Residencies southbank centre

The Philharmonia Orchestra presents a full season of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall each season, our home since 1996.

The London Season encompasse major projects with our Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen; Sunday matinees; Philharmonia at the Movies; and free pre-evening concert series Music of Today and the Philharmonia Chamber Players.

Friday 26 Apr 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Hilary Davan Wetton conductor


Thomas Gould violin

Alan Titchmarsh presenter

City of London Choir choir


Programme to include:

Walton Crown Imperial, Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden, Parry Blest Pair of Sirens...


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Sunday 28 Apr 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Esther Yoo violin


Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Ludmila

Glazunov Violin Concerto in A minor (Op. 82)

Shostakovich Symphony No. 10


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Tuesday 7 May 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Neil Ferris conductor


Soloists include:

Martin James Bartlett, Kate Royal, Roderick Williams, Wimbledon Choral Society


Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs

Ravel Piano Concerto in G

McDowall Da Vinci Requiem


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Friday 10 May 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Andrew Nethsingha conductor


Soloists include:

Federico Colli, Louise Alder, Anthony Gregory, Nicholas Lester, London Philharmonic Choir, City of Birmingham Choir...


Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Ludmila

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2

Orff Carmina Burana


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Saturday 11 May 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Paavo Järvi conductor


Viktoria Mullova violin


Beethoven Overture, Egmont

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


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Thursday 16 May 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Rebecca Chan, Eugene Lee, William Bender, Ella Rundle


Schubert Quartettsatz No. 12 in C minor, D.703

Mendelssohn String Quartet in F Minor


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Thursday 16 May 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Karen Gomyo violin


Schubert Symphony No. 8, Unfinished

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Brahms Symphony No. 3


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Thursday 30 May 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Pekka Kuusisto violin


John Adams The Chairman Dances

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)


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Sunday 2 Jun 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Geoffrey Paterson conductor


Chia-Ying Lin Rubato

Alex Woolf Octet for mixed ensemble

Benjamin Ashby Some Mad Ideas


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Sunday 2 Jun 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor


Nicola Benedetti violin


Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides

Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4


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Sunday 9 Jun 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Introducing the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis, series advisor Gavin Plumley talks to writer and broadcaster Philipp Blom, author of Fracture: Life and Culture in the West 1918–1938, about the Weimar Republic and its enduring


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Sunday 9 Jun 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Angela Denoke soprano


Programme to include:

Berg Three Pieces from “Wozzeck”, Hindemith Concerto for Orchestra, Weill Suite from Threepenny Opera...


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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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Thursday 13 Jun 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Frank Strobel conductor


Huppertz METROPOLIS: film screening with live orchestral accompaniment


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Thursday 26 Sep 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Gavin Plumley is joined by violinist Christian Tetzlaff for a musically-illustrated exploration of Alban Berg's Violin Concerto. 

 


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Thursday 26 Sep 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Christian Tetzlaff violin


Programme to include:

Hindemith Rag Time (well-tempered), Bach arr. Schoenberg Two Chorale Preludes, Berg Violin Concerto...


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Sunday 29 Sep 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Christian Tetzlaff violin

Rebecca Nelsen soprano


Programme to include:

Busoni Two Studies for Doktor Faust, Weill Concerto for Violin, Wind Orchestra and Double Bass, Berg Lulu Suite...


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Sunday 13 Oct 2019, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Clemens Schuldt conductor


Augustin Hadelich violin


Schumann Overture, Manfred

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Beethoven Symphony No. 7


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Thursday 17 Oct 2019, 8pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

David Hill conductor


The Bach Choir choir

Raphael Wallfisch cello

Duncan Rock baritone


Programme to include:

Panufnik Four Choral Seasons, Bloch Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody, Debussy La mer...


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Sunday 20 Oct 2019, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor


Tamara Stefanovich piano


Brahms Academic Festival Overture

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27, K595

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Scottish


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Thursday 24 Oct 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Elim Chan conductor


Sol Gabetta cello


Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2, Little Russian


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Sunday 3 Nov 2019, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Nikolai Lugansky piano


Stravinsky Fireworks

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake, excerpts


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Thursday 7 Nov 2019, 7pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Frank Strobel conductor


Crouch End Festival Chorus choir


Walton Henry V


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Thursday 14 Nov 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor


Denis Kozhukhin piano


Programme to include:

Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole, Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, Boulanger D'un soir triste...


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Thursday 21 Nov 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Philippe Herreweghe conductor


Thomas Zehetmair violin


Beethoven Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Schubert Symphony No. 5


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Thursday 28 Nov 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Pascal Rophé conductor


Claire Booth soprano


Augusta Read Thomas Selene (Moon Chariot Rituals)

Augusta Read Thomas Of Being is a Bird (Emily Dickinson settings)


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Thursday 28 Nov 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Sayaka Shoji violin


Grieg Holberg Suite

Brahms Violin Concerto

Dvořák Symphony No. 9, From the New World


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Sunday 8 Dec 2019, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Martin Helmchen piano


Richard Strauss Don Juan

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22, K.482

Beethoven Symphony No. 4


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Thursday 12 Dec 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Brian Wright conductor


Soloists include:

Julia Doyle, Renata Pokupić, Benjamin Hulett, David Shipley, Goldsmiths Choral Union, Highgate Choral Society...


Handel Messiah


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Sunday 15 Dec 2019, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

David Hill conductor


Mary Bevan soprano

The Bach Choir


Programme to include:

Adam O Holy Night, Darke In the bleak mid-winter, Rutter The Twelve Days of Christmas...


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Thursday 16 Jan 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Richard Watkins horn

Allan Clayton tenor


Programme to include:

Weber Overture, Der Freischütz, Turnage Horn Concerto (world premiere), Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings...


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Sunday 19 Jan 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Tom Blomfield oboe


Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 6

Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto

Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements


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Sunday 9 Feb 2020, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Behzod Abduraimov piano


Borodin Overture, Prince Igor

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2

Prokofiev Symphony No. 5


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Thursday 13 Feb 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Lahav Shani conductor


Kirill Gerstein piano


Prokofiev Overture, War and Peace

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)


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Thursday 20 Feb 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Joélle Harvey soprano

Jennifer Johnston mezzo soprano

Philharmonia Chorus choir


Mahler Symphony No. 2, Resurrection


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Sunday 23 Feb 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Yuri Temirkanov conductor


Emmanuel Tjeknavorian violin


Sibelius Violin Concerto

Brahms Symphony No. 4


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Thursday 27 Feb 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

John Wilson conductor


Leonidas Kavakos violin


Barber First Essay

Korngold Violin Concerto

Elgar Symphony No. 3 (completed by Anthony Payne)


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Thursday 5 Mar 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Roland Kluttig conductor


Nicolas Hodges piano


Xenakis Evryali (for solo piano)

Aribert Reimann Piano Concerto No.2


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Thursday 5 Mar 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Sir George Benjamin conductor


Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

Bejun Mehta tenor


Programme to include:

Oliver Knussen Choral, Messiaen Le merle bleu from Catalogue d'oiseaux for solo piano, Benjamin Duet for piano and orchestra...


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Sunday 15 Mar 2020, 2pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Soloists include:

Andreas Haefliger, Golda Schultz, Clare Presland, Stuart Jackson, Ashley Riches, Philharmonia Voices...


Programme to include:

Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, Beethoven Concert aria, Ah! Perfido!, Beethoven Mass in C: Gloria...


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Thursday 19 Mar 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Lise Davidsen soprano


Mahler Blumine

Mahler Humoresken (Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Schumann Symphony No. 3, Rhenish


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Thursday 2 Apr 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor


Daniel Kharitonov piano


Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition


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Sunday 19 Apr 2020, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Paavo Järvi conductor


Zhang Zuo piano


Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2

Mahler Symphony No. 5


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Sunday 26 Apr 2020, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Steven Isserlis cello


Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain

Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No. 2

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


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Thursday 30 Apr 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Xian Zhang conductor


Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo soprano

Andreas Schager tenor


Mozart Symphony No. 25, K.183

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde


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Sunday 10 May 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Juraj Valčuha conductor


Alexander Gavrylyuk piano


Glazunov Concert Waltz No. 1

Grieg Piano Concerto

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


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Thursday 14 May 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Michael Francis conductor


Colin Currie percussion


Philippe Hurel Quatre Variations for vibraphone and ensemble

Bedford New work


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Thursday 14 May 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Joana Carneiro conductor


Esther Yoo violin


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Steven Stucky Radical Light, Barber Violin Concerto, Copland Appalachian Spring Suite...


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Thursday 21 May 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Nemanja Radulovic violin


Kodály Háry János Suite

Khachaturian Violin Concerto

Sibelius Symphony No. 5


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Friday 5 Jun 2020, 7pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Ludwig Wicki conductor


Eleanor Grant soprano


Yared The English Patient


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Thursday 11 Jun 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


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Olena Tokar, Rebecca Nelsen, Wallis Giunta, Ed Lyon, Roderick Williams, Philharmonia Voices


Mozart Der Schauspieldirektor

Mahler Das klagende Lied


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