Music Of Today

Get closer to contemporary classical music in the Philharmonia's Music of Today series. This season, join us as we dive into the sound of the 21st century, with live film screenings, beatboxing flute, a showcase of the Chinese sheng, and much more. Hear us live across all Southbank Centre's venues - at Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Clore Ballroom, and Royal Festival Hall.

Unsuk Chin

Unsuk Chin is the Artistic Director of our Music of Today series.

Unsuk Chin was born in 1961 in Seoul, South Korea.  She studied with Sukhi Kang in Seoul and with György Ligeti in Hamburg, and she has lived in Germany since 1985. Her music has attracted international conductors including Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kent... Read More

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The Philharmonia Orchestra gratefully acknowledges Esa-Pekka Salonen’s support of Music of Today

Upcoming Concerts

Friday 5 Apr 2019, 6pmQueen Elizabeth Hall, London

Jonathan Stockhammer conductor

Wu Wei sheng

Jukka Tiensuu Hehkuu for sheng and ensembleUK premiere

Guoping Jia The Wind Sounds in the Sky for sheng, cello & percussion

Ondřej Adámek Lost Prayer Book for sheng and ensembleUK premiere

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Sunday 2 Jun 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Geoffrey Paterson conductor

Chia-Ying Lin New work

Alex Woolf New work

Benjamin Ashby New work

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Thursday 13 Jun 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Titus Engel conductor

Martin Smolka Hats in the SkyUK premiere

Martin Smolka En tractantUK premiere

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