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Alban Gerhardt holding a cello in his left hand.

Spanish Connections: Alban Gerhardt & Steven Osborne

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Thursday 22 February 2024 • 1pm

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The Concert

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Claude Debussy Élegie
Claude Debussy
Sonata for Cello
Gaspar Cassadó
Suite for Solo Cello
Manuel de Falla
Suite populaire espagnole
Maurice Ravel
Alborada del gracioso
Maurice Ravel
Pièce en forme de Habanera

Alban Gerhardt  cello
Steven Osborne  piano

The concert will finish at approximately 2.05pm


£16 (£14 concessions, £6 under-18s)
+ £1.50 booking fee per online/phone transaction

Save on Your Booking

Multibuy Discounts – £12 tickets for 3+ events
Under-18s – £6 tickets
Groups of 10+ – save at least 20%
Barbican Access Members – free companion tickets
Full details below

Folk songs, fantasies and visions of romance: a Spanish journey with a French twist, in the company of cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Steven Osborne.

The Programme

No string instrument sings as soulfully as the cello – or has quite so many stories to tell. In both France and Spain, it’s given voice to ancient sorrows and romantic dreams. In this wonderfully characterful recital, music by Debussy and Ravel throws fabulous, flickering shadows across the soundworlds of Manuel de Falla and the great Catalan cellist-composer Gaspar Cassadó. Expect visions of fools and folksongs; moonstruck harlequins and fantastic dances.

The Performers

And expect unparallelled insights from cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Steven Osborne – two artists whose passion for musical exploration is matched only by the brilliance and intelligence of their artistry. ‘I treat any piece as a new piece that has been written for me’, says Gerhardt; and this concert should be a true adventure for the imagination.


Read the programme


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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Booking and Discounts

Booking Your Tickets

Online at
By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
In person at the Barbican Centre

£1.50 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 St Luke’s concert or Barbican credit voucher (valid for six months). Please ensure that you 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?

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Visit the Barbican website for conditions of sale and further information.

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 Discount

£12 tickets when you book three or more BBC Radio 3 concerts in the 2023/24 season within one transaction.


£14 tickets for over-60s, full-time students and unwaged/unemployed people.


£6 tickets for under-18s. BBC Radio 3 Concerts are recommended for ages 12+. For younger children, we have a range of other events at LSO St Luke’s, including Free Friday Lunchtime Concerts which are suitable for everyone over the age of 5.

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.

£6 Tickets for Students

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

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