Concerts October 2017

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Sunday 1 Oct 2017, 12pm - 7.30pmLevel 2, Royal Festival Hall, London

Take the best seat in the house, on stage in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen, in this free virtual reality experience with the Philharmonia Orchestra. The virtual reality Philharmonia returns for the opening weekend of the 2017/18 Classical Season, and for the Nordic Days weekend.


Sunday 1 Oct 2017, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Soloists include:

Michelle DeYoung, Philharmonia Voices (Ladies), Tiffin Boys' Choir


Mahler Symphony No. 3


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

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Thursday 5 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Matthew Coorey conductor


Laurent Ben Slimane clarinet

Robin O'Neill bassoon


Programme to include:

Daugherty Mermaid Avenue, European premiere Daugherty Walk the Walk, European premiere Daugherty Sing Sing: J. Edgar Hoover...


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17/18
LONDON SEASON

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Thursday 5 Oct 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Denis Kozhukhin piano


Kabalevsky Overture, Colas Breugnon

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)


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17/18
LONDON SEASON

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Saturday 7 Oct 2017, 5.30pm - 10pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Step inside the Philharmonia Orchestra and take the best seat in the house, on stage in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen with our free virtual reality experience The Virtual Orchestra. Put on virtual reality headsets and headphones and be whisked out onto the South bank in London, backstage at


Saturday 7 Oct 2017, 6pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Jakub Hrůša in conversation with John Florance on Smetana's Má Vlast. FREE admission. 

Please note early start time of 6pm. 


Part of
17/18
LEICESTER SEASON

Saturday 7 Oct 2017, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Hilary Hahn violin


Dvořák Violin Concerto in A minor

Smetana Má Vlast


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Sunday 8 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša in conversation with Hannah Nepil on Smetana's Má Vlast. FREE admission


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Sunday 8 Oct 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Hilary Hahn violin


Dvořák Violin Concerto in A minor

Smetana Má Vlast


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Thursday 12 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Series Advisor Martin Sixsmith leads a discussion about Battleship Potemkin with Russian and Soviet Film Studies professor, Philip Cavendish. FREE admission


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Thursday 12 Oct 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Shostakovich Symphonic excerpts to accompany a live screening of Battleship Potemkin


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Saturday 14 Oct 2017, 7pmAll Saints Church, Bedford

Join us for the culmination of this season’s Hear and Now project, the Philharmonia’s flagship major intergenerational community creative project based in the Queens Park area of Bedford. Participants from Fusion Youth Singing, the Tibbs Dementia Foundation’s Music 4 Me


Tuesday 17 Oct 2017, 5.30pm - 10pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

Step inside the Philharmonia Orchestra and take the best seat in the house, on stage in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen with our free virtual reality experience The Virtual Orchestra. Put on virtual reality headsets and headphones and be whisked out onto the South bank in London, backstage at


Tuesday 17 Oct 2017, 6.15pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

Alpesh Chauhan and Elena Urioste in conversation with Erica Buurman. FREE entry, ticket required. 


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17/18
CANTERBURY SEASON

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017, 7.30pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

Alpesh Chauhan conductor


Elena Urioste violin


Copland Fanfare for the Common Man

Korngold Violin Concerto

Dvořák Symphony No. 9, From the New World


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Wednesday 18 Oct 2017, 7.30pmBritten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London

Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque no 1 in G minor

Glazunov Saxophone Quartet op 109

Tchaikovsky Piano trio in A minor op 50


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Thursday 19 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Richard Waters, Karen Stephenson, Richard Birchall, Timothy Rundle


Mozart Oboe Quartet in F Major

Arensky String Quartet No. 2 Op. 35


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Thursday 19 Oct 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Yuri Temirkanov conductor


Elisso Virsaladze piano


Mozart Overture, The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, K467

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


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Friday 20 Oct 2017, 5.30pm - 10pmBedford Corn Exchange, Bedford

Step inside the Philharmonia Orchestra and take the best seat in the house, on stage in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen with our free virtual reality experience The Virtual Orchestra. Put on virtual reality headsets and headphones and be whisked out onto the South bank in London, backstage at


Friday 20 Oct 2017, 6.30pmBedford Corn Exchange, Bedford

Yaroslava Trofymchuk cello

Alix Lagasse violin


Kodály First movement from Sonata in B minor for solo cello, Op. 8

Bach Largo and Allegro Assai from Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005

Halvorsen Passacaglia (after Handel) for violin and cello


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Friday 20 Oct 2017, 7.30pmBedford Corn Exchange, Bedford

Alpesh Chauhan conductor


Elena Urioste violin


Copland Fanfare for the Common Man

Korngold Violin Concerto

Dvořák Symphony No. 9, From the New World


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17/18
BEDFORD SEASON

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Monday 23 Oct 2017, 7.30pmAmaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, London

Programme to include:

Tchaikovsky Les saisons op 37b, Rachmaninov Etudes-tableaux op 39, Scriabin 2 Poèmes op 22...


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Thursday 26 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

An introduction to the evening's programme with broadcaster and Royal College of Music professor, Ivan Hewett. Accompanying the talk, students from the Royal College of Music will perform a selection of chamber works:

Scriabin Two Poèmes, Op. 3


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Thursday 26 Oct 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Kharitonov piano


Kabalevsky Suite, The Comedians, Op. 26

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 (Op. 10)


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Tuesday 31 Oct 2017, 7.30pmBritten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London

Programme to include:

Khait March of the Aviators, Stravinsky Ragtime, Prokofiev Humoresque Scherzo op 12 bis...


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