September 2022–January 2023 Concerts

We are delighted to share details of the first half of the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2022/23 season at the Barbican, taking place between September 2022 and January 2023. 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 What's On calendar


Download the listings

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Season artwork
Ari Weinkle in a concept by Superunion
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At the Barbican

Sunday 11 September 7pm
New Music Britain

Daniel Kidane Sun Poem (LSO co-commission; London premiere)
Frank Bridge Enter Spring
Edward Elgar Symphony No 2

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

> Full info


Wednesday 14 September 6.30pm
Half Six Fix: French Connections 

Hector Berlioz Overture: Le corsaire
Claude Debussy
Fanfare and Le sommeil de Lear from ‘Music to King Lear’
Tōru Takemitsu
Fantasma/Cantos II
Maurice Ravel La valse

Sir Simon Rattle conductor & presenter
Peter Moore
trombone

> Full info


Thursday 15 September 7pm
Sound Without Limits

Hector Berlioz Overture: Le corsaire
Tōru Takemitsu
Fantasma/Cantos II
Maurice Ravel
La valse
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 7
Béla Bartók
The Miraculous Mandarin – Suite

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Moore
trombone

> Full info


Sunday 18 September 7pm
Landscapes in Sound

Jean Sibelius The Oceanides; Tapiola
Anton Bruckner
Symphony No 7

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

> Full info


Sunday 23 October 2.30pm
LSO Discovery Family Concert: Through the Looking Glass

Paul Rissmann composer & presenter

> Full info


Thursday 27 October 7pm
In Living Colour

Samy Moussa Crimson
Béla Bartók
Violin Concerto No 2
Igor Stravinsky
Petrushka (1947 version)

Kevin John Edusei conductor
Roman Simovic
violin

> Full info


Sunday 30 October 7pm
Symphonic Gospel

André J Thomas conductor

Full info

 

Sunday 6 November 7pm
Awaken the Sleeper - American music for our time

Carlos Simon Portrait of a Queen
Wynton Marsalis Tuba Concerto (UK premiere)
Joel Thompson To Awaken the Sleeper

André J Thomas conductor
Ben Thomson tuba

Full info


Thursday 10 November 7pm
Wild and Stormy Nights

César Franck Le chasseur maudit
Ludwig van Beethoven
 Piano Concerto No 3
Johannes Brahms 
Symphony No 4

Nathalie Stutzmann conductor
Alice Sara Ott 
piano

Full info


Thursday 17 November
Symphonic Jazz: EFG London Jazz Festival

Carlos Simon This Land
John Adams Saxophone Concerto
Leonard Bernstein Divertimento for Orchestra
George Gershwin An American in Paris

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Jess Gillam saxophone

Full info


Thursday 24 November 7pm
The Year 1905

Louise Drewett The Daymark (world premiere, LSO Panufnik commission)*
Maurice Ravel
Piano Concerto in G major
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No 11, ‘The Year 1905’

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Alice Sara Ott
piano

Full info


Wednesday 30 November 7pm

Robert Schumann Overture: Genoveva
Robert Schumann Piano Concerto
Serge Rachmaninoff Symphony No 3

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Mitsuko Uchida piano

Full info

 

Thursday 1 December 7pm
Landscapes in Sound

Jean Sibelius The Oceanides; Tapiola
Anton Bruckner
 Symphony No 7

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

> Full info


Wednesday 14 December 7pm
Thursday 15 December 7pm
Revolution & Romance

Igor Stravinsky arr Simon Rattle Stravinsky Journey
Serge Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 3

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Anna Lapkovskaja mezzo-soprano
Evgeny Kissin piano

Full info (14 Dec)
> Full info (15 Dec)


Saturday 17 December 7pm
Sunday 18 December 7pm
Sorrow & Serenity

Karol Szymanowski Stabat Mater
Johannes Brahms German Requiem

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Iwona Sobotka soprano
Hanna Hipp mezzo-soprano
Florian Boesch bass-baritone
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Chorus

Full info (17 Dec)
Full info (18 Dec)


Wednesday 11 January 7pm
Friday 13 January 7pm
Storms of Passion

Leoš Janáček Katya Kabanova (concert performance; sung in Czech)

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Katarina Dalayman Marfa
Andrew Staples Tichon
Amanda Majeski Katya
Sir John Tomlinson Dikoj
Simon O’Neill Boris
Ladislav Elgr Kudrjas
Magdalena Kožená Varvara
Sarah Pring Glasha & Feklusha
Lukáš Zeman Kuligin

Full info (11 Jan)
Full info (13 Jan)


Sunday 22 January 2.30pm
LSO Discovery Family Concert

Full info


Thursday 26 January 7pm
Sunday 29 January 7pm

Ludwig van Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Jean Sibelius
 Violin Concerto
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No 6

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Janine Jansen
 violin

Full info (26 Jan)
Full info (29 Jan)

 

At LSO St Luke's

LSO concerts

Limited tickets available

Saturday 12 November 8pm 
LSO Percussion & Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Full info


Sunday 20 November 7pm
LSO & Music Academy of the West

Ludwig van Beethoven Triple Concerto
Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Roman Simovic violin
David Cohen cello
Pavel Kolesnikov piano

> Full info

 

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 23 September, 14 October, 4 November, 11 November (Relaxed concert) & 20 January 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.

Saturday 26 November 10.30am & 12.30pm

Full info

 

BBC Radio 3 concerts

One Pianist, One Composer

Thursday 15 September 1pm

Robert Schumann
Arabesque Op 18
Kreisleriana Op 16

Simone Dinnerstein piano

> Full info


Friday 16 September 1pm

Franz Schubert
Klavierstück No 1 in E-flat minor
Piano Sonata in B-flat major

Elisabeth Leonskaja piano

> Full info


Thursday 29 September 1pm

Music by Franz Liszt including:
Extracts from Années de pèlerinage (Première année)
Après une lecture du Dante

Bertrand Chamayou piano

> Full info


Friday 28 October 1pm

Music by Frédéric Chopin including:
Four Mazurkas Op 41
Twelve Études Op 25

Christian Ihle Hadland piano

> Full info


Jazz Inflections

Friday 30 September 1pm

Olga Neuwirth Laki
George Gershwin An American in Paris
Daniel Schnyder Sonata
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Elvis Costello/Chet Baker Almost Blue

Simon Höfele trumpet
Frank Dupree piano

> Full info


Thursday 6 October 1pm

Samuel Barber Four Excursions
Chick Corea Selections from ‘Children’s Songs’
Mary Lou Williams arr MacGregor Miss D.D.; Aries and Scorpio from ‘Zodiac Suite’; Ghost of Love
William Grant Still Mystic Pool;Out of the Silence
Joanna MacGregor Blackbird;Little Girl Blue; Good Bait

Joanna MacGregor piano

> Full info


Thursday 13 October 1pm

Programme TBC

Jess Gillam saxophone

> Full info


Friday 21 October 1pm

Maurice Ravel Violin Sonata
Tony Schemmer Sandor’s Ballad
Aaron Copland Two Pieces for Violin and Piano
George Gershwin arr Heifetz Porgy and Bess – Suite

Aleksey Semenenko violin
Inna Firsova piano

> Full info


Beethoven

Thursday 19 January 1pm

Ludwig van Beethoven
   Eight Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein
   Six Variations on the Song ‘Ich denke dein’ 

Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Samson Tsoy piano

> Full info


Thursday 26 January 1pm

Ludwig van Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte
   & other selected songs
Felix Mendelssohn Selected songs
Reynaldo Hahn La barcheta

Ilker Arcayürek tenor
Simon Lepper piano

> Full info


Friday 27 January 1pm

Robert Schumann Five Pieces in Folk Style
Vladimir Kobekin Fuga temporis: variations on a theme by Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No 3 in A major

Anastasia Kobekina cello
Luka Okros piano

> Full info


Thursday 2 February 1pm

Joaquín Turina String Quartet Op 34, ‘The Bullfighter’s Prayer’
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Op 59 No 1, ‘Razumovsky’

Quatuor Modigliani

> Full info

 

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


Booking Information

Ticket sales are currently only available in advance online, via the LSO or Barbican websites.
If you have any booking queries you can contact the Barbican Box Office on email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

On sale dates

Priority Booking 
From Thursday 31 March 10am: LSO Patrons, LSO Pioneers & LSO Ambassador Friends; Barbican Principal & Premier Patrons
From Monday 4 April 10am: all LSO Friends (Ambassador, Benefactor, Associate & Supporter levels); Groups; Barbican Patrons
From Wednesday 6 April 10am: Barbican Members Plus
From Thursday 7 April 10am: Barbican Members

Public Booking
From Friday 8 April 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


Discounts

> 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.


Accessibility

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.


Season artwork

Concept: Superunion
Artwork: Ari Weinkle
Music: Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle