Britten, Fauré & Dvořák


With socially-distanced audience

Tue 18 May 2021 3.30pm - 4.45pm
Barbican Hall, London

Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra 
Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande – Suite
Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op 46

NB no interval

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £35 £24 £18 

£5 under-18s tickets available

£3 online booking fee

On sale dates:
Mon 19 Apr 10am: LSO Patrons and Ambassador Friends
Tue 20 Apr 10am: All LSO Friends
Fri 23 Apr 10am: Public booking

Under new guidelines, there are fewer available seats in the Barbican Hall, set as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. We ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.

Tickets must be booked online in advance.

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.


Digital programme notes
Free WiFi is available in the Barbican Hall for you to view digital programmes during the concert.

Print-at-home programme
You can bring a copy of our print-at-home alternative with you if you would prefer. Please recycle your programme after use.

> This concert is repeated at 6.30pm

Innocence, experience and simply fabulous sounds. Sir Simon Rattle conducts a concert of music that showcases the LSO at its most dazzling, and its most delicate.

Benjamin Britten knew that young listeners have high standards, and when he wrote The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra he let his imagination catch fire. The result is a brilliantly original showpiece for a great orchestra at the top of its game; a spectacular opening to a concert drenched in colour.

So Sir Simon Rattle conducts Fauré’s haunting suite from Pelléas et Mélisande; music in soft pastels and deep shadows, written to accompany a tale of doomed love in a fairytale kingdom. And then he cuts loose with a selection of Dvořák's Slavonic Dances: sometimes wistful, sometimes uproarious, but always gloriously tuneful. Sir Simon simply adores this music, and you’ll hear why.

Need to know

We are doing everything we can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Below are answers to some FAQs, and you can find further information here.

How are seats in the Barbican Hall arranged?

There are fewer seats available, set as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. Clusters are separated by at least one empty seat and people from different household groups will be at least 1 metre apart from each other when seated.

What other safety measures are in place once inside?

Click here to see the measures the Barbican is taking. Please be aware that visitors are asked to wear face coverings at all times while in the Centre, unless exempt.

What happens if a concert is cancelled or postponed?

In the event of cancellations or postponements, all audience members will be given the option of a refund, exchange or credit.

What if I or someone I know develops Coronavirus symptoms before the concert?

Please stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has the virus. Tickets can be exchanged for another LSO concert or credit vouchers valid for six months.

Can I watch online?

Our May and June concerts will be recorded for future broadcast. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for further updates.