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London Symphony Orchestra/François-Xavier Roth & Patricia Kopatchinskaja

LSO Futures

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Violinist extraordinaire Patricia Kopatchinskaja gives the UK premiere of a brand new concerto – the heart of a whole concert devoted to music that simply demands to be heard.

When Patricia Kopatchinskaja takes to the stage, writes Gramophone, ‘the only thing you can be absolutely certain of is that you’re about to hear something brimming with personality, individuality and panache’. Today she gives the UK premiere of a concerto written specially for her by the Spanish composer Francisco Coll, who came through LSO Discovery's Panufnik Composers Scheme in 2009.

Coll has called the collaboration ‘one of the most exhilarating experiences of my creative life’, and this looks set to be one of the most talked-about premieres of recent years. Music constantly renews itself, and tonight we showcase two more striking orchestral works, also by alumni of the LSO’s Panufnik Composers Scheme: Charlie Piper and Ayanna Witter-Johnson. All this alongside an undisputed 21st-century classic by living legend Betsy Jolas.

This performance is subject to government guidelines.

Under new guidelines, we’ve fewer available seats in our venues and thoroughly clean between performances. You can only sit in the same seating cluster as someone from your own household (or support bubble) and we ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.

Tickets must be booked online in advance.

In the event of cancellations or postponements, all audience members will be given the option of a refund, exchange or credit.




We'll be welcoming a limited audience back into the Hall for these concerts (subject to government guidelines).

Tickets are available as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. You can only sit in the same seating cluster as someone from your own household/bubble. We ask you to not swap seats when you arrive so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.


Aged 14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

Subject to availability


Tickets are required for each child attending a performance. Children under 5 are not permitted to enter the Barbican Hall excepting Family Concerts. Children over the age of 18 months require a ticket for Family Concerts.

Unwaged: 30% discount on standard prices for those claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit.

Proof of eligibility required on request.

Save 20% on your tickets by booking the three concerts at the Barbican (18 May, 26 or 27 May, 13 June) at the same time, when you buy the same number of tickets for each performance.

Previous LSO 2020/21 Season multibuy bookers will have their top-up discounts automatically enabled when booking one or more concerts.

*Excludes £3 booking fee

Barbican Hall