Discovery Days

LSO Discovery Days offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the life and music of specific composers and works.

Taking place during the day of an LSO concert, each Discovery Day includes access to the morning rehearsal^, a talk from an expert guest speaker, chamber music performed by LSO players, and occasionally Q&A sessions with the artists. You are then welcome to book tickets for the evening concert at the Barbican.

Previous Discovery Days have focused on Peter Maxwell Davies, Britten, Schubert, Shostakovich, Haydn, Elgar, Dutilleux, Prokofiev, Strauss, James MacMillan, Stravinsky, John Adams, Sibelius, Schumann, Steve Reich and Mozart, among many others.

Discovery Days take place at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s.

Next events & booking

Please click on the links below for full information on the days and details of how to book:

2016/17 season
> Sunday 4 June 2017: Tchaikovsky

Full day: £20 (£15 concessions)
Afternoon only: £14 (no concessions) + booking fee*

2017/18 season

Saturday 16 September 2017: Faust in Music
> Sunday 29 October 2017: Prokofiev
> Sunday 11 February 2018: Elgar
> Sunday 22 April 2018: Tippett

Full day: £20 (£16 concessions) + booking fee*
Afternoon only (excl. 16 Sep): £15 (no concessions) + booking fee*

* £0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction. No fee when tickets are booked in person. Click here for more information on booking fees and discounts

More information

Suitable for all ages over 12.

For more information please contact Helen Innes:

Tel: +44 20 7382 2512
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^Please note that the conductor may choose to not use the full rehearsal time and we cannot guarantee that equal rehearsal time will be given to each piece. All events are subject to change without prior notice.

LSO String Quartet event at LSO St Luke's