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2023/24

2023/24 Season

Discover our 2023/24 Season at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s.

Discover the Season

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Season Design & Visuals
Design Concept & Visual Identity: Superunion
Feature Artwork: XK studio
Music: Maurice Ravel Daphnis and Chloé Suite No 2
performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

 

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2023/24 Season Concerts

Springtime Romance – Boulanger, Barber, Rachmaninoff
Violinist Janine Jansen
Barbican

Springtime Romance – Boulanger, Barber, Rachmaninoff

Wistful. Ardent. Breathtaking.

Sunday 14 April 2024 • 7pm

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the LSO in Lili Boulanger’s lively tone poem, D’un matin de printemps, and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No 2. Janine Jansen is soloist for Barber's Violin Concerto.

Limited Tickets

Half Six Fix: Vaughan Williams 5
Barbican

Half Six Fix: Vaughan Williams 5

Sumptuous. Consoling. Beatific.

Wednesday 17 April 2024 • 6.30pm

Kick-start your evening with a 60-minute concert. Sir Antonio Pappano conducts Vaughan Williams' Fifth Symphony, a bittersweet piece that searched for hope in the midst of war.

Limited Tickets

Ravel and Vaughan Williams
Sir Antonio Pappano conducting the LSO
Barbican

Ravel and Vaughan Williams

LSO Artist Portrait: Bertrand Chamayou

Thursday 18 April 2024 • 7pm

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the LSO in Vaughan Williams' Symphony No 5, a work that reaches for hope in the midst of war. And the Orchestra is joined by Bertrand Chamayou – in his Artist Portrait series – for Ravel's playful Piano Concerto in G major.

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert: LSO Musicians
Audience members sat in the Jerwood Hall
LSO St Luke's

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert: LSO Musicians

LSO Discovery

Friday 19 April 2024 • 12.30pm

Looking to make lunchtime musical? Enjoy a 45-minute concert with introductions to the music, and a chance to ask musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra your questions.

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Haydn & Mozart: Quatuor Van Kuijk
Quatuor Van Kuijk
LSO St Luke's

Haydn & Mozart: Quatuor Van Kuijk

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Thursday 25 April 2024 • 1pm

Two great friends; four superb interpreters. Expect pure energy, as the award-winning Quatuor Van Kuijk launches our celebration of the string quartets of Mozart and Haydn.

Limited Tickets

Haydn & Mozart: Engegård Quartet
Engegård Quartet stood holding their instruments with an orange and green background behind them.
LSO St Luke's

Haydn & Mozart: Engegård Quartet

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Friday 26 April 2024 • 1pm

The Engegård Quartet plays Mozart’s ‘Dissonance’ and Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet: a bold new perspective on music that never gets old.

Limited Tickets

Creations: Inspiring New Music
Adults talk and play musical instruments
LSO St Luke's

Creations: Inspiring New Music

LSO Discovery

Saturday 27 April 2024 • 5pm

Neurodiverse, disabled and non-disabled musicians and their supporters take to the stage to share a mix of original and classical music and celebrate diversity, identity and collaboration. For everyone, including friends, family and supporters.

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert: Guildhall School
Free Friday Lunchtime Concerts at LSO St Luke's
LSO St Luke's

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert: Guildhall School

LSO Discovery

Friday 3 May 2024 • 12.30pm

Make lunchtime musical with a bite-size, informal concert from the Guildhall School Orchestral Artistry programme. Friendly introductions will guide you through the concert, plus you can put your questions to performers.

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Haydn & Mozart: Consone Quartet
Consone Quartet
LSO St Luke's

Haydn & Mozart: Consone Quartet

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Thursday 9 May 2024 • 1pm

BBC New Generation Artists, the Consone Quartet, bring a historically-informed perspective to two of Mozart and Haydn’s loveliest string quartets.

Haydn & Mozart: Quatuor Voce
Quatuor Voce all dressed in smart black clothes are standing in front of a mosaic wall and smiling
LSO St Luke's

Haydn & Mozart: Quatuor Voce

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Friday 10 May 2024 • 1pm

Mozart at his warmest and Haydn at his noblest: Quatuor Voce brings to our celebration of these two masters of the string quartet to a stirring conclusion.

The Beginning of Summer – Mahler’s Third Symphony
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Barbican

The Beginning of Summer – Mahler’s Third Symphony

Colossal. Optimistic. Moving.

Sunday 12 May 2024 • 7pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler’s magnificent vision of a world teeming with joyful life.

Limited Tickets

The Beginning of Summer – Mahler’s Third Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the LSO
Barbican

The Beginning of Summer – Mahler’s Third Symphony

Colossal. Optimistic. Moving.

Thursday 16 May 2024 • 7pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler’s magnificent vision of a world teeming with joyful life.

Musical Storytelling for Under-5s
An audience of parents, guardians and toddlers, sitting on the floor of the Jerwood Hall, watching a performance by a trumpet player at a Musical Storytelling Concert for Under-5s.

Musical Storytelling for Under-5s

LSO St Luke's

Saturday 18 May 2024 • 10.30am

LSO musicians retell a children’s story through music, offering younger children a chance to experience a live performance in the beautiful Jerwood Hall. Dance and sing your way through the concert as the instruments bring the tale to life.

Musical Storytelling for Under-5s
Toddlers with their parents and guardians, sitting on the floor and watching a Musical Storytelling Concert for Under-5s.

Musical Storytelling for Under-5s

LSO St Luke's

Saturday 18 May 2024 • 12pm

LSO musicians retell a children’s story through music, offering younger children a chance to experience a live performance in the beautiful Jerwood Hall. Dance and sing your way through the concert as the instruments bring the tale to life.

Myth and Magic – Thomas Adès
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Barbican

Myth and Magic – Thomas Adès

Refined. Sharp-Witted. Refreshing.

Thursday 30 May 2024 • 7pm

Threads of the past are woven into a radiant future in four ingenious compositions by Stravinsky, Lutosławski and Adès, presented by Thomas Adès, Anne-Sophie Mutter and the LSO.

Kirill Gerstein & Friends
Kirill Gerstein plays piano in an empty room
LSO St Luke's

Kirill Gerstein & Friends

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Thursday 30 May 2024 • 1pm

A revelatory chamber concert for two pianos and soprano, with music by Claude Debussy and Komitas. Curated by Kirill Gerstein, one of our most imaginative piano virtuosos.

Kirill Gerstein & Friends
Pianist Kirill Gerstein
LSO St Luke's

Kirill Gerstein & Friends

BBC Radio 3 Evening Concert

Friday 31 May 2024 • 7pm

A programme for chamber orchestra with Kirill Gerstein and Thomas Adès, featuring music by Haydn, Ligeti and more.

LSO Discovery Family Concert: Magic and Music
The audience at an LSO Discovery Family Concert
Barbican

LSO Discovery Family Concert: Magic and Music

Recommended for children aged 7+ and their families

Sunday 2 June 2024 • 2.30pm

Delve into a world of wonder and sorcery with music, stories and live magic. A fun opportunity for families to learn more about music and the instruments of the orchestra, with music based on a theme and free workshops before the concert. 

Relaxed Friday Lunchtime Concert
Audience members watching four violinists play standing up in the Jerwood Hall
LSO St Luke's

Relaxed Friday Lunchtime Concert

LSO Discovery

Friday 7 June 2024 • 12.30pm

A bite-size, informal concert, particularly suited for people who have sensory and communication impairments, learning disabilities, or who are neurodiverse.

LSO Discovery Showcase
LSO Discovery participants performing as part of a Showcase Concert
Barbican

LSO Discovery Showcase

Thursday 13 June 2024 • 7.30pm

LSO Discovery participant groups perform together with the London Symphony Orchestra, in a showcase of the LSO’s learning and community programme.

Limited Tickets

Lights, Camera, Action – the LSO on Film
Conductor Dirk Brossé
Barbican

Lights, Camera, Action – the LSO on Film

Thrilling. Familiar. Beloved.

Sunday 16 June 2024 • 7pm

Film music by composers from Sir Arthur Bliss to Patrick Doyle, and from Bernard Herrmann to John Williams, from films including Henry V, Notting Hill, Braveheart, Harry Potter, Cinderella and Final Fantasy.

Half Six Fix: Prokofiev 7
Barbican

Half Six Fix: Prokofiev 7

Elusive. Affecting. Disarming.

Wednesday 19 June 2024 • 6.30pm

Kick-start your evening with a 60-minute concert, featuring Prokofiev's wistful final symphony conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.

Lost and Found – Beethoven, Beamish, Prokofiev
Gianandrea Noseda conducting the LSO, with soloist Janine Jansen
Barbican

Lost and Found – Beethoven, Beamish, Prokofiev

Elusive. Affecting. Disarming.

Thursday 20 June 2024 • 7pm

What is lost returns once more in emotive music conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, LSO Principal Guest Conductor.

Fortune Favours the Bold – Carmina Burana
Conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Barbican

Fortune Favours the Bold – Carmina Burana

Blazing. Hypnotic. Intoxicating.

Sunday 23 June 2024 • 7pm

Experience Carl Orff’s irresistible cantata and Shostakovich's Third Symphony, conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda, as he closes the LSO's 2023/24 season.

Fortune Favours the Bold – Carmina Burana
Gianandre Noseda conducting the LSO
Barbican

Fortune Favours the Bold – Carmina Burana

Blazing. Hypnotic. Intoxicating.

Tuesday 25 June 2024 • 7pm

Experience Carl Orff’s irresistible cantata and Shostakovich's Third Symphony, conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda, as he closes the LSO's 2023/24 season.

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert: LSO Musicians
Audiences watching a concert in the Jerwood Hall
LSO St Luke's

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert: LSO Musicians

LSO Discovery

Friday 28 June 2024 • 12.30pm

Looking to make lunchtime musical? Enjoy a 45-minute concert with introductions to the music, and a chance to ask musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra your questions.

No Ticket Required Learn More
Kirill Gerstein
The Pianist Kirill Gerstein playing a grand piano, with his back to the camera
LSO St Luke's

Kirill Gerstein

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Friday 12 July 2024 • 1pm

Wonder, passion and pure delight, as pianist Kirill Gerstein brings both heart and mind to bear on the music of Chopin, Schumann, Poulenc and Liszt.