Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Free concerts at LSO St Luke's

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 live performances and introductions from presenter Rachel Leach, these free concerts are the perfect opportunity to learn more about music and the instruments of the orchestra, so just turn up and enjoy!

During spring, we’re placing contemporary voices in the spotlight and celebrating the pioneering work of the composers that came before.

Then in the summer, we're celebrating origins: showcasing the influential works that inspired LSO and Guildhall musicians, and revealing new works as they receive their world premiered at LSO St Luke's.

Each concert begins at 12.30pm and lasts for 45 minutes. The Café is open for light refreshments before the concert from 11.30am and after the concert until 2pm. The concerts are suitable for those over the age of 5.

Booking

There's no need to book, the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day. To avoid disappointment please arrive in good time to get a seat, as these concerts are popular!

For more information or for group bookings please contact Rebecca Ranson:

Tel +44 20 7382 2512
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Forthcoming concerts

All concerts start at 12.30pm

Origins

Friday 26 April 2019
Hear Clara Schumann's wild and passionate Piano Trio, performed by LSO musicians. This concert will also be live streamed on YouTube.

Friday 17 May 2019
Talented Guildhall musicians explore Mendelssohn's sweeping, atmospheric Piano Trio No 1.

Friday 21 June 2019
Excitement is guaranteed in this exuberant performance from LSO trombonist Peter Moore and percussionist Neil Percy.

Friday 19 July 2019
Get to know composers on the LSO's Soundhub Scheme as LSO musicians perform their music for the first time.

LSO Soundhub is generously supported by Susie Thomson, The Northwood Charitable Trust and The Garrick Charitable Trust.

 

Future performances

All concerts start at 12.30pm

2019

Bohemia & Beyond

Fri 6 Sep
Fri 27 Sep
Fri 18 Oct
Fri 15 Nov

2020

From Russia with Love

Fri 10 Jan
Fri 7 Feb
Fri 6 Mar
Fri 20 Mar

Music Academy of the West

Fri 24 Apr 1pm
Fri 24 Apr 6.30pm

I Got Rhythm

Fri 1 May
Fri 22 May
Fri 12 Jun
Fri 3 Jul


Relaxed Performances

Each term we put on Relaxed Performances, 11.15-11.45am. These are open to everyone and are particularly suitable for individuals or groups who feel more comfortable in a more relaxed environment. The performances are often attended by individuals with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities, and parents with babies*. Audience members are free to leave and re-enter the room at any point, and we are relaxed about noise and movement during the music.

Next performances

Friday 17 May 11.15–11.45am, LSO St Luke's
Talented Guildhall musicians explore Mendelssohn's sweeping, atmospheric Piano Trio No 1.

Friday 21 June 11.15–11.45am, LSO St Luke's
Excitement is guaranteed in this exuberant performance from LSO trombonist Peter Moore and percussionist Neil Percy.

For more information please contact Celia Wynne Willson:

Tel +44 20 7382 2556
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

*Please note that these Relaxed Performances have been specially tailored for people with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities. Babies under 1 year old are welcome, but please consider how older children may affect the experience for other audience members and the performers. If your child is under 5 years old, find out more about our interactive concerts for under-5s.


 

LSO Friday Lunchtime Concerts are generously supported by LSO Friends.

 

Rachel Leach presenting a Friday lunchtime concert