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.
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.
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.