Zimerman, Rattle and Beethoven: three great names, and five superb piano concertos, in one remarkable concert. The unquestioned highlight of this year of Beethoven celebrations.
Over three concerts, Sir Simon Rattle and the revered Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman have played all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos. Now they perform them all in one marathon concert. From the youthful first to the mighty ‘Emperor’, this is a real one-off: an unprecedented meeting of great musical minds.
That’s no exaggeration: the unique rapport between Zimerman and Sir Simon is based upon years of shared ideals and mutual respect. Gramophone described their partnership as ‘a thing of wonder’, praising their ‘thrilling sense of purpose’. Crucially, neither of them ever forgets that Beethoven is bigger than both of them, making this unprecedented, unrepeatable concert a worthy tribute to Beethoven at the end of this, his 250th anniversary year.
The performance is expected to finish around 9.30pm, including two intervals. Please note the earlier start time.
Part of Beethoven 250 at the Barbican
LSO Wildcard tickets guarantee you entry to the concert, but you won’t know your seat until the evening of the performance.
Book early for the best price – following an initial release, available Wildcards may rise in price from £10 to £15.
Tickets subject to availability, max two per person per concert.
Wildcards must be exchanged for valid concert tickets at the stalls box office on the evening of the performance – your seat will be allocated then. Cannot guarantee that two tickets purchased at the same time will be seated next to each other. Online booking only.
Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
£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.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
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.