OFFER: THE LSO PLAYS TIPPETT

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Sir Michael Tippett (left), Britain's leading living composer, is 90 this year. His lifetime's work will be celebrated in the "Tippett: Visions of Paradise" festival in London, featuring the London Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera and t he London Sinfonietta. The LSO, conducted by Sir Colin Davies, will perform six concerts of Tippett's work at the Barbican. The series runs from 5-26 Feb, opening with the well-known oratorio A Child of Our Time, then featuring the world premiere of The

Rose Lake, and concluding with the rarely performed The Mask of Time. The LSO is offering IoS readers good seats at a special price: the best available seats in the circle for just £10 (tickets are usually priced from £14 to £30).

The six concerts to which the offer applies are: Sunday 5 Feb Mozart: Concerto for two pianos; Tippett: A Child of our Time. Sunday 12 Tippett: Triple Concerto; Elgar: Symphony No 1. Thursday 16 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4; Tippett: Symphony No 3. Sunday 19 Tippett: Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Tippett: The Rose Lake (world premiere); Debussy: Le Mer. Thursday 23 Stravinsky: Violin Concerto; Sibelius: Symphony No 7; Tippett: Symphony No 4. Sunday 26 Tippett: The Mask of Time.

All concerts are in the Barbican Hall and start at 7.30pm. To get your tickets, ring the Barbican box office (open 9am-8pm every day) on 071-638 8891 and mention the "Independent on Sunday offer". The offer is subject to availability.

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