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Pianist Bertrand Chamayou

Bertrand Chamayou & Friends

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Friday 12 April 2024 • 1pm

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The Concert

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Erik Satie Gymnopédie No 1
John Cage All Sides of the Small Stone (for Erik Satie)
Erik Satie Gnossienne Nos 1 to 3
John Cage In a Landscape
Erik Satie Rêverie de l’enfance de Pantagruel
Veritables Preludes flasques (pour un chien)
Gymnopédie No 2
Le Bain de Mer
Gnossienne Nos 4 to 6
Gymnopédie No 3
Gnossienne No 7
John Cage Dream

Bertrand Chamayou  piano

The concert will finish at approximately 2.05pm


£16 (£14 concessions, £6 under-18s)
+ £1.50 booking fee per online/phone transaction

Save on Your Booking

Multibuy Discounts – £12 tickets for 3+ events
Under-18s – £6 tickets
Groups of 10+ – save at least 20%
Barbican Access Members – free companion tickets
Full details below

John Cage meets Erik Satie. Anything becomes possible, as pianist Betrand Chamayou brings his recital series to an utterly original conclusion.

The Programme

Erik Satie and John Cage looked at music differently and, in doing so, transformed the way that we listen. Satie’s Gnossiennes and Gymnopédies create spaces and sounds that are wholly their own: musical enigmas that defy categorisation. And John Cage redefined the very concept of Western music, creating poetry from silence, and discovering (as we now know) a surprising but very personal kinship with Satie.

The Performers

For pianist Bertrand Chamayou, these two maverick geniuses create a limitless sense of possibility. He discovered Satie’s music purely by chance, and of course John Cage would have had it no other way. ‘I wanted to tell a story’, he says of his recent critically acclaimed album devoted to Satie and Cage, and in this magical conclusion to his recital series, he’ll do exactly that.


Read the programme


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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Header Image © Marco Borggreve / Warner Classics

Booking and Discounts

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

Refunds and Exchanges

If you can no longer user 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.

Questions About Your Booking?

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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

Multibuy Discount

£12 tickets when you book three or more BBC Radio 3 concerts in the 2023/24 season within one transaction.


£14 tickets for over-60s, full-time students and unwaged/unemployed people.


£6 tickets for under-18s. BBC Radio 3 Concerts are recommended for ages 12+. For younger children, we have a range of other events at LSO St Luke’s, including Free Friday Lunchtime Concerts which are suitable for everyone over the age of 5.

Groups of 10+

Save 20%, or 30% when booking two or more concerts in the same season, plus additional benefits. Find out more about group booking.

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.

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