Saint-Saëns' Circle: Pavel Kolesnikov & Samson Tsoy


BBC Radio 3 Early-Evening Concert. Please note start time.

Fri 18 Mar 2022 6.00pm - 7.00pm
LSO St Luke's, London

Saint-Saëns The Swan from 'The Carnival of the Animals'
Rameau La Boucon from 'Pièces de clavecin en concerts'
Saint-Saëns arr Debussy Pavane from 'Étienne Marcel'
Saint-Saëns Variations on a Theme of Beethoven Op 35
Saint-Saëns Berceuse Op 105
Bizet Selections from 'Jeux d’enfants'
Fauré Selections from 'Dolly Suite'
Leonid Desyatnikov Du côté de chez Swan

Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Samson Tsoy 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



Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Saint-Saëns was one of the most gifted composers of his era, influencing a generation of French composers. In this series we hear his music paired with works by students, friends and contemporaries.

Concert Programme

You can download the concert programme to view in advance here.

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Good 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, for those that would prefer to use them. All seats are unallocated – you may book for stalls or balcony, and are then free to sit wherever you wish.

What safety measures are in place?

Following the recent Government guidance, all visitors must wear a face covering as a condition of entry, unless exempt or under 12.

Visitors are not currently required to present an NHS Covid pass or proof of a negative Covid test result, but you are strongly encouraged to take a lateral flow test before attending while infection rates are still high.

Click here to see what other safety measures are in place.

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.

If you are unable to use your tickets because you are unwell or isolating, please contact [email protected] in order to arrange a credit or swap.


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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