London Symphony Orchestra Living Music
Group Booking for Londonâ€™s Symphony Orchestra 20% discount on tickets & other exclusive benefits
September 2016 to July 2017 lso.co.uk/groups | 020 7382 7211
A warm welcome to the LSO
The experience of hearing an orchestra like the LSO perform is one that will stay with you, whether you’re a classical music enthusiast or stepping foot in a concert hall for the first time. There’s no substitute for seeing and hearing it all take place right in front of you – witnessing the passion and skill of the musicians up-close, soaking up the atmosphere, and immersing yourself in some amazing music.
You’ll find out more by reading through this brochure. If you have any questions, or would like to request a full list of this season’s concerts, you can find my details below. For booking details, turn to page 8.
At the LSO, we love seeing people come together to share in this memorable experience – and we hope that you’ll join us. Groups receive a warm welcome at our concerts: our tickets are great value, the booking process is simple, and our home in the capital – the Barbican Centre – is easy to reach.
Fiona Dinsdale Marketing & Audience Development Manager
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Our Concerts The London Symphony Orchestra performs over 50 concerts every year at the Barbican Centre. Each one is different, so there’s something to suit all tastes, and you’ll always find your favourite composers and performers. Most performances start at 7.30pm on a weekday, or 7pm on a Sunday, and last for approximately two hours, including a 20-minute interval. If your group would prefer a daytime concert or a workshop, turn to page 6 to see what’s on offer at our venue LSO St Luke’s. Visit lso.co.uk/whats-on for full listings.
Highlights for Groups CHORAL MASTERWORKS Dramatic, vivid music brought to life by the power of the voice. Sun 18 & Tue 20 Sep 2016 Wed 21 Dec 2016 Verdi’s iconic Requiem Christmas songs, audience carols and a stage filled with over 300 singers
GREAT CONDUCTORS Revelatory performances led by the world’s most revered conductors. Thu 10 Nov 2016 André Previn conducts Dvorˇák
Sun 28 May 2017 An evening of Bruckner with Bernard Haitink
Thu 19 Jan 2017 Mahler’s epic Sixth Symphony with Sir Simon Rattle
CLASSIC CONCERTOS Musical showpieces that never lose their ability to enthral. Sun 16 & Thu 20 Oct 2016 Sun 12 Mar 2017 Mendelssohn Brahms Violin Concerto Violin Concerto Thu 26 Jan 2017 Brahms Piano Concerto No 1
STAR SOLOISTS Some of the world’s leading pianists take a starring role. Thu 1 Jun 2017 Mitsuko Uchida plays Beethoven
Tue 11 & Wed 12 Jul 2017 Lang Lang plays Bartók
The sounds of classic film soundtracks, from Superman to Star Wars. Sat 26 Nov 2016 The Best of John Williams
Thu 8 Jun 2017 Yuja Wang plays Brahms
Your Group’s Visit We want your group’s visit to be as enjoyable and straightforward as possible, so we offer a range of exclusive discounts and benefits to parties of ten or more, plus a simple booking process. ALL GROUPS OF 10+ RECEIVE 20% discount on standard tickets *
And, if original ticket price is £20 per person or more …
Obligation-free reservations, with no payment required until four weeks before the concert
GROUPS OF 20+ RECEIVE
Dedicated booking hotline (020 7382 7211)
GROUPS OF 40+ RECEIVE
Your group’s name in the concert programme Free programmes Priority booking period every January
* Group discount is not available for the LSO concerts at the Barbican on 14 Jan, 15 Jan and 8 Feb 2017. The discount cannot be used online, and cannot be combined with any other discounts. † Subject to availability.
Vouchers for free hot drinks
A pair of free tickets for the concert Vouchers for free hot drinks OR The chance to meet LSO musicians at a private interval reception †
GROUPS OF 100+ RECEIVE All of the above, plus a complimentary three-course meal for the group organiser (on a night of their choice)
Turn to page 8 for booking info DELVE INTO MUSIC
Try Something Different 6
Spend the day getting to know more about music and composers at an LSO Discovery Day. lso.co.uk/discoverydays
OUR VENUES Barbican Centre Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
LSO St Luke’s 161 Old Street, EC1V 9NG
Coaches can set down and collect
Food and Drink
passengers directly outside the Barbican.
The Barbican has a range of on-site eateries that provide
Coach parking is available off-site. For more
everything from sandwiches, salads, pizza and cakes
details, phone the Group Booking hotline
(Barbican Kitchen) to high-quality Italian cooking
on 020 7382 7211.
(Osteria). There are also foyer bars and cafés serving drinks, light snacks and ice creams in the concert intervals.
The nearest Underground stations are Barbican, Moorgate, Old Street and
The LSO St Luke’s Café, serving drinks, sandwiches,
hot food, snacks and cakes, is open before and after BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts.
Nearby Rail Stations are Moorgate, Liverpool Street and Farringdon.
Access The Barbican and LSO St Luke’s are fully accessible,
The Barbican has four Car Parks, with spaces
with step-free access, lifts, induction loops or
that can be booked in advance.
personal receivers, and seats for wheelchair users and their companions. lso.co.uk/your-visit/access
LUNCHTIMES AT LSO ST LUKE’S If your group prefer daytime trips, try a BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert at our venue LSO St Luke’s. These intimate chamber music recitals start at 1pm. lso.co.uk/lunchtimeconcerts
GET INVOLVED Our Singing Days at LSO St Luke’s offer the chance for people to raise their voices together and get to grips with classic choral works. lso.co.uk/singingdays Part of LSO Sing, which is generously supported by Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement and The John S Cohen Foundation.
Make a Booking Groups can reserve seats without payment until four weeks prior to the concert, allowing you to amend numbers or cancel entirely if necessary. CONCERTS AT THE BARBICAN Standard tickets to LSO concerts at the Barbican cost £8, £14.40, £19.20, £24 or £33.60 per person with group discount included, or £25 to £75 on 14 & 15 January 2017. BBC RADIO 3 LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Tickets to BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts at LSO St Luke’s cost £9.60 per person with group discount included. Photography Igor Emmerich, Kevin Leighton
020 7382 7211 firstname.lastname@example.org Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm
LSO DISCOVERY DAYS & SINGING DAYS Tickets to LSO Discovery Days and Singing Days cost £16 per person with group discount included (£15 concessions). PRIORITY BOOKING Groups receive an exclusive priority booking period each January, when the new season goes on sale. Email email@example.com to be added to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new events when they’re announced.