Programme Notes

Find out more about the music and performers with our concert programmes.

For LSO concerts at the Barbican, you can pick up a free printed programme before the concert, or download a PDF to view in advance. We ask you not to read programmes on your phone during the concert.

If you would like to see a programme in large print, please ask a member of staff before entering the Concert Hall. We're happy to help.

For concerts at LSO St Luke's, digital programme notes are available to read online, and can be viewed on mobile in the Jerwood Hall using the free WiFi. For concerts in partnership with BBC Radio 3, you can download and print a programme in advance. Free print outs will be availble in the hall.

Autumn 2021

Autumn 2021

Thursday 28 October 7pm (Barbican) Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit
>Digital concert programme

Saturday 23 October 7.30pm (LSO St Luke's) LSO Jerwood Composer+ The Diasporic Quartets
>Digital concert programme

Friday 22 October 12.30pm (LSO St Luke's) LSO Discovery: Friday Lunchtime Concert
>Digital concert programme

Friday 15 October 6pm (LSO St Luke's): Artist Portrait Antoine Tamestit & Friends 
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Friday 15 October 1pm (LSO St Luke's): Artist Portrait Antoine Tamestit & Friends with Arod Quartet
> PDF download

Thursday 14 October (LSO St Luke's): Walton & Brahms
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Sunday 10 October (Barbican): Boulanger, Prokofiev, Dvořák & Debussy
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Friday 8 October (LSO St Luke's): Artist Portrait Antoine Tamestit & Friends: with Colin Currie
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Wednesday 6 October (Barbican): Artist Portrait Antoine Tamestit (Martinů & Shostakovich)
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Friday 1 October (LSO St Luke's) BBC Radio 3 Concerts
1pm Haydn Plus: Trio Karenine
> PDF download

6pm Haydn Plus: Aris Quartet
> PDF download

September 2021

Sunday 19 September 7pm (Barbican): Bruckner's Journey to the 'Romantic' Symphony
> PDF download

Friday 17 September (LSO St Luke's): BBC Radio 3 Concerts
> 1pm: digital concert programme
> 6pm: digital concert programme

Thursday 16 September 7pm (Barbican): Ondřej Adámek & Beethoven
> PDF download 

Wednesday 15 September 6.30pm (Barbican): Half Six Fix Beethoven 6
Digital concert programme
> Visual Listening Guide

Sunday 12 September 7pm (Barbican): Season Launch: New Music Britain
> PDF download

Friday 10 September 12.30pm (LSO St Luke's): LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert: String Experience
Digital programme notes

2020/21 Season

August 2021

Friday 27 August 11am & 1pm (LSO St Luke's): Summer Shorts | Rebecca Gilliver, Juliana Koch & Michael McHale
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Friday 20 August 11am & 1pm (LSO St Luke's): Summer Shorts | Naoko Keatley & Zeynep Özsuca
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Sunday 15 August 6.30pm (Trafalgar Square & YouTube): BMW Classics
> Digital concert guide

Friday 13 August 11am & 1pm (LSO St Luke's): Summer Shorts | Gareth Davies & Michael McHale
Digital programme notes

Friday 6 August 11am & 1pm (LSO St Luke's): Summer Shorts | LSO Percussion Ensemble
> Digital programme notes

Sunday 1 August 7pm (LSO St Luke's): Blurred Boundaries
Digital programme notes

Sunday 1 August 11am & 1pm (LSO St Luke's): LSO Brass Ensemble
Digital programme notes

July 2021

Saturday 31 July 8pm (LSO St Luke's): Blurred Boundaries
> Digital programme notes

Saturday 31 July 11am & 1pm (LSO St Luke's): LSO Chamber Ensemble
Digital programme notes

Saturday 17 July 7pm (LSO St Luke's): LSO Soundhub Showcase – Phase II
> Digital programme notes

Friday 16 July 12.30pm (LSO St Luke's): Free Friday Lunchtime Concert – LSO Soundhub
> Digital programme notes

June 2021

Wednesday 23 June 6.30pm (LSO St Luke's): BBC Radio 3 Early Evening Concert – Benjamin Grosvenor
> Digital programme notes 

Wednesday 23 June 1pm (LSO St Luke's): BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert – Laura van der Heijden & Jâms Coleman
> Digital programme notes

Tuesday 22 June 1pm (LSO St Luke's): BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert – Mark Simpson & Richard Uttley
> Digital programme notes

Friday 18 June 12.30pm (LSO St Luke's): Free Friday Lunchtime Concert – Guildhall Singers
> Digital programme notes

Sunday 13 June 6.30pm: LSO Futures
Digital programme notes
Free WiFi is available in the Hall for you to view digital programmes during the concert.

Print-at-home programme
You can bring a copy of our print-at-home alternative with you if you would prefer. Please recycle your programme after use.

Friday 11 June 12.30pm (LSO St Luke's): Free Friday Lunchtime Concert – Relaxed performance
> Digital programme notes

Friday 4 June 6.30pm (LSO St Luke's): BBC Radio 3 Early Evening Concert – Rachel Podger, Reiko Ichise, Rachel Brown & Chad Kelly
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Friday 4 June 1pm (LSO St Luke's): BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert – Illyria Consort
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May 2021

Sunday 30 May 5.30pm (LSO St Luke's): Copland, Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky
> Digital programme notes
> Print-at-home programme

Friday 28 May 12.30pm (LSO St Luke's): Free Friday Lunchtime Concert
> Digital programme notes

Thursday 27 May 7pm (Marquee TV): Strauss & Wagner
> Digital programme notes

Thursday 27 May 6.30pm (Barbican): Grieg, Rachmaninoff & Beethoven
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Dvora Lewis.
Digital programme notes
Print-at-home programme

Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 May 3.30pm (Barbican): Grieg, Rachmaninoff & Beethoven
> Digital programme notes
> Print-at-home programme

Sunday 23 May (medici.tv): Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition
> Digital programme notes

Tuesday 18 May (Barbican): Britten, Fauré & Dvořák
> Digital programme notes
> Print-at-home programme

Sunday 16 May (YouTube): LSO Panufnik Composers present …
Digital programme notes

Thursday 13 May (Marquee TV): The Individual Heart: A loving portrait of Percy Aldridge Grainger
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Thursday 6 May (Marquee TV): Strauss, Liszt & Rota
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Audience reading programmes