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Essentially Strauss: LSO Wind Ensemble

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Friday 22 September 2023 • 1pm

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The Concert

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Richard Strauss Serenade in E-flat major for 13 Wind Instruments
Jonathan Dove Figures in the Garden
Richard Strauss Suite in B-flat major for 13 Wind Instruments

LSO Wind Ensemble
Nicolò Umberto Foron  conductor

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

The youthful wind music of Richard Strauss meets Jonathan Dove’s very English salute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: unbridled charm from the virtuoso players of the LSO Wind Ensemble.  

The Programme

From his brilliant youth to his serene old age, Richard Strauss revered the music of Mozart, and he never missed an opportunity to dress up in Amadeus’ clothes. His Serenade and Suite for Wind Instruments show the young genius at his most irresistible charming, tuneful and bubbling over with fantasy and fun. A century later Jonathan Dove created his own homage to Mozart: an enchanting wind serenade that imagines the characters from The Marriage of Figaro picnicking in an English country garden.  

The Performers

Taken together, they add up to a magical lunchtime with the musicians of the LSO’s world-renowned wind section – 13 top-flight players, conducted by Nicolò Foron, winner of the 2023 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition.  

‘I want to create joy. I need it! – Richard Strauss

Read the concert programme

Recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3

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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?

Contact the Box Office at

Visit the Barbican website for conditions of sale and further information.

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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