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Sir Simon Rattle presenting

Half Six Fix: Brahms

Sir Simon Rattle


Wednesday 8 January 2025 • 6.30pm

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Johannes Brahms
Symphony No 4 

Sir Simon Rattle conductor and presenter
London Symphony Orchestra

The concert will finish at approximately 7.30pm (timings subject to change).


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+ £4 booking fee per online/phone transaction

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Groups of 10+ save at least 20%
Free companion tickets for Barbican Access Members

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The Concert

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.

The Music

Brahms’ Symphony No 4 was subtitled ‘Tragic’, yet it is vigorous and full of warm orchestral colours. At the premiere, the Duke of Meiningen asked Brahms to encore the first and third movements – a guest remarked that Brahms conducted them with ‘even greater fire.’  

The opening is often called a ‘sigh’, a yearning figure which ‘sighs’ across the whole movement. The slow movement is peaceful with a gentle melancholy, while the third bristles with a madcap energy. In the finale Brahms builds to a solemn, yet fiery conclusion. 

The Performers

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO know the Brahms symphonies inside out. They draw out the composer’s particular brand of solemn vigour from start to finish. 

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What to Expect from Half Six Fix

Booking and Discounts

Booking Your Tickets

Online at or
By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
In person at the Barbican Centre (no booking fee)

Refunds and Exchanges

Contact the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings) to exchange your tickets for another LSO concert or Barbican credit voucher, valid for six months. A per-ticket administration fee applies.

The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all bookers will receive a refund.

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Multibuy Discounts

Book 2 or 3 concerts, save 10%
Book 4 to 7 concerts, save 20%
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£12 or £16 (£10 or £15 for Half Six Fix concerts), plus booking fee. Check availability using the Wildcards button above. On the concert night, show your Wildcard order email at the Stalls box office to receive a valid ticket worth at least £18 (£15 for Half Six Fix). Find out more about Wildcards.

Young People and Students

18 and under: £6 tickets. Book online, by phone or in person.
14–25s: Join Young Barbican for discounted tickets to selected concerts.
Full-time students: Join Student Pulse for £6 or £10 tickets to selected LSO concerts.

Groups of 10+

Save 20% to 30% and enjoy 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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