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

Returns only

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.

Update as of 2 December 2020

From 2 December LSO St Luke's and the Barbican will be operating in Tier 2, under the government's new local restriction tiers. Please ensure that you are following all government guidance for your own area before attending this performance. We will monitor any changes to local tiers and will alert ticket-holders if any future events are affected.


Barbican Access Members 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.