Discovery Day: Charles Ives


Sun 2 Jun 2019 10.00am - 5.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

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

On sale dates:
Online: Friday 2 February 2018 10am
By Phone: Wednesday 21 February 2018 10am
In Person: Wednesday 21 February 2018 10am

Part of 2019/20 season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Attend a morning LSO rehearsal^ at the Barbican with LSO Conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas, then head to LSO St Luke’s for the afternoon for talk about Charles Ives, which will be given by Ives scholar Dr William Brooks of the University of York and illustrated by chamber music performances.

LSO Rehearsal, 10am–1pm, Barbican Hall

Hear the LSO and London Symphony Chorus rehearse Ives' A Symphony: New England Holidays as well as Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 (Emperor) with soloist Daniil Trifonov for that evening's performance, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Please be seated by 9.55am.

Your seats will be in the Circle. Please enter the Barbican Hall via Doors 6 and 7 (Level 0, Circle floor on the ground level). The doors will open at approximately 9.45am. There will be a break of 15–20 minutes during the rehearsal at approximately 11.15am.

Lunch break, 1pm2.30pm

Please note that lunch is not provided. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés around the Barbican which you might like to try. Find out more on the Barbican website.

LSO St Luke's, 2.30pm–5pm, Talk and Chamber Performances 

Join William Brooks, Professor of Music at the University of York, as he delivers a talk entitled Charles Ives: Memory, motives and music. This fascinating exploration of the composer’s life and music will be illustrated by live performances from LSO musicians as well as Guildhall School of Music and Drama singers. Please note that LSO St Luke’s will open at 1.30pm.

^Please note that the conductor may choose to not use the full rehearsal time and we cannot guarantee that equal rehearsal time will be given to each piece. You will be seated in the Circle. All events are subject to change without prior notice.