Friday Lunchtime Concert: Sibelius, Lauri Porra, Bohdana Frolyak & Prokofiev

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In aid of the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Fri 29 Apr 2022 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Sibelius Canzonetta from 'Incidental Music to Kuolema'
Bohdana Frolyak Lux Aeterna
Prokofiev First movement from Sonata for Two Violins
Lauri Porra Abeyance; We lie down only to get up again

LSO String Ensemble
Lauri Porra electric bass
Rachel Leach presenter

Concert curated by Lauri Porra, Tom Norris and Jani Pensola

Tickets: free entry, just turn up!

Tickets are given on the door on a first come first served basis. Please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment.

For more information about attending email [email protected] or [email protected]


Suitable for over-5s


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

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, with introductions from our presenter, who will tell you more about the music and the instruments.

In this concert, a chamber ensemble of LSO string musicians and a string duo perform music by Sibelius and his great-grandson Lauri Porra, himself a composer and performer who will introduce his own pieces. There will also be music by Prokofiev, and a special arrangement of Lux Aeterna by Bohdana Frolyak, a Ukrainian composer from Lviv.

There will be opportunity at this concert to support the Disaster Emergency Committee's (DEC's) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. DEC charities, and their local partners, are working to meet the immediate needs of people and will also help people affected by the conflict to rebuild their lives in the months and years to come. You can donate at LSO St Luke's, via text message or at

With thanks to:
Liuba Morozova, Artistic Director of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra, for her invaluable support
The Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland for their support of Lauri Porra
All of today’s performers for giving up their time for free

Your Visit

We encourage audience members to bring and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. Click here for more information about visiting LSO St Luke's.

LSO St Luke's is fully accessible. Please visit this page for full details or contact us at [email protected] at any point ahead of your visit to let us know how we can support you.

Concert Programme

Find out more about the music and performers in our digital concert programme. Click here to view.


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