London Symphony Orchestra 2017–18
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.
London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle: Helen Grime world premiere
Mahler’s final symphony meets a new work by British composer Helen Grime in this double-bill with the LSO’s Music Director.
London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas: Sibelius
The LSO, led by Conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas, draw out the luminous sounds and epic musical narratives of Sibelius’ music.
London Symphony Orchestra/Tilson Thomas: Missa Solemnis
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts chorus and orchestra in the vast creation that Beethoven considered his greatest achievement – the Missa Solemnis.
London Symphony Orchestra/Noseda: Beethoven and Ravel
A great many composers are skilled in summoning up pictures in their listeners’ imaginations, but one work in particular surpasses them all.
London Symphony Orchestra/Gianandrea Noseda: Shostakovich
Shostakovich's music is such an important chronicle of life in 20th century Soviet Russia, and here are two pillars of that story.
London Symphony Orchestra / LSO On Track at 10
Gathering together young musicians from all over East London, the LSO and its Music Education Hub partners celebrate ten years of inspiring music-making.
LSO 2017–18 Opening Concert Live Relay
Sir Simon Rattle's first concert as LSO Music Director, beamed live to our outdoor cinema screen.
London Symphony Orchestra: 2017-18 season opening concert
This is it. A new beginning and a statement of intent. The first concert from the new Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra.
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle: Faust
From selling your soul to the devil to finding salvation – Sir Simon Rattle ventures through Berlioz's tempestuous oratorio, The Damnation of Faust.
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle: Stravinsky
An authority on Stravinsky, Sir Simon Rattle continues the 2017–18 season opening celebrations with three of the composer’s revolutionary ballets.
LSO On Track
LSO On Track is a partnership between the LSO and ten East London Music Services which puts young East Londoners on a world-class stage with LSO artists to create inspirational performances.
London Symphony Orchestra/Bychkov: Britten and Mahler
Semyon Bychkov and Janine Jansen bring us a concert of sorrow and triumph with music from Britten and Mahler.
London Symphony Orchestra/Haitink: Brahms and Beethoven
Bernard Haitink, a conductor revered by musicians and listeners alike, delves into the Romantic world of Brahms and Beethoven.