September 2017–June 2018, Barbican Centre
How to book
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. The fee includes the first class postage of your tickets if time permits.
Barbican Centre: £3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee
LSO St Luke's: £0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee
Introducing a new Visual Identity
The feature artwork at the top of this page has the LSO’s music directly embedded within it.
Sir Simon Rattle was filmed conducting excerpts from Elgar’s Variations on an Original Theme, ‘Enigma’ using motion-capture technology in June 2016.
The data from this capture has been artistically developed into an animated short film, the stills from which make up the feature artwork in our 2017/18 season guide. You can watch the film and find out more at our 2017/18 season microsite alwaysmoving.lso.co.uk.
Please carefully check for start times as some differ
14–24 September: This Is Rattle celebration
> Thu 14 Sep: 2017/18 season opening concert/Sir Simon Rattle
Other This Is Rattle events
This Is Rattle
Sir Simon Rattle’s arrival in London heralds a new era for the LSO. To mark his inaugural season as Music Director of the Orchestra, and as Barbican Guildhall Associate Artist, we bring you ten days of celebratory events of which everyone can be a part.
More Sir Simon Rattle in 2017/18:
Celebrating the great conductor, composer, thinker, teacher, author, television star, provocateur and humanitarian – not to mention LSO President – ahead of the centenary of his birth in 2018.
> Sat 7 Oct: Singing Day: Chichester Psalms
The Essential Debussy
As part of the Debussy centenary François-Xavier Roth explores the influences and legacy of Debussy, from his early years through to those composers who, in Roth's words, were his musical sons.
> Sun 21 Jan: The Young Debussy
New Music Britain
Over the past decade and more the LSO has worked with nearly 200 young and early-career composers, over 40 of whom have had their works premiered in the main season. This series features some of our best composers working in this country today.
> Thu 14 Sep: Helen Grime, Harrison Birtwistle, Oliver Knussen, Thomas Adès
Missa Solemnis & Choral Highlights
> Sun 17 & Tue 19 Sep: Berlioz The Damnation of Faust/Rattle
The LSO Principal Conductor continues his complete survey of Shostakovich's fifteen symphonies.
> Sun 8 Apr: Shostakovich Symphony No 8
Free Friday Lunchtime Concert series
All concerts start at 12.30pm
Storytelling for Under 5s
Opera in a Day
LSO Sing is supported by the John S Cohen Foundation and Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement
All concerts start at 2.30pm
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts
All concerts start at 1pm
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