Beethoven Piano Concerto Marathon


Sir Simon Rattle with Krystian Zimerman

Thu 17 Dec 2020 6.00pm - 9.50pm
Barbican Hall, London

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Krystian Zimerman piano
London Symphony Orchestra


Tickets: £60 £48 £35 £24 £18

£5 under-18s tickets available

£3 online booking fee

Under new guidelines, there are fewer available seats in the Barbican Hall, set as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. You can only sit in the same seating cluster as someone from your own household (or support bubble) and we ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.

Tickets must be booked online in advance.

Booking reopens Mon 2 Nov 10am
Priority booking for LSO Friends and original Marathon ticket holders reopens from Mon 26 Oct 10am (early bookers) and Wed 28 Oct 10am (all bookers).

Part of 2020/21 season

Part of Beethoven 250 at the Barbican

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Zimerman, Rattle and Beethoven: three great names, and five superb piano concertos, in one remarkable concert. The unquestioned highlight of this year of Beethoven celebrations.

Over three concerts, Sir Simon Rattle and the revered Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman have played all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos. Now they perform them all in one marathon concert. From the youthful first to the mighty ‘Emperor’, this is a real one-off: an unprecedented meeting of great musical minds.

That’s no exaggeration: the unique rapport between Zimerman and Sir Simon is based upon years of shared ideals and mutual respect. Gramophone described their partnership as ‘a thing of wonder’, praising their ‘thrilling sense of purpose’. Crucially, neither of them ever forgets that Beethoven is bigger than both of them, making this unprecedented, unrepeatable concert a worthy tribute to Beethoven at the end of this, his 250th anniversary year.

Previous Beethoven Marathon ticket holders

Priority booking is available for customers who held original tickets for the Beethoven Marathon before they had to be cancelled to facilitate socially distanced seating.

Those who originally booked on or before 16 March 2020 are able to re-book from Monday 26 October at 10am, with later bookers able to re-book from Wednesday 28 October at 10am. Click 'Book Now' and log in when prompted using the registered email address for your original booking. If you have not booked online before, to activate your online account please follow the links to reset your password using the email address to which the cancellation notices were sent.

Previous LSO 2020/21 Season multibuy bookers will have their top-up discounts enabled and previous Wildcard holders can book £18 seats for £15 each. Previous Access bookers will also be able to apply their usual discount. Previous ticket holders won't be charged a booking fee.

Other Beethoven piano concerto concerts

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

Barbican Access Members who have not previously booked are eligible for discounted tickets (subject to availability). Please email [email protected] to book your access tickets.
The Barbican Centre and LSO St Luke's are both fully accessible. Please visit this page for full details or contact us at [email protected] at any point ahead of your visit to let us know how we can support you.