LSO St Luke’s

Due to travel restrictions François-Xavier Roth was unable to come to London this week for the concert on Wednesday 25 November at LSO St.Luke’s.  We were delighted to welcome Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla in his place making her conducting debut with the LSO.

She conducted a programme of:

Bizet arr. Shchedrin Carmen Suite

Weinberg Symphony No 2 op. 30

This concert will be available to watch on from 6 December and pay to view on Takt1 from mid-December.

·       Barbican Beethoven/Stravinsky series

We were hopeful that, following the second lockdown, the Beethoven Piano Concerto concerts scheduled between 3 and 9 December could still take place. However, with the uncertainty caused by travel quarantine requirements and ongoing government restrictions, we regret that the concerts on 3, 6 and 9 December are sadly now no longer able to take place at the Barbican.

We understand that our audience members were eagerly looking forward to these performances, and that many had already re-booked from previous dates. We have been making every effort to find a way for these concerts to go ahead in the Barbican, but current circumstances have prevented us.

As with all of our current activities, this series of concerts was conceived for both live performance and broadcast, and we have made the decision to move the project to LSO St Luke’s on 5, 9, 13, 15 December to allow us the opportunity to reach a wide audience through streaming.

NB. However, the LSO will hold concert performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 4 with Krystian Zimerman at 3.30 and 6.30pm at the Barbican on Wednesday 16 December and as originally planned the full marathon of Beethoven piano concertos at 6.00pm on Thursday 17 December.

December listings

LSO St Luke’s

Saturday December 5 at 5.30pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto 1 & 3

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle

Piano Krystian Zimerman

Wednesday December 9 at 5.30pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto 2 & 4

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle

Piano Krystian Zimerman

Sunday December 13 at 5.30pm

Stravinsky Apollon

Beethoven Piano Concerto 5 

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle

Piano Krystian Zimerman

Tues 15 December at 5.30pm




Symphony of Winds

Norwegian Moods 

Suite No 1

Suite No 2  

Barbican Hall

Wed 16 December at 3.30pm & 6.30pm

Beethoven Piano Concerto 1 & 4

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle

Piano Krystian Zimerman

Thurs 17 December at 6.00pm

Beethoven Piano Concertos 1 – 5

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle

Piano Krystian Zimerman