Welcome to the LSO’s 2021/22 Autumn Season at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s.  Listed below are the concert programmes for the first month of the autumn period, there are some slight changes in the all British opening concert programme on 12 September. The LSO and LSC will present two movements of Julian Anderson’s new choral work – Exiles, the work is complete; however the LSC have not had sufficient time to learn this complex work due to the regulations that prohibited choirs from gathering to sing until recently. The LSO and LSC will revisit the piece in January 2022.

Simon Rattle will then conduct the UK premiere of Ondřej Adámek’s Where are you? with Magdalena Kožená as guest mezzo-soprano on Thursday 16 September at 7pm. Next on Sunday 19 September he explores Bruckner’s 4th Symphony.  He loves this symphony, and he’s aware, too, that Bruckner’s inspiration burned so brightly that he ended up with more ideas than he could actually use. ‘There is much wonderful music which remains almost entirely unplayed’ he says, and in the first half of this concert he explores some of the music that didn’t make the final cut. After the interval the orchestra will play the entire symphony.

The first October Rattle concert introduces violist Antoine Tamestit who is in residence over the following month, with Daniel Harding making a welcome return to conduct the LSO on Sunday 10 October.

Autumn 2021 Season

Barbican Hall

Sun 12 Sep 2021 7.00pm – 8.45pm

Tippett Praeludium
Remember not, Lord, our offences
Julian Anderson
 Le 3 mai and Tsiyon from ‘Exiles’ (world premiere) * †
Judith Weir Natural History †
Vaughan Williams A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3) †
Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise ‡

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano †
Robert Jordan bagpipes ‡
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

* Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Wed 15 Sep 2021 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Beethoven Symphony No 6, ‘Pastoral’

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

Thu 16 Sep 2021 7.00pm – 8.45pm

Ondřej Adámek Where are you? (UK premiere)*
Beethoven Symphony No 6, ‘Pastoral’

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
London Symphony Orchestra

* Composed for Musica Viva / Bayerischer Rundfunk and the London Symphony Orchestra, supported by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

Sun 19 Sep 2021 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Bruckner Discarded Scherzo (1876) and Discarded Finale, ‘Volksfest’ (1878) from Symphony No 4, ed Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs
Bruckner Symphony No 4, ‘Romantic’ (1878–81), ed Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs*

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

* World premiere of new edition by Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs, Anton Bruckner Urtext Gesamtausgabe, Vienna 2021

Wed 6 Oct 2021 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Martinů Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Shostakovich Symphony No 1

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestr

Sun 10 Oct 2021 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1
Dvořák The Wild Dove

Daniel Harding conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
London Symphony Orchestra

LSO St Luke’s

Fri 17 Sep 2021 1.00pm – 2.00pm

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Joseph Haydn Sonata in D No 39, Hob XVI/24
Muzio Clementi 
Sonata in A major, Op 50 No 1
Franz Liszt 
Grosses Konzert solo – concerto pathétique

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

Fri 17 Sep 2021 6.00pm – 7.15pm

BBC Radio 3 Drivetime Concert

Joseph Haydn O Tuneful Voice; The Spirit’s Song; The Sailor’s Song; Ein kleines Haus; Geistliches Lied; Das Leben ist ein Traum
Johann Nepomuk Hummel 
Loyalty of the Highlanders to their Prince; Despondency on the Return of Spring; The Peasant Courting his Lass
Franz Schubert 
Die Sterne; Jägers Liebeslied; Wandrers Nachtlied; Fischerweise

Ashley Riches baritone
Joseph Middleton piano

Fri 24 Sep 2021 1.00pm – 2.15pm

Ludwig van Beethoven Horn Sonata in F major, Op 17

Mark Simpson ECHO Commission (world premiere)

Robert Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A-flat

Jane Vignery Sonata for Horn and Piano, Op 7

Ben Goldscheider french horn

Tom Poster piano

Fri 1 Oct 2021 1.00pm – 2.15pm

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Joseph Haydn Piano Trio in A major, Hob 15/9
Franz Schubert Notturno
Erich Wolfgang Korngold Piano Trio in D major

Trio Karenine

Fri 1 Oct 2021 6.00pm – 7.15pm

BBC Radio 3 Drivetime Concert

Joseph Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No 2, ‘Fifths’
Ludwig van Beethoven
 String Quartet No 1

Aris String Quartet

Sat 2 Oct 2021 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Liszt Variations on a theme by Bach
Debussy Images Book 1
Grainter/Strauss Ramble on the love duet from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’
Albéniz El Albaicin from ‘Iberia’
Gershwin/Wild Fantasy on ‘Porgy and Bess’

Martin Jones piano

Fri 8 Oct 2021 1.00pm – 2.15pm

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Antoine Tamestit & Friends

Programme to include:
Tristan Murail C’est un jardin secret…
Bruno Mantovani Moi, Jeu
Elliott Carter Figments IV & V
Bethan Morgan-Williams Dog in the Moon (World Premiere)
Luciano Berio Naturale for viola, percussion and tape

Antoine Tamestit viola 
Colin Currie percussion