Yuja Wang and Michael Tilson Thomas: two names that speak for themselves, in Rachmaninov’s hugely popular Second Piano Concerto.
Rachmaninov was shaping up to be the greatest pianist in history when he wrote his Second Concerto, and even he used to consider it a challenge. So when you hear how effortless Yuja Wang makes it sound, you’ll understand why her concerts sell out around the globe.
And because Yuja’s playing is pure inspiration, Michael Tilson Thomas opens and closes the concert with two pieces that make you want to reach for the sky. From America, Aaron Copland’s muscular, steel-framed Variations for Orchestra – a real rarity. And from Finland, the symphony that came to Jean Sibelius when he saw a flock of swans in flight, and which ends with a melody so simple, and so memorable, that once you’ve heard it, it’s yours for life.
The performance is expected to finish around 9.30pm, including a 20 minute interval.
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.
On-sale dates (online only):
Members Plus: Mon 9 Mar 10am
Members: Wed 11 Mar 10am
Public: Mon 16 Mar 10am
Telephone and in person:
Wed 18 Mar 10am
£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.
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.