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12 Ensemble: Metamorphosis

LSO St Luke's Guest Artist

Friday 1 March 2024 • 8pm

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The Concert

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Programme to include:
Edmund Finnis Hymn (after Byrd)
Claude Vivier Zipangu
Oliver Leith Non voglio mai vedere il sole tramontare from ‘Last Days’
Richard Strauss Metamorphosen

12 Ensemble

The concert will finish at approximately 9pm (timings subject to change)


£15 (£5 students)
+ £1.50 booking fee per online/phone transaction

The internationally acclaimed string orchestra 12 Ensemble celebrate the release of their new album Metamorphosis with a one-off performance of this highly-anticipated record in full.

From the divine nature of transformation to alien visions of new worlds and rebirth, the conductor-less 12 Ensemble explore Renaissance hymn reborn as futuristic prayer, ancient Japanese ritual, otherworldly operatic arias and a monumental elegy to lost beauty. Harnessing the transformative sound and arresting commitment of this trail-blazing string collective, Strauss’ iconic Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings is at the heart of a powerful programme which includes the opportunity to witness a rare UK performance of Claude Vivier’s cult-classic Zipangu.

Audiences can also look forward to new music from two of today’s leading composers: a new adaptation of the aria from Oliver Leith’s critically-acclaimed Royal Opera House opera Last Days and a fresh look at an ancient hymn reborn by Edmund Finnis.

Header Image © Raphael Neal


Booking Your Tickets

Online at
By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
In person at the Barbican Centre

£1.50 booking fee per transaction when booking online or by phone

Access Members

Members of the Barbican’s Access Scheme can book wheelchair places priced at the lowest price for that event and book a free companion seat. Join the Barbican Access Scheme.

Refunds and Exchanges

If you can no longer use your tickets, you can exchange them for another LSO St Luke’s concert or Barbican credit voucher (valid for six months). Please ensure that you inform the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings). A per-ticket administration fee applies for all exchange services.

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The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. If the event is cancelled, all bookers will receive a refund. All discounts are subject to availability and may not be combined. Box office calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance or training purposes

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