Rachmaninoff & Friends: Boris Giltburg

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BBC Radio 3 rush hour concert. Please note start time.

Fri 11 Feb 2022 6.00pm - 7.00pm
LSO St Luke's, London

Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 2 in D minor
Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No 1 in D minor

Boris Giltburg piano

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


On sale dates

Priority Booking 
From Friday 22 October 10am: LSO Patrons, LSO Pioneers & LSO Ambassador Friends
From Monday 25 October 10am: all LSO Friends (Ambassador, Benefactor, Associate & Supporter levels)

Public Booking
From Tuesday 2 November 10am


Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Pianist Boris Giltburg performs sonatas by Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev – despatches from a world in turmoil, played by a virtuoso for whom the notes are only ever the start of the story.

As imperial Russia careered toward chaos and revolution, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev channelled the spirit of a turbulent age. Rachmaninoff’s tempestuous First Piano Sonata takes its cues from Dante; Prokofiev, a generation younger, wrote his restless Second Sonata beneath the gathering storm-clouds of 1914. Few living performers capture that power like the Russian-born Boris Giltburg, a pianist whose aim, he says, is ‘to delve deeper and deeper into the world behind the notes’.

Need to know

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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.
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Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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