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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle

New Music Britain

Sir Simon Rattle with London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle kicks off the new London Symphony Orchestra season with the best of British – from the sweeping landscapes of Elgar and Frank Bridge to the 21st-century sounds of Daniel Kidane. 

Enter Spring! Yes, we know it’s September, but British music has always made its own rules. Frank Bridge celebrates life and nature in glowing surges of sound. Elgar begins his epic Second Symphony on the crest of a wave – then watches as the clouds gather and the light begins to fade. And Daniel Kidane dances on the edge, in the latest utterly original creation from a composer as imaginative (and as dynamic) as 21st-century London itself.  

For many people Sir Simon Rattle is British classical music – and as the LSO’s Music Director, he makes a point of beginning each new season with a celebration of British music in all its diversity – past, present and (most importantly) future. 

‘There is music in the air, music all around us, the world is full of it and you simply take as much as you require.’ – Edward Elgar 

Recorded for broadcast on Marquee TV



Guaranteed entry to the concert – however, your seat will only be allocated on the day of the performance. You could be placed anywhere in the Hall, in seats worth at least 18. Book early for the best price – following an initial allocation Wildcards may rise in price from £10 to £15.

Online booking only. Tickets subject to availability, max 2 per person. Cannot guarantee that 2 tickets purchased at the same time will be seated next to each other. Not available for Family Concerts or concerts at LSO St Luke’s.

Book 2 concerts and save 10%
Book 3 to 5 concerts and save 20%
Book 6 to 7 concerts and save 30%
Book 8 or more concerts and save 40%

Top-Up Bookings
Customers who book multibuy tickets for concerts in September to January will be able to retain their discounts for any later bookings within the whole 2022/23 season.

Anyone booking just one main season concert will receive a 10% discount for any additional bookings they make within the whole 2022/23 season.


Aged 14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

Subject to availability

Groups of 10 or more receive a 20% discount, or 30% for two or more concert bookings.
Contact the Box Office Groups Team at [email protected]

Wheelchair spaces, free companion seats may now be booked online. 

Please select the relevant preferences on the access registration page during your booking so we can provide you with the correct information and discounts. 

Booking a wheelchair space: Select a seat displaying the wheelchair user icon and then select wheelchair user ticket type. The ticket will be priced at the lowest price for that event. If you need an essential companion, please click the E icon next to the wheelchair space you have selected. 

Booking essential companion tickets: Please select at least two tickets and one of them will be automatically discounted to zero in the basket. 

Booking British Sign Language or Captioned Seats: Select seats in the area appropriate to your needs.

*Excludes £3 booking fee