Residencies leicester

2016/17 marks the Philharmonia Orchestra's 20th Anniversary 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 2016/17 the Orchestra performs an expansive range of repertoire. Appropriately for a venue in the heart of the country, English music features strongly across two concerts (30 Nov and 22 Apr) with pieces by Vaughan Williams, Walton, Elgar and Holst.

Once again the Philharmonia collaborates with both major international artists and emerging talent, as in the opening concert of the season (18 Oct), in which Ben Gernon conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and young Armenian virtuoso violinist Sergey Khachatryan performs Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. Elsewhere Philharmonia at the Movies returns with a John Barry evening and 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

Leicester: Smetana, Má Vlast

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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17/18
LEICESTER SEASON

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Leicester: Brahms & Tchaikovsky

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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17/18
LEICESTER SEASON

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Leicester: Romeo & Juliet

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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17/18
LEICESTER SEASON

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Leicester: Bartók meets Beethoven

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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17/18
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Leicester: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mahler 1

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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17/18
LEICESTER SEASON

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Leicester: Passion & Poetry

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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17/18
LEICESTER SEASON

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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.