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Half Six Fix: Prokofiev 7

Elusive. Affecting. Disarming.

Wednesday 19 June 2024 • 6.30pm

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The Concert

Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No 7

Gianandrea Noseda  conductor & presenter
London Symphony Orchestra

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


£35 £25 £18 £15
+ £4 booking fee per online/phone transaction

Wildcard Tickets

£10/£15 + booking fee as above
Guaranteed entry – your seat will be allocated on the day.
Limited releases throughout the season. Full details

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Save on Your Booking

Multibuy Discounts – save up to 40%
Under-18s – £6 tickets
14–25s – discounts for Young Barbican Members
Groups of 10+ – save at least 20%
Access – free companion tickets for Barbican Access Members
Full details below

Kick-start your evening with a Half Six Fix concert. One piece in a 60-minute concert, introduced by the performers, with screens in the hall to bring you closer to the action.

The Programme

Absorb Prokofiev’s wistful final symphony in the relaxed atmosphere of this early-evening concert, conducted and introduced by Gianandrea Noseda.

The Seventh Symphony was commissioned by the Soviet state radio for children. But while it recalls treasured memories of the composer’s youth, this final symphony contains a deeper message of farewell.

It begins with yearning strings, summons childhood with flute and glockenspiel, remembers happy times in a whirling waltz, and ends with the tick-tock of the composer’s beating heart. The symphony was premiered in October 1952; Prokofiev would die in March 1953, on the same day as Stalin.

The Performers

Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO have earned rave reviews for their exploration of Prokofiev’s symphonies. Join them for this majestic next instalment.

I wish you at least another hundred years to live and create. Listening to such works as your Seventh Symphony makes it much easier and more joyful to live.’ – Shostakovich to Prokofiev in 1952

Read the programme



Please note that there will be filming taking place in the hall and around the Barbican pre and post concert. Part of this filming will be getting audience reactions after the concert so if you would like to share your experience on camera do come find us on Level G, around Door 6.

If you have any concerns, or would like to be excluded from any photography/filming, please speak to a member of staff on the day or email at least 48 hours before the concert.

What to Expect

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£6 Tickets for Students

Full-time students can book £6 tickets for this concert through Student Pulse London.

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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

£4 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 concert or Barbican credit voucher (valid for six months). Please 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 Barbican Box Office at

Visit the Barbican website for conditions of sale.

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 Discounts

Book 2 to 3 concerts and save 10%
Book 4 to 7 concerts and save 20%
Book 8 to 11 concerts and save 30%
Book 12 or more concerts and save 40%

Plus retain your discount for any later bookings within the season.

Multibuy Discounts: Full Details


£12 or £16 (£10 or £15 for Half Six Fix concerts), plus booking fee. You are guaranteed entry to the concert but you won’t know your exact seat until the evening of the performance. Will you be lucky and bag a top-price seat in the stalls? Find out more about Wildcards.

Young People

£6 tickets for under-18s. Discounted tickets are available for selected LSO concerts for 14–25s through Young Barbican, and for full-time students through Student Pulse London.

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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