London Symphony Orchestra 2018–19
The London Symphony Orchestra 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 Music Director Sir Simon Rattle, Principal Guest Conductors Gianandrea Noseda and François-Xavier Roth, Conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas, Elim Chan, Barbara Hannigan and Bernard Haitink.
London Symphony Orchestra: De Falla, Lalo & Stravinsky
Flautist-turned-conductor Jaime Martín makes his debut with the LSO, introducing us to his musical roots with works inspired by his native Spain.
London Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5
Dramatic landscapes, folk-tales and fate, with conductor Philippe Jordan and violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider.
London Symphony Orchestra/Gianandrea Noseda: Shostakovich 4
Hear the LSO at full strength as Gianandrea Noseda continues his survey of Shostakovich with the monumental Fourth Symphony.
London Symphony Orchestra/Gianandrea Noseda
James Macmillan’s affecting memorial to the dead of World War I is paired with Shostakovich’s gut-wrenching Fourth Symphony.
London Symphony Orchestra/François-Xavier Roth: Nelson Mass
François-Xavier Roth unites three atmospheric masterpieces by composers at the forefront of modern music in their time – Haydn, Bartók and Ligeti.
Half Six Fix/London Symphony Orchestra
François-Xavier Roth presents two landmark works by late-Romantic masters, musing on fantasy and philosophy in this one-hour concert.
London Symphony Orchestra/François-Xavier Roth: Dvorák
Three masterworks by Debussy, Dvořák and Strauss form a panorama of music in Europe in the final throes of the 19th century.
Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2018 Final
Three finalists tackle a daring programme in the hopes of being crowned winner and named LSO Assistant Conductor.
LSO 2018/19 Season Opening Concert: 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.
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle: Spring Symphony
Sir Simon Rattle launches his Roots and Origins series with a rare combination of three distinctive works, each steeped in history and folk tradition.
London Symphony Orchestra/Sibelius Symphony No 5
Sir Simon Rattle continues Roots and Origins with Janáček, Szymanowski and Sibelius, who transform myth and folklore into soaring musical effigies.