LSO 2018/19 Season Opening Concert
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
New music. British music. Two central pillars of musical life for the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle, to launch a new season.
Once more we fire the starting gun of the new season with an all-British programme – featuring the world premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s new Fanfare and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s wild double trumpet concerto Dispelling the Fears.
Holst’s Egdon Heath reflects the curious setting of Thomas Hardy’s major works, a place ‘accordant with man's nature – neither ghastly, hateful, nor ugly; … but, like man, slighted and enduring; and withal singularly colossal and mysterious in its swarthy monotony’. Then clear away the haze with an uplifting symphony which reflects on ‘the progress of winter to spring and the reawakening of the earth and life’.
Broadcast live on Mezzo HD
* Commissioned for Sir Simon Rattle by the Barbican Centre and the LSO
£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
Silk Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street.
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.