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October 20, 2019

LSO / Kazushi Ono / Janacek: Glagolitic Mass

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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The London Symphony Chorus kicks off its 2019/20 season with a spectacular choral work in the Czech Roots thread that the London Symphony Orchestra is presenting at the Barbican Concert Hall. The concert, which begins with Janacek’s “Ballad of Blanik” and Dvorak’s “The Golden Spinning Whee  

November 10, 2019

LSO / Tilson Thomas / Berlioz: Romeo & J

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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The original inspiration for this “symphonie dramatique”, first performed in 1839, was a performance of Shakespeare’s play (in David Garrick’s edited version in which Juliet awakens from her deathlike sleep before Romeo’s death from a much slower-acting poison), which Berlioz saw at L’Od  

December 15, 2019

LSO Brass / Halsey / LSO Choral Christmas

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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Simon Halsey (the director of the London Symphony Chorus) returns to the conductor’s podium for this festive celebration. A choir of 300, made up of the LSC, the LSO Community Choir and LSO Discovery Choirs will be joined by the LSO Brass Ensemble, to encourage the 2,000 strong congregation to sin  

December 19, 2019

LSO / Roth / Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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This concert opens with a world premiere, Sophya Polevaya’s “Spellbound Tableaux” followed by Elgar’s “Cello Concerto”, in which the soloist will be Alisa Weilerstein. The LSC will make the choral contribution to the second half of the evening in Bartok’s one act ballet pantomime “Th  

January 19, 2020

LSO / Rattle / Beethoven: Christ on the Moun...

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Sir Simon Rattle, Principal Conductor of the LSO, considers Beethoven to be “absolutely inescapable”, and that is especially true in the year of his 250th anniversary. His choral work “Christ on the Mount of Olives” is very rarely heard, and tells the story of Jesus’ prayer and arrest in t  

January 25, 2020

LSO / Rattle / Beethoven: Christ on the Mount...

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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Sir Simon Rattle, Principal Conductor of the LSO, considers Beethoven to be “absolutely inescapable”, and that is especially true in the year of his 250th anniversary. His choral work “Christ on the Mount of Olives” is very rarely heard, and tells the story of Jesus’ prayer and arrest in t  

February 16, 2020

LSO / Rattle / Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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In Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, the LSO and LSC are giving two performances of his Symphony No. 9 at the Barbican. The first will be part of “Half Six Fix” series at 6.30 pm on Wednesday, 12th February (with an introduction to the music by the LSO’s Principal Conductor, Sir Simon Ratt  

February 18, 2020

LSO / Rattle / Beethoven: Christ on the Mount...

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Sir Simon Rattle, Principal Conductor of the LSO, considers Beethoven to be “absolutely inescapable”, and that is especially true in the year of his 250th anniversary. His choral work “Christ on the Mount of Olives” is very rarely heard, and tells the story of Jesus’ prayer and arrest in t  

February 19, 2020

LSO / Rattle / Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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In Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, the LSO and LSC are giving two performances of his Symphony No. 9 at the Barbican. The first will be part of “Half Six Fix” series at 6.30 pm on Wednesday, 12th February (with an introduction to the music by the LSO’s Principal Conductor, Sir Simon Ratt  

February 20, 2020

LSO / Rattle / Beethoven: Christ on the Mount...

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Sir Simon Rattle, Principal Conductor of the LSO, considers Beethoven to be “absolutely inescapable”, and that is especially true in the year of his 250th anniversary. His choral work “Christ on the Mount of Olives” is very rarely heard, and tells the story of Jesus’ prayer and arrest in t  

February 21, 2020

LSO / Rattle / Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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In Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, the LSO and LSC are giving two performances of his Symphony No. 9 at the Barbican. The first will be part of “Half Six Fix” series at 6.30 pm on Wednesday, 12th February (with an introduction to the music by the LSO’s Principal Conductor, Sir Simon Ratt  

February 23, 2020

LSO / Rattle / Beethoven: Christ on the Mount...

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Sir Simon Rattle, Principal Conductor of the LSO, considers Beethoven to be “absolutely inescapable”, and that is especially true in the year of his 250th anniversary. His choral work “Christ on the Mount of Olives” is very rarely heard, and tells the story of Jesus’ prayer and arrest in t  

April 5, 2020

LSO / Noseda / Macmillan: St John Passion

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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On Sunday, 5th April the London Symphony Chorus has another opportunity to perform James MacMillan’s “St. John Passion” with the LSO. 12 years ago, under its dedicatee Sir Colin Davis, we had the pleasure to premiere this substantial passion, and to record it for LSO Live. At the time it was a  

May 1, 2020

New York Philharmonic / Jaap van Sweden / Mah...

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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The New York Philharmonic with their conductor Jaap van Zweden will be visiting the Barbican Hall for a two-day residency, and we will be with them for a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (the so-called Resurrection Symphony). The LSO observes that the conductor is intensely aware of his illu  

June 14, 2020

LSO / Gilbert / Tippett: A Child of Our Time

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Barbican

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This concert opens with the Walton Viola Concerto (soloist Antoine Tamestit) and the second part is devoted to a performance of Tippett’s “A Child of Our Time”. Alan Gilbert will conduct the LSO with soloists Golda Schultz (soprano), Maya Lahyani (mezzo-soprano) and Stuart Jackson (tenor). The  

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