Sir Simon Rattle will begin his third season with the acclaimed orchestra on September 14 2019.
There will be solo ensembles from some of the fine alumni of the LSO and boasts a 120 musician orchestra in some of the conductors work. The running theme will include aspirations of the late twentieth century. It will include pieces from Tilson Thomas, Auerbach and many others.
In early 2020 the LSO, in conjunction with the Barbican, will pay homage to Beethoven with his Symphony No 7. This special performance will take place on Beethoven´s 250th anniversary. It will also include the Ninth Symphony and Christ on the Mount of Olives. Furthermore with respect to Beethoven, acclaimed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Violin Concerto in May 2020.
For a five day period the orchestra will celebrate the 50th anniversary with conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas. He conducts Berlioz’ drama-in-music Romeo and Juliet. On the 13th of November he will present his first Half Six Fix concert with Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony. He will also include Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, and an original composition of his own.
Possibly the most anticipated part of this season is its new music. The three new works will be composed by alumni of the LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme. The Barbican commissioned Emily Howard for the opening of the season. A piece by Sophya Polevaya will have its premiere on 19 December. Then on 27th of February Elim Chan conducts a new work by James Hoyle. In 2020 the LSO and François-Xavier Roth will perform new work by eight artists. This will hopefully provide in the future new media content for the home as well.