for that evening's performance.

2.30–5pm
Join musicologist and engaging speaker Jonathan Cross at LSO St Luke’s as he explores the influence of Hungarian folk music on Béla Bartók. The afternoon also includes performances of Bartók chamber music by Fellows of the Music Academy of the West.


The lead sponsors of the Music Academy of the West/London Symphony Orchestra partnership are Linda and Michael Keston and Mary Lynn and Warren Staley. Additional support has been provided in remembrance of Léni Fé Bland.