Half Six Fix: Mahler 4

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NB Change of conductor

Wed 8 Dec 2021 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Barbican Hall, London

Mahler Symphony No 4

Kirill Karabits conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £35 £24 £18

£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

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

A different way to experience the LSO, with a burst of music to kick-start your evening: one piece introduced by the conductor, a relaxed atmosphere, and digital programme notes to delve deeper into the music while we play.

In this Half Six Fix: Mahler isn’t necessarily massive, and his Fourth Symphony begins with sleighbells, birdsong, and a melody straight out of Mozart. It all seems deliciously simple. But this is Mahler, after all, and between that playful opening and the final portrayal of a child’s Heaven, there’s a whole universe of drama, emotion and heart-piercing beauty. With soprano Lucy Crowe bringing all her insight and vocal radiance to that extraordinary finale, it’ll sound lovelier and more blissful than ever.

'The London Symphony Orchestra’s regular Half Six Fix is a quick shot rather than the full classical cocktail: one hour; one symphony; no messing around.' (inews)

Change of conductor
Sir Simon Rattle has tested positive for COVID-19 and unfortunately is unable to fulfil his engagements with the LSO this month.

He is currently isolating at home, with mild symptoms. We send him our very best wishes for a speedy recovery.

We are pleased to announce that Kirill Karabits has agreed to step in to conduct the concerts at the Barbican on 8, 9,15 & 16 December, and at Philharmonie de Paris on 13 December. The programmes for all concerts remain as announced.

Ticket holders will be notified.

Posted 11am Fri 3 Dec


Your Visit

Following the relaxation of Government restrictions, from the start of the 2021/22 season seating will no longer be socially-distanced in the Barbican Hall. We encourage audience members to bring and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. Click here for the latest infomation on the measures that are being taken for the safety and comfort of visitors to the Barbican Centre.

Concert Programme

Find out more about the music and performers in the digital concert programme, which you can read on your phone during the concert. Free printed programmes will also be available before the concert.

You can also view a Visual Listening Guide, a map of the main sonic landmarks in the Symphony, designed to help structure your listening, whatever your musical background.

Digital concert programme

Distanced Seating

Audience members who would prefer to sit in a socially distanced environment can choose to book seats in the side block of the Balcony, low-number side only for this concert.

Available seats will be spaced 1 metre apart, and are indicated by an information flag when making your selection during the booking process. Those booking two or more adjacent seats are welcome to move together to sit as one group on the evening of the concert. All audience members are encouraged to wear a face covering unless exempt.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Access


The Barbican Centre is fully accessible. Please visit this page for full details or contact us at [email protected] at any point ahead of your visit to let us know how we can support you.