Residencies leicester

The 2017/18 season is the Philharmonia Orchestra’s 21st as Resident Orchestra at De Montfort Hall in Leicester.

Over two decades the Philharmonia has made a second home in Leicester and we continue to bring the best of our work to the city. Over seven concerts in 2017/18 the Orchestra performs an expansive range of repertoire, featuring music as varied as Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Mahler’s First Symphony with Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Once again the Philharmonia collaborates with both major international artists and emerging talent, as in the opening concert of the season (7 Oct), in which Principal Guest Conductor Jakub Hrůša conducts Smetana’s Má Vlast and three-time Grammy award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn performs Dvořák’s Violin Concerto. Elsewhere Philharmonia at the Movies returns with a romantic film score evening, and the pre-concert talks series offers new perspectives on the music performed.

We remain ever grateful to Leicester City Council and the many supporters – especially our new Principal Partner, De Montfort University – who continue to make possible the work the Philharmonia brings to De Montfort Hall and the city’s wider communities.

De Montfort University is the Principal Partner of the Philharmonia’s De Montfort Hall residency

Wednesday 1 Nov 2017, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor


Esther Yoo violin


Programme to include:

Beethoven Overture, Egmont, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto...


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Saturday 2 Dec 2017, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Krzysztof Urbański conductor


Simon Trpčeski piano


Programme to include:

Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1...


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Wednesday 7 Feb 2018, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Juraj Valčuha conductor


Evgeni Bozhanov piano


Programme to include:

Kodály Dances of Galánta, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3...


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Thursday 8 Mar 2018, 6.15pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Carl Davis in conversation with John Florance. FREE admission 


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Tuesday 10 Apr 2018, 6.15pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Esa-Pekka Salonen in conversation with John Florance. FREE admission. 

Please note this talk will take place in the Garden Suite. 


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Tuesday 10 Apr 2018, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


David Fray piano


Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

Mahler Symphony No. 1


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Tuesday 8 May 2018, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Christoph Altstaedt conductor


Singers from the Glyndebourne Jerwood Young Artists scheme singer


Programme to include:

Wagner Siegfried Idyll, Massenet Cendrillon (arias and excerpts)...


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Orchestra Unwrapped is a concert series for schoolchildren aged 7-11 in Leicester and Basingstoke, expanding to Bedford in 2016/17. The programme offers thousands of children the opportunity to experience...

Orchestra Unwrapped is a major education initiative led by the Philharmonia Orchestra for Leicester and Basingstoke schoolchildren, expanding to Bedford in 2016/17.

RE-RITE, the Philharmonia Orchestra's digital residency, traveled to Leicester in April 2010, transforming the Old Nursery in the city's Museum Walk into the experience of being inside an orchestra while playing Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.