A new work by John Adams is flanked by Gershwin’s most seductive tunes.
John Adams always has something interesting to say about the world we live in. Any new work he produces soon shows up in concert halls across the globe – so hear Frenzy here first. Roy Harris’ Third Symphony is a miniature epic, offering up a tragic glimpse of dust bowl-era America. George Gershwin paints a more ebullient picture of life across the Pond, transporting us to the roaring twenties in his razzle-dazzle Piano Concerto, complete with Charleston rhythms. Keep an ear out for some of his biggest melodies in two delicious musical theatre overtures.
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor Emeritus of the LSO, has a long history with John Adams, audible in every confident note of the LSO’s performance. Seize your chance to hear Kirill Gerstein tackle its addictive blend of classical and jazz.
This performance will end at approximately 9.00pm, including a 20-minute interval.
In a change to original listings, George Gershwin’s Overture to Girl Crazy will no longer be performed, and will be replaced by Gershwin’s Overture to Let ‘em Eat Cake. The order of the programme has also changed (see full listing below).
Original ticket holders have been contacted by email. For any queries the box office can be contacted via [email protected].
Event change posted Thursday 3 August 1pm
Produced by the London Symphony Orchestra
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 £12 to £16.
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.
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Customers who book multibuy tickets in the 2023/24 season will be able to retain their discounts for any later bookings for concerts in the same period.
Anyone booking just one main season concert will receive a 10% discount for any additional bookings they make within the 2023/24 season.
Higher discounts are available if enough qualifying concerts are booked at the same time.
Multibuy and Top-Up bookings exclude LSO Discovery Family and Showcase Concerts.
Wheelchair spaces and 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 select the 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.
£4 booking fee per online/phone transaction.
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. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events. Members do not pay booking fees.
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.