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2024/25

2024/25 Season

Discover our 2024/25 Season at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s.

Discover the Season

Welcome to the LSO’s new season as Resident Orchestra at the Barbican, and the latest events at the Orchestra’s own venue on Old Street.

How to Book

Online at lso.co.uk or barbican.org.uk
By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
In person at the Barbican Centre

Booking fees apply, no fee when booking in person

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Season Design & Visuals:
Design Concept & Visual Identity: Design Bridge and Partners | Feature Artwork: XK studio | Music: The Planets by Gustav Holst | Artwork created in collaboration with UCL Ear Institute

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Dive Deeper

Read Full Post about Sir Antonio Pappano: The 2024/25 Season
Sir Antonio Pappano Stories
Sir Antonio Pappano conducts and smiles with the LSO at the Barbican

Sir Antonio Pappano: The 2024/25 Season

Our Chief Conductor introduces his 2024/25 season, from brand new works to British symphonies and opera classics.

Read Full Post about Classic FM Recommends in 2024/25
Stories
Audience members taking their seats before a concert in the Barbican Hall.

Classic FM Recommends in 2024/25

Nine concerts in our 2024/25 season, hand-picked by our partner Classic FM.

Read Full Post about Michael Tilson Thomas: The 2024/25 Season
Michael Tilson Thomas Stories
Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the LSO

Michael Tilson Thomas: The 2024/25 Season

As our Conductor Laureate joins us to celebrate his 80th birthday in December 2024, friends and Members of the LSO look back over his decades-long relationship with the Orchestra.

2024/25 Season Concerts

New Generation Artists: Andrei Ioniță and Alim Beisembayev
Alim Beisembayev wearing a suit with a trebel clef silver broach, leaning on a Grand Piano, with a blue curtain behind.
LSO St Luke's

New Generation Artists: Andrei Ioniță and Alim Beisembayev

BBC Radio 3 Concert

Friday 6 September 2024 • 1pm

Pianist Alim Beisembayev and cellist Andrei Ioniță join forces for a lunchtime recital at LSO St Luke's.

New Generation Artists: Andrei Ioniță
Andrei Ionita, pictured holding his cello, facing away from the camera.
LSO St Luke's

New Generation Artists: Andrei Ioniță

BBC Radio 3 Concert

Friday 6 September 2024 • 6pm

Andrei Ioniță, BBC New Generation Alumnus, showcases a range of solo cello music in this early-evening recital.

Season Opening: MacMillan and Sibelius 1
A portrait photo of Sir Antonio Pappano, standing against a grey background with his arms folded.
Barbican

Season Opening: MacMillan and Sibelius 1

Sir Antonio Pappano

Wednesday 11 September 2024 • 7pm

Sir Antonio Pappano opens a new chapter as Chief Conductor of the LSO, conjuring stunning landscapes from Nielsen and Sibelius – and a world premiere by Sir James MacMillan.

New Generation Artists: Aleksey Semenenko, Andrei Ioniță and Alim Beisembayev
Aleksey Semenenko playing the violin.
LSO St Luke's

New Generation Artists: Aleksey Semenenko, Andrei Ioniță and Alim Beisembayev

BBC Radio 3 Concert

Thursday 12 September 2024 • 1pm

In a concert packed with emotion, Aleksey Semenenko, Andrei Ioniță and Alim Beisembayev breathe new life into treasured Piano Trios by Brahms and Shostakovich.

Elgar and Holst The Planets
Sir Antonio Pappano photographed against a grey background, sat in a chair and looking away from the camera into the distance.
Barbican

Elgar and Holst The Planets

Sir Antonio Pappano and Vilde Frang

Thursday 12 September 2024 • 7pm

Two giants of British music, and two blistering orchestral works from the early 20th century. Sir Antonio Pappano begins his first season as Chief Conductor of the LSO, joined by Vilde Frang for Elgar's Violin Concerto.

Rachmaninoff and Saint-Saëns 'Organ' Symphony
Anna Lapwood
Barbican

Rachmaninoff and Saint-Saëns 'Organ' Symphony

Sir Antonio Pappano, Yuja Wang and Anna Lapwood • NB: Change of programme

Sunday 15 September 2024 • 7pm

Berlioz goes to a Roman Carnival, Saint-Saëns gives a Symphony from the organ, and Serge Rachmaninoff shows youthful exuberance in his First Piano Concerto. Sir Antonio Pappano continues his first season as Chief Conductor, joined by Anna Lapwood and Yuja Wang.

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New Generation Artists: Quatuor Arod
The four members of Quatuor Arod, standing and sitting against a red wall.
LSO St Luke's

New Generation Artists: Quatuor Arod

BBC Radio 3 Concert

Thursday 19 September 2024 • 1pm

Quatuor Arod delve into the expressive String Quartets of Robert Schumann and Karol Szymanowski.

New Generation Artists: Quatuor Arod and Elisabeth Brauß
Elisabeth Brauss sat side-on, turning towards the camera.
LSO St Luke's

New Generation Artists: Quatuor Arod and Elisabeth Brauß

BBC Radio 3 Concert

Thursday 19 September 2024 • 6pm

Witness Quatuor Arod and pianist Elisabeth Brauß bring to life César Franck's remarkable Piano Quintet, paired with solo piano music by Sergei Prokofiev.

Chopin and Mahler 1
Yuja Wang sat at a piano, smiling and facing towards the camera.
Barbican

Chopin and Mahler 1

Sir Antonio Pappano and Yuja Wang • NB: Change of programme

Thursday 19 September 2024 • 7pm

A celebration of pure romance in Frédéric Chopin’s lyrical Second Piano Concerto, while Gustav Mahler embraces the earth in his brilliant, bold First Symphony. Sir Antonio Pappano continues his opening concerts as Chief Conductor, joined by soloist Yuja Wang.

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Beethoven Dedications: Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver
Danny Driver and Chloe Hanslip, sat next to each other and facing the camera.
LSO St Luke's

Beethoven Dedications: Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver

BBC Radio 3 Concert

Thursday 26 September 2024 • 1pm

Violinist Chloë Hanslip and pianist Danny Driver celebrate Beethoven's genius with a programme including his ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata.

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert
View from the balcony of musicians and an audience at LSO St Luke's
LSO St Luke's

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert

LSO String Experience

Friday 27 September 2024 • 12.30pm

Make lunchtime musical with a free, bite-size concert with a small group of string musicians.

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Anselm McDonnell: The Expanded Violin
Composer Anselm McDonnell conducting. He has red hair, glasses, wearing a patterned shirt and using a baton.
LSO St Luke's

Anselm McDonnell: The Expanded Violin

Jerwood Composer+ Showcase

Saturday 12 October 2024 • 7pm

Anselm McDonnell presents his second concert at LSO St Luke's, an entirely violin-based programme and a deep dive into the potential of the instrument through microtonality, electronics, and more.

New Generation Artists: Alexander Gadjiev
Alexander Gadjiev smiling and leaning on a railing, with a grand piano in the background.
LSO St Luke's

New Generation Artists: Alexander Gadjiev

BBC Radio 3 Concert

Friday 18 October 2024 • 1pm

Pianist Alexander Gadjiev explores captivating solo works by Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin and Corigliano in this lunchtime concert.

Musical Storytelling
Toddlers with their parents and guardians, sitting on the floor and laughing at a joke in the audience of a Musical Storytelling Concert for Under-5s.
LSO St Luke's

Musical Storytelling

For Under-5s

Saturday 19 October 2024 • 10.30am

LSO musicians retell a children’s story through music, offering younger children a chance to experience a live performance

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

Musical Storytelling

For Under-5s

Saturday 19 October 2024 • 12pm

LSO musicians retell a children’s story through music, offering younger children a chance to experience a live performance

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Mahler 2, 'Resurrection'
Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the LSO
Barbican

Mahler 2, 'Resurrection'

Michael Tilson Thomas at 80

Sunday 20 October 2024 • 7pm

Gustav Mahler’s glorious Second Symphony, conducted by the LSO's Conductor Laureate MTT as he celebrates his 80th birthday.

Mahler 2, 'Resurrection'
Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the LSO
Barbican

Mahler 2, 'Resurrection'

Michael Tilson Thomas at 80

Wednesday 23 October 2024 • 7pm

Gustav Mahler’s glorious Second Symphony, conducted by the LSO's Conductor Laureate MTT as he celebrates his 80th birthday.

Beethoven Dedications: LSO Wind Ensemble
Conductor Nicolo Foron is in the middle of a semi-circle of nine LSO musicians, all playing wind instruments. Behind them, five horn players sit in a row.
LSO St Luke's

Beethoven Dedications: LSO Wind Ensemble

BBC Radio 3 Concert

Thursday 24 October 2024 • 1pm

Ludwig van Beethoven's chamber music is celebrated with unbridled charm from the virtuoso players of the LSO Wind Ensemble.  

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert
View from the balcony of musicians and an audience at LSO St Luke's
LSO St Luke's

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert

Guildhall Musicians

Friday 25 October 2024 • 12.30pm

Make lunchtime musical with a free, bite-size concert with a small group of musicians from the Guildhall School.

Half Six Fix: Beethoven
The LSO cellos and double basses playing on the Barbican stage, with screens at the sides showing the performers.
Barbican

Half Six Fix: Beethoven

François-Xavier Roth

Wednesday 30 October 2024 • 6.30pm

François-Xavier Roth introduces and conducts the LSO in Beethoven's Symphony No 1 in this 60-minute Half Six Fix concert.

Adámek and Beethoven
Violinist Isabelle Faust
Barbican

Adámek and Beethoven

François-Xavier Roth and Isabelle Faust

Thursday 31 October 2024 • 7pm

Hear early Beethoven in a playful mood, plus Ondřej Adámek's concerto featuring violinist Isabelle Faust, conducted by François-Xavier Roth.

Symphonic Gospel: Celebration and Praise
Conductor André J Thomas
Barbican

Symphonic Gospel: Celebration and Praise

André J Thomas

Sunday 3 November 2024 • 7pm

Experience the unrestrained power of American gospel music, combined with the symphonic sound of the LSO and a chorus of over 250 voices.

Beethoven Dedications: Quatuor Modigliani
The four members of Quatuor Modigliani are standing in suits and white shirts, holding their instrumets. The background is grey and the sunlight is shining on their faces.
LSO St Luke's

Beethoven Dedications: Quatuor Modigliani

BBC Radio 3 Concert

Thursday 7 November 2024 • 1pm

Quatuor Modigliani plays Mozart’s String Quartet No 3 and Beethoven's ‘Razumovsky’ Quartet: a bold new perspective on music that never gets old.

Mendelssohn and Schubert 'The Great'
Francesca Dego leaning against a wall, holding her violin
Barbican

Mendelssohn and Schubert 'The Great'

Daniele Rustioni and Francesca Dego

Thursday 7 November 2024 • 7pm

Three beautifully contrasting piece: Liszt in fine form, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Schubert's 'Great' Symphony.

Relaxed Friday Lunchtime Concert
Audience at a Relaxed Concert
LSO St Luke's

Relaxed Friday Lunchtime Concert

LSO Discovery

Friday 8 November 2024 • 12.30pm

A short concert tailored for people who have sensory and communications impairments, learning disabilities, or who are neurodiverse.

Sibelius, Prokofiev and Stravinsky
Headshot of Klaus Makela, looking into the distance
Barbican

Sibelius, Prokofiev and Stravinsky

Klaus Mäkelä and Andrej Power

Sunday 10 November 2024 • 7pm

Klaus Mäkelä conducts Stravinsky's groundbreaking ballet that changed the classical world forever and Prokofiev's globe-trotting Second Violin Concerto, performed by LSO Leader Andrej Power.

Rufus Isabel Elliot: Waves Crash on Old Street
Black and white image of a forest.
LSO St Luke's

Rufus Isabel Elliot: Waves Crash on Old Street

Jerwood Composer+ Showcase

Saturday 16 November 2024 • 7pm

An evening of contemporary chamber music in collaboration with KNOCKvologan Studies inspired by an ancient forest on the Scottish island of Mull.

LSO x Cassie Kinoshi’s seed.
The jazz ensemble seed.
Barbican

LSO x Cassie Kinoshi’s seed.

EFG London Jazz Festival

Thursday 21 November 2024 • 7pm

The LSO is joined by the Mercury Prize-nominated ensemble seed., led by composer and saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, for an evening of new music and collaboration.

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert
An LSO chamber ensemble being applauded by the audience, after a performance in the Jerwood Hall.
LSO St Luke's

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert

LSO Musicians

Friday 22 November 2024 • 12.30pm

Make lunchtime musical with a free, bite-size concert with a small group of orchestral musicians.

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Half Six Fix: Lachenmann and Beethoven 7
The London Symphony Orchestra performing on the Barbican Hall stage.
Barbican

Half Six Fix: Lachenmann and Beethoven 7

François-Xavier Roth

Wednesday 27 November 2024 • 6.30pm

Kick-start your evening with a 60-minute Half Six Fix concert. Introduced by the performers, with screens in the hall to bring you closer to the action.

Lachenmann and Beethoven 7
First Violins of the London Symphony Orchestra performingon the Barbican Hall stage
Barbican

Lachenmann and Beethoven 7

François-Xavier Roth

Thursday 28 November 2024 • 7pm

Two sound worlds, two centuries apart: Lachenmann’s Melodies meets Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.

Family Concert
London Symphony Orchestra on stage in the Barbican Hall during a family concert with colourful patterned lighting backdrop
Barbican

Family Concert

Recommended for children aged 7+ and their families

Sunday 1 December 2024 • 2.30pm

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.

Puccini La rondine
Sir Antonio Pappano conducting the LSO on the Barbican stage, holding a baton, with LSO string players in the foreground of the image and audience members in the background.
Barbican

Puccini La rondine

Sir Antonio Pappano

Tuesday 10 December 2024 • 7pm

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts a concert performance of La rondine, Puccini’s story of love thwarted by society’s conventions, an opera glowing with melody and orchestral colour.

Puccini La rondine
Sir Antonio Pappano conducting the LSO on the Barbican stage, with LSO cellos and violas in the background.
Barbican

Puccini La rondine

Sir Antonio Pappano

Thursday 12 December 2024 • 7pm

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts a concert performance of La rondine, Puccini’s story of love thwarted by society’s conventions, an opera glowing with melody and orchestral colour.

Elgar and Vaughan Williams 9
Sir Antonio Pappano conducting, smiling and facing the musicians of the LSO.
Barbican

Elgar and Vaughan Williams 9

Sir Antonio Pappano and David Cohen

Sunday 15 December 2024 • 7pm

Two reflective works from Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar, plus Arnold Bax’s evocative portrait of the Cornish countryside. Sir Antonio Pappano is joined by David Cohen, LSO Principal Cello, for Elgar's Cello Concerto.

Christmas Swing: Gershwin, Bernstein and Tchaikovsky
Barbican

Christmas Swing: Gershwin, Bernstein and Tchaikovsky

Sir Antonio Pappano and Frank Dupree

Wednesday 18 December 2024 • 7pm

Classical meets jazz with some festive favourites – plus a riotous ride with Kapustin, Gershwin’s most swinging tunes, and Bernstein at his exuberant best. Sir Antonio Pappano is joined by pianist Frank Dupree and the LSO's own Sérgio Pires.

Christmas Swing: Gershwin, Bernstein and Tchaikovsky
Frank Dupree smiling and sitting on a piano stool, with his back against a grand piano.
Barbican

Christmas Swing: Gershwin, Bernstein and Tchaikovsky

Sir Antonio Pappano and Frank Dupree

Thursday 19 December 2024 • 7pm

Classical meets jazz with some festive favourites – plus a riotous ride with Kapustin, Gershwin’s most swinging tunes, and Bernstein at his exuberant best. Sir Antonio Pappano is joined by pianist Frank Dupree and the LSO's own Sérgio Pires.

Half Six Fix: Brahms
Sir Simon Rattle presenting
Barbican

Half Six Fix: Brahms

Sir Simon Rattle

Wednesday 8 January 2025 • 6.30pm

Sir Simon Rattle conducts and presents Johannes Brahms' Symphony No 4, in our 60-minute Half Six Fix concert.

Boulez, Benjamin and Brahms 4
Sir Simon Rattle conducting
Barbican

Boulez, Benjamin and Brahms 4

Sir Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan

Thursday 9 January 2025 • 7pm

Pierre Boulez’s glittering sound world, late Brahms, and a lyrical world premiere from George Benjamin – to celebrate Sir Simon Rattle’s 70th birthday.

Tippett, Turnage and Vaughan Williams 5
Sir Simon Rattle conducting the LSO
Barbican

Tippett, Turnage and Vaughan Williams 5

Sir Simon Rattle and John Scofield

Sunday 12 January 2025 • 7pm

An all-British programme of Tippett, Turnage and Vaughan Williams featuring guitarist John Scofield, to celebrate Sir Simon Rattle’s 70th birthday. 

LSO Futures: Homage to Pierre Boulez
Black and white portrait photo of Pierre Boulez
Barbican

LSO Futures: Homage to Pierre Boulez

François-Xavier Roth

Sunday 26 January 2025 • 7pm

Celebrating Pierre Boulez and his influences, in the composer’s centenary year: his beloved Debussy, alongside three intriguing world premieres.

The Boulez Effect
The composer Pierre Boulez. He is wearing a dark top and has white hair
Milton Court Concert Hall

The Boulez Effect

An afternoon symposium

Monday 27 January 2025 • 4.30pm

A symposium at Milton Court exploring the legacy of Pierre Boulez, chaired by Kate Molleson. Featuring talks and insights from the LSO, François-Xavier Roth and guest speakers.

Boulez 100: Chamber Concert
Francois-Xavier Roth conducting on the Barbican Hall stage. He is wearing a dark suit with a dark tie.
Milton Court Concert Hall

Boulez 100: Chamber Concert

LSO Chamber Ensemble

Monday 27 January 2025 • 7.30pm

Fanfares, massed cellos and electronics – a fascinating celebration of the music of Pierre Boulez, in his centenary year.

Schumann and Mahler 7
Conductor Daniel Harding
Barbican

Schumann and Mahler 7

Daniel Harding and Daniil Trifonov

Sunday 2 February 2025 • 7pm

Two composers at their romantic best in Mahler's imaginative Seventh Symphony and Schumann's Piano Concerto.

Half Six Fix: Walton
LSO Violinist Maxine Kwok introducing the LSO on the Barbican stage, at a Half Six Fix concert.
Barbican

Half Six Fix: Walton

Sir Antonio Pappano

Wednesday 5 February 2025 • 6.30pm

Kick-start your evening with a 60-minute Half Six Fix concert, introduced by the performers, with screens in the hall to bring you closer to the action.

Walker, Bernstein and Walton 1
Violinist Janine Jansen
Barbican

Walker, Bernstein and Walton 1

Sir Antonio Pappano and Janine Jansen

Thursday 6 February 2025 • 7pm

Walton’s turbulent first Symphony, and a pair of passionate statements of love and outrage from two American greats. Sir Antonio Pappano conducts, joined by violinist Janine Jansen.

Maconchy, Walton and Vaughan Williams 1
Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha wearing a black dress and silver jewellery, posing with one hand on her hip.
Barbican

Maconchy, Walton and Vaughan Williams 1

Sir Antonio Pappano and Rebecca Gilliver

Sunday 9 February 2025 • 7pm

Evocative portraits of night and the sea in an all-British programme: enigmatic Maconchy, meditative Walton, and awe-inspiring Vaughan Williams, in his 'Sea Symphony'.

Half Six Fix: Vaughan Williams
Sir Antonio Pappano preseting to the crowd in the Barbican hall during a Half Six Fix.
Barbican

Half Six Fix: Vaughan Williams

Sir Antonio Pappano

Wednesday 12 February 2025 • 6.30pm

Kick-start your evening with a 60-minute Half Six Fix concert, focused on Vaughan Williams' 'Sea Symphony'. Introduced by the performers, with screens in the hall to bring you closer to the action.

Family Concert
The audience at an LSO Discovery Family Concert
Barbican

Family Concert

Recommended for children aged 7+ and their families

Sunday 9 March 2025 • 2.30pm

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.

Britten and Haydn 'London' Symphony
Barbara Hannigan conducting the LSO, lunging forwards
Barbican

Britten and Haydn 'London' Symphony

Barbara Hannigan and Stéphane Degout

Thursday 13 March 2025 • 7pm

Haydn, Britten, Roussel and Ravel all conjure up faraway lands, both real and imagined. The sensational Barbara Hannigan conducts and sings, alongside baritone Stéphane Degout.

Wynton Marsalis' 'The Jungle'
Headshot of the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis
Barbican

Wynton Marsalis' 'The Jungle'

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Saturday 15 March 2025 • 7pm

Sir Antonio Pappano and the LSO blend jazz, blues and classical music in a crossover collaboration with JLCO, performing Wynton Marsalis' wild musical portrait of New York.

Half Six Fix: Bartók
Barbara Hannigan conudcting on the Barbican stage
Barbican

Half Six Fix: Bartók

Barbara Hannigan

Wednesday 19 March 2025 • 6.30pm

Spritely, thrilling and evocative: three short pieces take us on a journey beyond the concert hall.

Vivier, Haydn and Bartók
Barbara Hannigan conducting the LSO, arms outstretched to either side.
Barbican

Vivier, Haydn and Bartók

Barbara Hannigan

Thursday 20 March 2025 • 7pm

Miracles and myths abound, from surreal ballet to Finnish landscape, with music by Sibelius, Debussy, Haydn, Vivier and a new piece from Golfam Khayam.

Beethoven 'Choral' Symphony
A portrait photo of Sir Antonio Pappano, against a grey background, looking away from the camera into the distance.
Barbican

Beethoven 'Choral' Symphony

Sir Antonio Pappano

Sunday 23 March 2025 • 7pm

Tippett’s moving pacifist oratorio, A Child of Our Time, meets Beethoven’s immense ‘Choral’ symphony – 200 years after its premiere.

MacMillan and Shostakovich 12
Nicola Benedetti holding violin and smiling.
Barbican

MacMillan and Shostakovich 12

Gianandrea Noseda and Nicola Benedetti

Thursday 3 April 2025 • 7pm

James MacMillian's dedicatee Nicola Benedetti performs his Violin Concerto No 2 and Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda conducts Shostakovich Symphony No 12.

Half Six Fix: Schubert and Prokofiev
Gianandrea Noseda gives his pre-concert talk to the Barbican Hall. He is wearing all black and holding a microphone
Barbican

Half Six Fix: Schubert and Prokofiev

Gianandrea Noseda

Wednesday 9 April 2025 • 6.30pm

Gianandrea Noseda introduces works by Franz Schubert and Sergei Prokofiev in this early-evening Half Six Fix concert, filled with edge-of-your-seat intensity.

Beethoven and Prokofiev 2
Pianist Alice Sara Ott performs on the Barbican Stage. She is wearing a black sleeveless top and has short black hair in a bob cut.
Barbican

Beethoven and Prokofiev 2

Gianandrea Noseda and Alice Sara Ott

Thursday 10 April 2025 • 7pm

Prokofiev’s mind-blowing Second Symphony, plus early Beethoven, in his First Piano Concerto, and a charming opener from Schubert.

Schnittke, Shostakovich and Brahms
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili and conductor Gianandrea Noseda performing in the Barbican Hall.
Barbican

Schnittke, Shostakovich and Brahms

LSO Artist Portrait: Lisa Batiashvili

Sunday 13 April 2025 • 7pm

Orchestral fireworks with Shostakovich's Second Symphony and early Schnittke, joined by the London Symphony Chorus for some stirring Brahms.

Janáček The Excursions of Mr Brouček
Sir Simon Rattle with the LSO on the Barbican stage
Barbican

Janáček The Excursions of Mr Brouček

Sir Simon Rattle

Sunday 4 May 2025 • 7pm

Sir Simon Rattle conducts a concert performance of Leoš Janáček’s colourful satirical opera.

Janáček The Excursions of Mr Brouček
Sir Simon Rattle conducting the LSO
Barbican

Janáček The Excursions of Mr Brouček

Sir Simon Rattle

Tuesday 6 May 2025 • 7pm

Sir Simon Rattle conducts a concert performance of Leoš Janáček’s colourful, satirical opera.

Strauss and Ravel
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel looking towards the camera and holding a conducting baton
Barbican

Strauss and Ravel

Gustavo Dudamel and Marina Rebeka

Wednesday 14 May 2025 • 7pm

Stories of faraway lands, opulence, and scandal, from Ravel's exotic Shéhérazade to Strauss' golden Der Rosenkavalier.

Perry, Stravinsky and Bartók
Conductor Susanna Mälkki
Barbican

Perry, Stravinsky and Bartók

Susanna Mälkki and Leila Josefowicz

Sunday 18 May 2025 • 7pm

Life-enhancing flare and melody in Stravinsky's Violin Concerto, and showpieces for orchestra by Bartók and Julia Perry.

Half Six Fix: Berlioz
Sir Antonio Pappano preseting to the crowd in the Barbican hall during a Half Six Fix.
Barbican

Half Six Fix: Berlioz

Sir Antonio Pappano

Wednesday 21 May 2025 • 6.30pm

Kick-start your evening with a 60-minute Half Six Fix concert, delving into the musical imagination of Hector Berlioz. Introduced by the performers, with screens in the hall to bring you closer to the action.

Szymanowski and Symphonie fantastique
Lisa Batiashvili, holding her violin in one hand, with her other hand leaning against a grey wall.
Barbican

Szymanowski and Symphonie fantastique

LSO Artist Portrait: Lisa Batiashvili

Thursday 22 May 2025 • 7pm

Dreams and fantasies from enigmatic Szymanowski, in his Violin Concerto, to Berlioz’s most rock’n’roll work, the Symphonie fantastique.

Mozart and Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili standing, facing the camera, with her head rested on her hand.
Barbican

Mozart and Strauss Ein Heldenleben

LSO Artist Portrait: Lisa Batiashvili

Sunday 25 May 2025 • 7pm

Two portraits from a magician of orchestral colour, Richard Strauss – plus a young Mozart dances on the violin, in his Fifth Violin Concerto.

Family Concert
The audience at an LSO Discovery Family Concert
Barbican

Family Concert

Recommended for children aged 7+ and their families

Saturday 21 June 2025 • 2.30pm

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.

LSO on Film: The French Connection
Barbican

LSO on Film: The French Connection

Dirk Brossé

Sunday 22 June 2025 • 7pm

A selection of film music by French composers, originally recorded by the LSO, including scores by Alexandre Desplat, Philippe Sarde, Philippe Chany and Guillaume Roussel.

LSO Discovery Showcase
LSO Discovery participants playing brass instruments
Barbican

LSO Discovery Showcase

Thursday 26 June 2025 • 7.30pm

Curated by LSO animateur Rachel Leach, this showcase brings together the Orchestra with participants from all across LSO Discovery’s work.

Strauss' Salome
Sir Antonio Pappano conducting the LSO
Barbican

Strauss' Salome

Sir Antonio Pappano

Friday 11 July 2025 • 7pm

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts Strauss’ scandalous opera Salome, with the brilliant soprano Asmik Grigorian in the title role.

Strauss' Salome
Sir Antonio Pappano and LSO musicians facing the audience on the Barbican stage, at the end of a performance.
Barbican

Strauss' Salome

Sir Antonio Pappano

Sunday 13 July 2025 • 7pm

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts Strauss’ scandalous opera Salome, with the brilliant soprano Asmik Grigorian in the title role.