January–July 2022 Concerts

We are delighted to share details of the second half of the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2021/22 season at the Barbican, taking place between January and July 2022. WE hope that you will find much to enjoy, and look forward to welcoming you to an LSO concert soon.

At the Barbican   At LSO St Luke's   Booking info

Concerts outside of the Barbican and on tour

For listings of concerts not taking place at our home venues of the Barbican and LSO St Luke's,
please visit the Calendar page filtered by 'On Tour'.

At the Barbican

Monday 3 January 7pm
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Programme to be announced

> Full info

Thursday 6 January 7pm

Unsuk Chin Violin Concerto No 2, ‘Scherben der Stille’ (world premiere)*
Sibelius Symphony No 7
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin – Suite

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Leonidas Kavakos violin

* Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

> Full info

Sunday 9 January 7pm

Julian Anderson Suite from ‘Exiles’*
Mahler Blumine from Symphony No 1
Rott Third movement from Symphony in E major
Webern Six Pieces for Orchestra (1928 version)
Dvořák Symphony No 7

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director

* Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Bayerischer Rundfunk.

> Full info

Thursday 27 January 7pm

Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Mozart Violin Concerto No 5
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5

Nathalie Stutzmann conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin

> Full info

Thursday 3 February 7pm

Shostakovich Symphony No 14
Beethoven Symphony No 7

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Elena Stikhina soprano
Vitalij Kowalyow bass

> Full info

Sunday 6 February 7pm
Sunday 13 February 7pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5, ‘Emperor’
Shostakovich Symphony No 15

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Beatrice Rana piano

> Full info (6 Feb)
> Full info (13 Feb)

Thursday 17 February 7pm

Copland Music for the Theatre
Offenbach arr Rosenthal Selections from ‘La Gaîté Parisienne’
Weill arr Elliot Youkali; Lost in the Stars

Barbara Hannigan conductor & soprano

Full info

Wednesday 23 February 6.30pm
Half Six Fix

Poulenc La voix humaine

Barbara Hannigan conductor, soprano & presenter

Full info

Thursday 24 February 7pm

Strauss Metamorphosen
Poulenc La voix humaine

Barbara Hannigan conductor & soprano

Full info

Sunday 27 February 2.30pm
Family Concert: How to Build an Orchestra

Rachel Leach presenter

Full info


Thursday 3 March 8pm
Sunday 6 March 7pm
Barbican 40th Anniversary

Haydn The Creation (sung in English)

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director

Full info (3 Mar)
Full info (6 Mar)

Wednesday 9 March 7pm

Berlioz Overture: Le corsaire
Hannah Kendall The Spark Catchers
Sibelius Symphony No 7
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin – Suite
Ravel La valse

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Full info

Thursday 10 March 7pm

Dvořák American Suite Op 98b
Walker Lilacs for voice and orchestra
Schumann Symphony No 2

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Nicole Cabell soprano

Full info

Sunday 3 April 7pm
LSO Futures

Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Helen Grime Trumpet Concerto (world premiere)‡
Joel Järventausta Sunfall (world premiere)*
Francisco Coll Violin Concerto (UK premiere)†
Strauss Death and Transfiguration

François-Xavier Roth conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet

Full info

Sunday 10 April 7pm

George Stevenson Vanishing City*
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Prokofiev Symphony No 5

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Janine Jansen violin

* Commissioned through the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme, generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and The Helen Hamlyn Trust.

Full info

Sunday 24 April 7pm

Ravel Mother Goose – Suite
Dani Howard Trombone Concerto
Qigang Chen L’Eloignement
Stravinsky The Firebird – Suite (1919 version)

Xian Zhang conductor
Peter Moore trombone

Full info

Wednesday 27 April 6.30pm
Half Six Fix

Weill The Seven Deadly Sins

Sir Simon Rattle conductor & presenter
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Full info

Thursday 28 April 7pm

Weill Little Threepenny Music
Weill Death in the Forest
Weill The Seven Deadly Sins

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Full info


Saturday 7 May 2.30pm
Family Concert: The Disappearance of Doctor Copernicus

> Full info 

Sunday 8 May 7pm

Sofia Gubaidulina Offertorium
Sibelius Symphony No 2

Dima Slobodeniouk conductor
Baiba Skride violin

> Full info

Sunday 15 May 7pm

Programme to include:
Mahler Symphony No 5

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor

> Full info

Sunday 29 May 7pm
André J Thomas: A Celebration of Gospel Music

André J Thomas conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director

> Full info

Thursday 2 June 7pm

Gabrieli Canzone for Brass
Petrassi Concerto for Orchestra No 5
Puccini Capriccio sinfonico
De Sabata Juventus

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor

> Full info

Sunday 5 June 7pm

Respighi Church Windows
Dallapiccola Il prigioniero

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director

Full info

Sunday 12 June 7pm

Haydn Symphony No 86
Mozart Piano Concerto No 18
Gershwin Cuban Overture
John Adams I Still Dance (London premiere)
Gershwin An American in Paris

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Imogen Cooper piano

> Full info

Thursday 16 June 7pm

Ligeti Atmosphères
Wagner Prelude to ‘Lohengrin’
Betsy Jolas Histoires Vraies
Brahms Symphony No 2

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Roger Muraro piano

Full info

Thursday 30 June 7pm

Beethoven Leonore Overture No 2
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2
Beethoven Symphony No 4

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor
Maria João Pires piano

> Full info

At LSO St Luke's

Orchestral concerts

Limited tickets available

Saturday 12 March 6.30pm

Beethoven Violin Concerto Op 61
Beethoven Fragment from Violin Concerto in C Major

Simon Rattle conductor
Veronika Eberle violin

Full info

Wednesday 18 May 6.30pm

Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps
Marc-André Dalbavie Flute Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4

Marta Gardolińska conductor
Gareth Davies flute

> Full info

Tuesday 5 July 6.30pm

Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 ‘Little Russian’
Schubert Entr’acte No 3 from ‘Rosamunde’
Mozart Piano Concerto No 27

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor
Maria João Pires piano

> Full info


BBC Radio 3 concerts

Rachmaninoff & Friends

Friday 14 January 1pm

Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
Stravinsky arr Victor Babin Three Movements from ‘Petrushka’

Simon Crawford-Phillips piano
Philip Moore piano

> Full info

Friday 14 January 6pm

Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque No 2 in D minor Op 9

Trio Wanderer

> Full info

Friday 11 February 1pm

A selection of songs by Rachmaninoff and his contemporaries.

Olena Tokar soprano
Igor Gryshyn piano

> Full info

Friday 11 February 6pm

Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 2 in D minor
Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No 1 in D minor

Boris Giltburg piano

> Full info

Saint-Saëns' Circle

Friday 18 March 1pm

Programme TBC

Sandrine Piau soprano

> Full info

Friday 18 March 6pm

Programme TBC

Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Samson Tsoy piano

> Full info

Friday 25 March 1pm

Saint-Saëns Caprice sur des airs danois et russes
Saint-Saëns Tarantelle in A minor Op 6
Fauré Piano Quartet in G minor Op 45

Nash Ensemble

> Full info

Friday 25 March 6pm

Saint-Saëns Piano Trio No 2 in E minor
Fauré Piano Trio in D minor Op 120

Gould Piano Trio

> Full info

Artist Spotlights

Friday 6 May 1pm

Programme & performers TBC

> Full info

Friday 13 May 1pm

Mucha Nase Cesta
Duruflé Prelude, Recitative and Variations for flute, viola and piano
Schulhoff Concertino

Emily Beynon flute
Timothy Ridout viola
Timothy Gibbs double bass
Andrew West piano

> Full info

Friday 27 May 1pm

Programme & performers TBC

> Full info

Friday 27 May 6pm

Programme & performers TBC

> Full info


All concerts will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast.


LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Make the most of your lunchbreak and enjoy a free, 45-minute informal concert at LSO St Luke’s. With introductions from presenter Rachel Leach, these free concerts are the perfect opportunity to learn more about music and the instruments of the orchestra!

Repertoire and artists to be confirmed

Fridays 21 January, 18 February, 8 April, 29 April, 20 May, 17 June, 1 July 12.30pm

> Full info

Musical Storytelling for Under 5s

LSO musicians retell a popular children’s story through music. Dance and sing as the instruments bring the tale to life.

Sunday 20 February & Sunday 25 June 10.30 & 12.30pm

> Full info

LSO Discovery Choirs: Sing Stars

Monday 28 March 7pm

> Full info

Panufnik Composers Workshops

Thursday 31 March 10am & 2.30pm

> Full info (10am)
> Full info (2.30pm)

LSO Community Choir

Saturday 9 July 7.30pm

> Full info

Booking Information

Ticket sales are currently only available in advance online, via the LSO or Barbican websites.
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On sale dates

Priority Booking

  • From Friday 22  October at 10am for LSO Patrons, LSO Pioneers & LSO Ambassador Friends
  • From Monday 25 October at 10am for all LSO Friends (Ambassador, Benefactor, Associate & Supporter levels)

Public Booking

  • From Tuesday 2 November at 10am

Booking fees 

Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket

Barbican Centre: £3 online booking fee
LSO St Luke's: £0.60 online booking fee


> Multibuys & Top-ups
> Wildcard Tickets
> Young People
> Groups (10+)

Exchanges and refunds

If for any reason you are unable to use your tickets, we offer a flexible exchange service. Tickets can be exchanged for another LSO concert or Barbican credit vouchers valid for six months, provided that you inform the Box Office and return any physical tickets at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings). A per ticket administration fee applies for all exchange services.


Join the Barbican Access Membership to inform us of your requirements. Members may also be eligible for a 50% discount on tickets for the member and a companion (discount limited and subject to availability). To book tickets Access Members should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 3855 4745 (Mon–Fri 1-4pm).

Getting to our venues

> Your Visit 

The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. If the event is cancelled, all bookers will receive a refund.

All information correct at time of publishing.

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.

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