London Symphony Orchestra
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, and Conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas.
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle: Rachmaninov
Sir Simon Rattle conducts Brahms and Rachmaninov, a programme lush and stormy in equal measure.
London Symphony Orchestra/Alain Altinoglu: Pictures
Alain Altinoglu conducts a programme of late-Romantic Russian music, rich in melody and full of storytelling.
LSO Chamber Orchestra/Jaime Martín
In this spectacular showcase of the searing technique and virtuosic talent of the LSO’s Principal musicians, hear four of the most beloved concertos by Mozart.
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Eliot Gardiner: Janáček
Sir John Eliot Gardiner brings together three works that define the ‘Czech sound’, by composers who drew their material from Czech history, legends and landscapes – Dvořák and Janáček.
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Composers pouring their most personal thoughts and feelings into their work is not unusual, but these two pieces by Dvořák and Suk feel much more deeply connected than most.
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
Sir Simon Rattle launches the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2019–20 season with an all-British programme of music, including a world premiere.
Profile: London Symphony Orchestra
Listen to our selection of LSO recordings from across the years in our Spotify playlist.
Barbican Sessions: Peter Moore
London Symphony Orchestra’s young trombonist, Peter Moore, performs 'Doolallynastics – a brief torture for solo trombone’ by Brian Lynn in our latest Barbican Session, filmed in one of our Frobisher Auditoriums.