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Gianandrea Noseda conducting the LSO

The Thrills of Prokofiev – Gianandrea Noseda

Edgy. Epic. Elegant.

Sunday 10 December 2023 • 7pm

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The Concert

Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No 4
Interval – 20 minutes
Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No 2

Gianandrea Noseda  conductor
Simon Trpčeski  piano
London Symphony Orchestra

The concert will finish at approximately 9pm (timings subject to change)


£70 £55 £39 £25 £18
+ £4 booking fee per online/phone transaction

Wildcard Tickets

£12/£16 + booking fee as above
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Multibuy Discounts – save up to 40%
Under-18s – £6 tickets
14–25s – discounts for Young Barbican Members
Groups of 10+ – save at least 20%
Barbican Access Members – free companion tickets
Full details below


An allocation of tickets is available for NHS staff for selected LSO concerts through Tickets for Good. Visit to register.

A symphony thwarted by history, and a concerto from a composer at his peak.

The Programme

A few years after finishing his Fourth Symphony, Prokofiev made an optimistic return to the Soviet Union. Shortly after he revised the symphony in 1947, his music was banned from performance in Stalin’s Russia. Prokofiev felt that the second version, produced as his fortunes turned, was so changed that it was a different work. Its dark, ambivalent grandeur demands attention.

From the opening notes of a distant horn to a thunderously satisfying finish, Brahms’ elegant Second Piano Concerto is the work of a composer at the height of his powers.

The Performers

Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO continue their cycle of Prokofiev’s Symphonies, marking 70 years since the composer’s death. Sparks fly as they embrace the composer’s dramatic sensibility. Simon Trpčeski brings edge-of-the-seat playing to the brilliance of Brahms.

‘I have written a very small piano concerto with a very small and pretty scherzo.’ – Brahms, jokingly, about his Piano Concerto No 2

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LSO Friends’ Supported Concert

Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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Dive Deeper


‘His pacing was spot on, appealingly languid in the second movement while the third movement was taken with a brisk nonchalance that belied the complexity of the woodwind playing.’

Bachtrack on Prokofiev 6, 2023

‘The sureness of musical characterisation really does give a feeling of discovering the work for the first time, with the finale’s busy inventiveness sparkingly captured.’

BBC Music Magazine on Prokofiev 1, 2023

‘Noseda unleashed full-throated orchestral roars, the sharpness of cymbal crashes, an insistent side drum, a cutting edge to the trumpets and savagery from the lower brass suffusing the orchestral landscape with an ominous chill.’

Bachtrack on Prokofiev 5, 2022

£12 and £16 Wildcard Tickets

Book a Wildcard ticket for £12 or £16. You’re guaranteed entry to the concert, but you won’t know your seat until the evening of the performance. Will you bag one of the best seats in the house? That’s the chance you take to save. 

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Booking and Discounts

Booking Your Tickets

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

£4 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 concert or Barbican credit voucher (valid for six months). Please 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.

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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 Discounts

Book 2 to 3 concerts and save 10%
Book 4 to 7 concerts and save 20%
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Multibuy Discounts: Full Details


£12 or £16 (£10 or £15 for Half Six Fix concerts), plus booking fee. You are guaranteed entry to the concert but you won’t know your exact seat until the evening of the performance. Will you be lucky and bag a top-price seat in the stalls? Find out more about Wildcards.

Young People

£6 tickets for under-18s. Discounted tickets are available for selected LSO concerts for 14–25s through Young Barbican, and for full-time students through Student Pulse London.

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.

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