Antoine Tamestit & Friends: with Colin Currie


BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fri 8 Oct 2021 1.00pm - 2.15pm
LSO St Luke's, London

Tristan Murail C'est un jardin secret...
Tansy Davies Dark Ground
Elliott Carter Figments IV & V
Bethan Morgan-Williams Dog in the Moon (world premiere)
Luciano Berio Naturale for viola, percussion and tape

Antoine Tamestit viola 
Colin Currie percussion


Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions, £5 under-18s)
NB Unallocated seating

£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys


Part of 2021/22 season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

In tandem with his Artist Portrait series with the LSO, the charismatic viola soloist Antoine Tamestit curates a complementary chamber music series with a cast of his closest musical friends.

Antoine Tamestit is joined by the daring and dynamic percussionist Colin Currie. Together they embark on a programme of exciting contemporary chamber music. Their performance begins with solo pieces for viola and percussion with Murail’s C’est un jardin secret...and Tansy Davies’ Dark Ground. Then follows Carter’s virtuosic Figments which showcases some technical string playing and the resonance of the marimba.

For the final half of the programme the duo perform Bethan Morgan-Williams' World Premiere Dog in the Moon. The concert closes with Berio’s Naturale which is inspired by Sicilian folk melodies and even includes the voice recording of a Sicilian folk singer.

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 majority of our seats are no longer socially-distanced, however some rows of seats in the stalls remain configured in socially-distanced singles and pairs. All seats are unallocated – you may book for stalls or balcony, and are then free to sit wherever you wish.

What other safety measures are in place once inside?

  • Staff and audience members are encouraged to wear a face covering inside LSO St Luke's at all times unless exempt.
  • The hall and each seat will be cleaned between performances.
  • Hand sanitising stations are positioned at the entrance and around the building.
  • Programme notes are digital and donation points use contactless technology.
  • 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 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.

Concert Programmes

You can print a programme at home in advance. Free print outs will be available at LSO St Luke's.

arrowDownload the concert programme (PDF)


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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