Friday Lunchtime Concert: LSO Soundhub


LSO Discovery

Fri 16 Jul 2021 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Jasmin Kent Rodgman The Spell and the Promise* (world premiere with live audience)
Electra Perivolaris Glen Sannox River Song (world premiere)
Darren Bloom Rising* (world premiere with live audience)
Ben Gaunt Nothing Else Exists (world premiere)
Carlos Simon stir crazy (UK premiere)

Gareth Davies flute
Fenella Humphreys violin
Rachel Leach presenter

Digital programme notes


Tickets: free


On sale date:
Friday 2 July, 10am

Under new guidelines, there are fewer available seats in LSO St Luke's, set as single tickets or in groups of twos. When you arrive, you will be shown to your seat by a steward. 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.

For more information call Rebecca Ranson on 020 7382 2512 or email [email protected]

Suitable for over-5s

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


LSO Soundhub is generously supported by Susie Thomson and The Garrick Charitable Trust.

*Commissioned by Brookfield Properties in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra and Culture Mile

Please note that tickets must be booked in advance and will not be available on the door.

Want to know more about classical music but not sure where to start? Make the most of your lunchbreak and enjoy a free, 45-minute informal concert at LSO St Luke’s.

Today we hear music by composers supported through the LSO Soundhub Scheme, including brand new pieces by Electra Perivolaris and Ben Gaunt. Rising by Darren Bloom and The Spell and the Promise by Jasmin Kent Rodgman were both written for films created during lockdown, celebrating the creative energy of the City of London. Today is the first time they are performed to a live audience. All this, plus a UK premiere by Carlos Simon.

There will be introductions from our presenter, who will tell you more about the music and the instruments, and interviews with the composers behind the music.

Each concert begins at 12.30pm and lasts for 45 minutes.

Live stream
This concert will also be streamed live on the LSO YouTube channel, and will be available on demand afterwards.

More Friday Lunchtime Concerts

> Hear more new works by Members and Associates of the LSO Soundhub Scheme on Saturday 17 July 7pm.

 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 at LSO St Luke's arranged?

The Jerwood Hall has been configured for social distancing with fewer seats available, set as single tickets or in groups of twos. 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. We ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.

What other safety measures are in place once inside?

  • Staff and audience members must wear a face covering inside LSO St Luke's at all times unless exempt.
  • Seats in the Jerwood Hall are laid out at a safe distance from each other.
  • The hall and each seat will be cleaned between performances.
  • A one-way system is in operation so you can move safely through the venue.
  • Hand sanitising stations are positioned at the entrance and around the building.
  • Programme notes are now solely digital and donation points use contactless technology.
  • Each member of every party of visitors is being asked to provide their name and contact details, and retaining these details for 21 days, in compliance with NHS Test & Trace.
  • An official NHS QR code poster is displayed at the entrance to the venue, so visitors can 'check in' on the NHS Test & Trace app.
  • Audience members are asked not to arrive earlier than 30 minutes before concerts.

What happens if a concert is cancelled or postponed?

In the event of cancellations or postponements, all audience members will be notified in advance.

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 concert or credit vouchers valid for six months.