If music could sound like a Scandinavian sunrise, it would sound like Sibelius's Fifth Symphony. So skip the rush hour: Michael Tilson-Thomas is serving up refreshment for the spirit.
Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony is one of those pieces that you already know without realising it, crowned with a tune so simple, and so good, that when you hear it for the first time, you feel like you’ve known it your whole life. And you certainly never forget it.
The story goes that it came to Sibelius when he looked at the skies above his home in Finland, and saw a flight of swans. ‘God, what beauty!’ he commented, but the power and elemental strength of this majestic symphony is a natural wonder in its own right. Michael Tilson Thomas is an old friend of the LSO, and the Orchestra’s Conductor Laureate: today he introduces and conducts a symphony that blows fresh Nordic air through a London rush hour.
This concert is part of Half Six Fix, a different way to experience the LSO, with an introduction to the music from Michael Tilson Thomas, and digital programme notes on your phone or device. Grab a drink, take your seat and enjoy the music.
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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.
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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.