London Symphony Orchestra 2017–18

Resident Orchestra

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The LSO was established in 1904 and has a unique ethos and an inimitable signature sound. It has been the Resident Orchestra at the Barbican since the Centre opened in 1982.

As a musical collective, it is built on artistic ownership and a mission to bring the greatest music to the greatest number of people. This season includes 70 concerts at the Barbican under the batons of some of the finest conductors in the world, including Sir Simon Rattle, Marin Alsop, Bernard Haitink and Michael TIlson Tomas.