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London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle

Haydn, Brahms & Strauss

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle

Not so private passions. Sir Simon Rattle conducts personal favourites from three centuries, by Strauss, Brahms and Haydn.

Sir Simon is on the record as being ‘crazy about Haydn’, and this joyous, exuberantly inventive little symphony is just the start of a concert that’s big on melody and even bigger on heart.

The other works featured are equally inventive, with an orchestral Serenade from Brahms's that does away with the violins and Strauss's neo-classical incidental music to Molière's play Le bourgeois gentilhomme.

Under new guidelines, there are fewer available seats in the Barbican Hall, set 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 (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.

Two performances: 3.30pm & 6.30pm

The performances are expected to last 1 hour 30 minutes. There will be no interval.

The performances take the place of the concert originally scheduled at 7.30pm on Thursday 18 March.

Barbican Hall