LSO Conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas brings a lifetime’s insight and experience to Gustav Mahler’s mighty Fifth Symphony: a story of life, death and love beyond words.
Alone in the darkness, a trumpet sounds, and Gustav Mahler begins his symphonic struggle from tragedy to triumph. Enter a world of midnight storms, joyous horn-calls, and possibly the most tender love-letter ever written without words: the heart-rending Adagietto.
Michael Tilson Thomas has a relationship with the LSO that spans five decades – and which grows more rewarding every time he returns. Mahler’s symphonies are part of the fibre of his musical being, and in his hands, the five movements and 70 minutes of the Fifth Symphony carry the emotional power of a lifetime.
This performance will finish at approximately 9.20pm, including a 20-minute interval
£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.