London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has unveiled its 2017/18 groups booking brochure which contains details of special rates and benefits for groups.

The forthcoming season, which will take place at the orchestra’s two venues, the Barbican Centre and St Luke’s in London, will include highlights such as Christmas-themed shows and lunchtime concerts. 

2017/18 highlights

In September the orchestra will welcome conductor Sir Simon Rattle for his first season as the orchestra’s musical director. Throughout the coming year visitors will be able to hear him take the London Symphony Orchestra through music which spans the Baroque period to the present day as well as musicals and classical favourites.

There will be various evenings held at the Barbican such as Strauss & Mahler evenings and Mahler’s Ninth, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Groups will also be able to attend evenings with other conductors such as Bernard Haitink conducting Brahms and Beethoven, Sir Elliot Gardiner conducting Schumann, and Michael Tilson Thomas who will conduct Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.

Classical favourites will include Mahler’s Fifth, Elgar Symphonies, and Pictures at an Exhibition.

One off events will include A Choral Christmas on 3rd December and Bernstein: Wonderful Town on 16th December.

There will also be lunchtime BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts at St Luke’s, featuring soloists and smaller ensembles.

Group benefits

Groups of ten or more will receive a 20% discount for booking a single concert and a 30% discount for booking more than one concert.

Larger groups of 20 plus will receive vouchers for free hot drinks, while groups of 40 plus will have the chance to meet with LSO musicians. Groups with 100 members or more are entitled to both, plus a three course dinner including a complimentary meal for the group organiser.

For more information, and to make a group booking, visit

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