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.

Saturday 28 Apr 2018, 7pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

André de Ridder conductor


Philharmonia Voices


Kubrick 2001: A Space Odyssey


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Sunday 29 Apr 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


James Ehnes violin


Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich Symphony No. 4


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Thursday 3 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

David Hill conductor


Soloists include:

Hilary Summers, Simon Ponsford, The Bach Choir


Programme to include:

Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Barber Agnus Dei (no orchestra), Bernstein West Side Story: Symphonic Dances...


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Thursday 10 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Adrian Partington conductor


Soloists include:

Natalie Clein, Eleanor Dennis, Gloucester Choral Society, Oxford Bach Choir


Programme to include:

Parry I was glad, Elgar Cello Concerto, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis...


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Thursday 17 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Ivor Setterfield conductor


Ashley Riches baritone

Barts Choir


Programme to include:

Parry I was glad, Ravel Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2, Respighi Pini di Roma...


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Sunday 20 May 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Charlotte Cox, Yaroslava Trofymchuk, Alix Lagasse, Henrietta Hill, Tomos Xerri, Richard Allen...



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Sunday 20 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Soloists include:

Pekka Kuusisto, David Butt Philip, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Voices, Students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


Prokofiev Seven, they are Seven

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1

Prokofiev Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution


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Monday 21 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Andrew Greenwood conductor


Joseph Calleja tenor


Programme to include:

Verdi Overture, Nabucco, Verdi Celeste Aida', Aida, Verdi O figli, o figli miei!...Ah! la paterna mano', Macbeth...


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Thursday 24 May 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Gergely Madaras conductor


Anu Komsi soprano


Mason Layers of Love

Mason Man Made for soprano and chamber orchestraWorld premiere


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Thursday 24 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Daniele Gatti conductor


Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, Italian

Brahms Symphony No. 2


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Sunday 3 Jun 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Tamás Sándor, Emily Davis, Yukiko Ogura, Richard Birchall, Heidi Krutzen, Laurent Ben Slimane...


Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for Violin and Harp

Debussy Danses Sacrées et Profanes

Martinu Musique de Chambre No. 1


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Sunday 3 Jun 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Paavo Järvi conductor


Denis Kozhukhin piano


Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique


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Thursday 7 Jun 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Anna-Maria Helsing conductor


Leung title to be announcedWorld premiere

Waley-Cohen title to be announcedWorld premiere

Birman title to be announcedWorld premiere


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Thursday 7 Jun 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor


Arabella Steinbacher violin


Haydn Symphony No. 12

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, K219

Beethoven Symphony No. 5


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Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Han-Na Chang conductor


Sunwook Kim piano


Rossini Overture, William Tell

Grieg Piano Concerto

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor


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Thursday 28 Jun 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley on Schoenberg's Gurrelieder. FREE admission 


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Thursday 28 Jun 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Soloists include:

Alwyn Mellor, Michelle DeYoung, Robert Dean Smith, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, David Soar, Barbara Sukowa...


Schoenberg Gurrelieder


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Thursday 27 Sep 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Camilla Nylund soprano


Wagner Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death and Funeral March

Schoenberg Erwartung

Bruckner Symphony No. 6


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Sunday 30 Sep 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Wagner Prelude and Liebestod, Tristan und Isolde

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht

Bruckner Symphony No. 7


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Sunday 28 Oct 2018, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Rafael Payare conductor


Alexander Gavrylyuk piano


Brahms Academic Festival Overture

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Sibelius Symphony No. 2


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Thursday 1 Nov 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Edward Gardner conductor


Leif Ove Andsnes piano


Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Strauss Ein Heldenleben


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Sunday 4 Nov 2018, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Lahav Shani conductor


Francesco Piemontesi piano


Weber Overture, Oberon

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Brahms Symphony No. 1


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Thursday 15 Nov 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

John Wilson conductor


Louis Schwizgebel piano


Bennett Celebration

Gershwin Piano Concerto

Walton Symphony No. 1


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Thursday 22 Nov 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Simon Trpčeski piano


Kabelac The Mystery of Time

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2

Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op.46


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Thursday 29 Nov 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Long Yu conductor


Jian Wang cello


Glazunov Autumn' from The Seasons

Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme (Op. 33)

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor


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Thursday 6 Dec 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Sophie Bevan soprano


Strauss Suite, Der Rosenkavalier

Strauss Four Last Songs

Strauss An Alpine Symphony


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Sunday 9 Dec 2018, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Piotr Anderszewski piano


Mendelssohn Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24, K491

Elgar Enigma Variations


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Thursday 13 Dec 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Stephen Cleobury conductor


Choir Of King's College, Cambridge choir



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Sunday 16 Dec 2018, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Pete Harrison conductor



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Sunday 20 Jan 2019, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Martyn Brabbins conductor


Laurent Ben Slimane bass clarinet


Programme to include:

Elgar Introduction and Allegro, Geoffrey Gordon Prometheus, Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis...


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Thursday 24 Jan 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Alice Sara Ott piano


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Ravel La valse, Ravel Piano Concerto in G, Sibelius Valse triste...


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Sunday 3 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Paavo Järvi conductor


Radu Lupu


Beethoven Overture, Coriolan

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2


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Thursday 7 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Peter Eötvös conductor


Iveta Apkalna organ

László Fassang organ


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Schoenberg Accompaniment to an Imaginary Film Scene, Bartók Dance Suite, Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements...


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Thursday 14 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Christian Schumann conductor


Anna Fedorova piano


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Verdi Prelude to Act I, La traviata, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2, Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet...


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Sunday 17 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Denis Kozhukhin piano


Kodály Dances of Galánta

Grieg Piano Concerto

Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op.72


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Thursday 21 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Philippe Herreweghe conductor


Bertrand Chamayou piano


Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23, K488

Mozart Symphony No. 41, Jupiter, K551


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Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Truls Mørk cello


Sibelius The Oceanides

Salonen Cello Concerto

Bartók Concerto For Orchestra


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Thursday 28 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Marianne Crebassa mezzo soprano


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Debussy Iberia, Berio Folk Songs, Donatoni ESA (In cauda V)...


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Sunday 24 Mar 2019, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Douglas Boyd conductor


Jonathan Biss piano


Mozart Overture, The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17, K453

Schubert Symphony No. 9, The Great


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Sunday 31 Mar 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Xian Zhang conductor


Alina Pogostkina violin


Brahms Violin Concerto

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5


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Thursday 4 Apr 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Yuri Temirkanov conductor


Denis Matsuev piano


Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, Leningrad


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Thursday 11 Apr 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Herbert Blomstedt conductor


Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique


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Sunday 14 Apr 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Herbert Blomstedt conductor


Mozart Symphony No. 40, K550

Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica


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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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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, 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


Adams The Chairman Dances

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)


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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, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Audra McDonald mezzo soprano



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Thursday 13 Jun 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Huppertz METROPOLIS: film screening with live orchestral accompaniment


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A short film about Play On, a unique project bringing together pupils and staff from Hounslow and Kingston music services and musicians from the Philharmonia Orchestra which culminated in a performance on 12 June 2012 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Ce