LSO Futures


With socially-distanced audience

Sun 13 Jun 2021 3.30pm - 4.45pm
Barbican Hall, London

Charlie Piper Flēotan*
Betsy Jolas Well Met Suite
Francisco Coll Violin Concerto† (UK premiere)
Ayanna Witter-Johnson Fairtrade?*

NB no interval

François-Xavier Roth conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
London Symphony Orchestra

LSO Futures is generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and The Helen Hamlyn Trust

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

†Co-commissioned by the LSO, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg & Philharmonie Luxembourg, Seattle Symphony, the NTR ZaterdagMatinee, Radio 4's concert series in the Concertgebouw and Bamberger Symphoniker, with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

Tickets: £35 £24 £18

£5 under-18s tickets available

£3 online booking fee

On sale dates:
Mon 19 Apr 10am: LSO Patrons and Ambassador Friends
Tue 20 Apr 10am: All LSO Friends
Fri 23 Apr 10am: Public booking

Under new guidelines, there are fewer available seats in the Barbican Hall, set as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. 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.

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



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> This concert is repeated at 6.30pm

Violinist extraordinaire Patricia Kopatchinskaja gives the UK premiere of a brand new concerto – the heart of a whole concert devoted to music that simply demands to be heard.

When Patricia Kopatchinskaja takes to the stage, writes Gramophone, ‘the only thing you can be absolutely certain of is that you’re about to hear something brimming with personality, individuality and panache’. Today she gives the UK premiere of a concerto written specially for her by the Spanish composer Francisco Coll, who came through LSO Discovery's Panufnik Composers Scheme in 2009.

Coll has called the collaboration ‘one of the most exhilarating experiences of my creative life’, and this looks set to be one of the most talked-about premieres of recent years. Music constantly renews itself, and tonight we showcase two more striking orchestral works, also by alumni of the LSO’s Panufnik Composers Scheme: Charlie Piper and Ayanna Witter-Johnson. All this alongside an undisputed 21st-century classic by living legend Betsy Jolas.

Need to know

We are doing everything we can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Below are answers to some FAQs, and you can find further information here.

How are seats in the Barbican Hall arranged?

There are fewer seats available, set as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. Clusters are separated by at least one empty seat and people from different household groups will be at least 1 metre apart from each other when seated.

What other safety measures are in place once inside?

Click here to see the measures the Barbican is taking. Please be aware that visitors are asked to wear face coverings at all times while in the Centre, unless exempt.

What happens if a concert is cancelled or postponed?

In the event of cancellations or postponements, all audience members will be given the option of a refund, exchange or credit.

What if I or someone I know develops Coronavirus symptoms before the concert?

Please stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has the virus. Tickets can be exchanged for another LSO concert or credit vouchers valid for six months.

Can I watch online?

Our May and June concerts will be recorded for future broadcast. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for further updates.