Residencies leicester

The 2019/20 season is the Philharmonia Orchestra’s 23rd 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. Across eight concerts in 2019/20 the Orchestra performs an expansive range of repertoire, featuring Elim Chan conducting Tchaikovsky’s Little Russian symphony, a family concert celebrating all things Tokyo 2020, and our new Principal Conductor Designate, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conducting Sibelius’s Fifth symphony.

As well as exciting classical concerts, we also have three Insight Talks this season, providing the chance to hear artists in conversation, including Elim Chan, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Gergely Madaras. We are also thrilled to bring our Hear and Now project to Leicester, which is our intergenerational creative music-making community project, bringing people living with dementia and their carers with young musicians. 

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 20 Nov 2019, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Philippe Herreweghe conductor


Thomas Zehetmair violin


Beethoven Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Schubert Symphony No. 5


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Tuesday 14 Jan 2020, 6pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Esa-Pekka Salonen in conversation with John Florance.
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Tuesday 14 Jan 2020, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay violin


Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Stravinsky The Firebird


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Sunday 1 Mar 2020, 2pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Robin O'Neill conductor


Lucy Drever presenter

Angie Newman sign language interpreter



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Sunday 1 Mar 2020, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Alpesh Chauhan conductor


Valentina Lisitsa piano


Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, The Tempest (Op. 18) (Burya)

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms Symphony No. 1


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Wednesday 1 Apr 2020, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor


Daniel Kharitonov piano


Boulanger D'un soir triste

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition


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Friday 1 May 2020, 6pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Gergely Madaras in conversation with John Florance.
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Friday 1 May 2020, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Gergely Madaras conductor


Andrei Ioniță cello


Mendelssohn Overture in C Major

Dvořák Cello Concerto

Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G (Op. 88)


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Friday 22 May 2020, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Nemanja Radulović violin


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Khachaturian Violin Concerto

Sibelius Symphony No. 5


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