LCO Season 2022-23, Autumn concerts now on sale!

Tickets now on sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the Autumn & Winter concerts in LCO’s 2022-23 Season. Performed in the iconic St John’s Smith Square, bringing together London’s finest orchestral musicians and with the signature LCO post-concert party (there’s even an immersive winter grotto!) – read on for a teaser of what’s on offer, and to book tickets.

We are trialling our new Pay it Forward scheme for the 2022-23 Season. There will be a limited number of £10 tickets on sale for these concerts. These are available for those who are on lower incomes, whatever their circumstances, with no questions asked. There will be an opportunity to make a suggested extra donation of £10 on the night itself, for those who can afford to. With your generosity, an LCO experience can be offered to someone in our community otherwise unable to attend. 

 

A New World

Friday 23 September 2022, 7.30pm, St John’s Smith Square

Dani Howard Fanfare

LCO New 2022 world premieres by :

James Banner, Robert Crehan, Florence Anna Maunders, Alexander Papp, Darius Paymai
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Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, ‘From The New World’

Christopher Warren-Green conductor

You’re invited to an evening of celebration as LCO burst into our new Season, and begin our next century! We welcome Dani Howard to take the baton from Freya Waley-Cohen and start her year as LCO Composer-In-Residence, announced with the dazzling brass of her glorious Fanfare. How exciting to share the experience of five world-first performances written by the 2021-22 LCO New cohort, a mentorship scheme for emerging composers, as they mark the end of the project but the beginning of their next chapter. Finally, Dvorak’s rousing Symphony No. 9  ‘From The New World’. This timeless classic is a mood-board inspired by the vast open spaces of Iowa, celebrating both Black Spirituals and Native American musical traditions. Made famous by a 1973 Hovis advert, you’ll be humming the tune of the beautiful Cor anglais solo all the way home.

The festivities aren’t over when the music stops! Please join LCO for our Season launch party, following the concert – every ticket includes a free drink!


A discount of 20% will automatically be applied for group bookings of 6 or more.
Student tickets £5: Enter LCOSTUDENT5 at checkout

Resilience

Tuesday 18 October 2022, 7.30pm, St John’s Smith Square

Britten Two Portraits for String Orchestra

Lera Auerbach Sogno di Stabat Mater

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Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 in G Minor

Hannah von Wiehler conductor

Sophie Bevan soprano
Julian Close bass

Throughout history, the arts have always provided an escape and an outlet for creativity at times of human suffering, providing relief from challenging struggles. This evening celebrates music reflecting on life’s joys and purpose during trying circumstances. London Chamber Orchestra invite you to hear these works, understanding the context under which they were written (we can now relate to Shostakovich feeling despair and writing in isolation due to a flu pandemic all too-well), where a clear message is portrayed – the arts and music are essential to human existence. The shared experience can continue with LCO’s signature post-concert party. Come and meet some musicians and the LCO team whilst enjoying your free drink – what’s not to like?

 

A discount of 20% will automatically be applied for group bookings of 6 or more.
Student tickets £5: Enter LCOSTUDENT5 at checkout

sound the trumpet

Wednesday 9 November 2022, 7.30pm, St John’s Smith Square

Piazzolla Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra

Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major

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Efrain Oscher Rapsodia Latina (for trumpet and chamber orchestra)

Haydn Symphony No. 97 in C Major

Ellie Fagg director
Lucienne Renaudin Vary trumpet / director

Tonight is a celebration of French “trumpet sensation” Lucienne Renaudin Vary. You’ll hear jubilant brass in South American composer Efrain Oscher’s Rapsodia Latina, in perfect contrast to Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major – surely the most famous piece for trumpet ever written? Piazzolla’s Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra, with its Latin-American themes and dance-infused rhythms, is nestled alongside Haydn’s Symphony No. 97 (fondly nicknamed ‘trumpets and timps’). The transatlantic link continues from the opening concert of LCO’s 2022-23 Season but with a jazz and dance-infused feel alongside the traditional classics. You might find it impossible not to tap your feet to the beat, and the energy will surely continue into our post-concert party – come and enjoy your free drink!

A discount of 20% will automatically be applied for group bookings of 6 or more.
Student tickets £5: Enter LCOSTUDENT5 at checkout

a midwinter’s eve

Wednesday 9 November 2022, 7.30pm, St John’s Smith Square

Craig Leon conductor / director

Una Palliser violin / vocalist
Jos Slovick vocalist

Walk away from the everyday and step into a magical winter wonderland at St John’s Smith Square. With wondrous light installations, delicious food and drink sure to transport you straight to Lapland, and even a chance to listen to LCO’s album A Midwinter’s Eve in 3D sound from inside a snowflake, this is an immersive experience sure to remind you of the child-like wonder and joy of winter! There’ll be performances in the main hall of selected classics from the album, and downstairs in the grotto there’ll be the smells and tastes of winter. Think mince pies, cinnamon and spices – a sensation for all the senses. This will be a winter’s eve event like no other, with magic sure to be around every corner.

This evening is the launch event for LCO’s album A Midwinter’s Eve, re-released in Spatial Audio (Dolby Atmos 3D Sound)

 

A discount of 20% will automatically be applied for group bookings of 6 or more.
Student tickets £5: Enter LCOSTUDENT5 at checkout