COVID-19 update: We have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all Philharmonia Orchestra concerts and performances up to 18 April 2020.
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2019/20 London Season

“Electrifying events unsurpassed on the London concert scene”
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Portrait of Yukiko Ogura
Small-ensemble performance

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Viola takeover

Performers include:
Yukiko Ogura – viola
Nicholas Bootiman – viola
William Bender – viola
Sylvain Séailles – viola

  • Bowen Fantasy for Four Violas, Op.41
  • Bach Chaconne in D minor, BWV. 1004 arr. for four violas by Ichiro Nodaira
  • Schubert Der Erlkönig arr. for eight violas by Max Baillie
  • Jacob Suite for Eight Violas
Royal Festival Hall

Pablo Heras-Casado

Heras-Casado conducts Russian Classics

Pablo Heras-Casado – conductor
Daniel Kharitonov – piano

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol
  • Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Mussorgsky orch. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition
Royal Festival Hall

More info Cancelled
Zhang ZuoPhoto: Marco Borggreve

Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Paavo Järvi – conductor
Zhang Zuo – piano

  • Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Mahler Symphony No. 5
Royal Festival Hall

Steven Isserlis, credit Satoshi Aoyagi

Fantasy and Fairytales

Jakub Hrůša – conductor
Steven Isserlis – cello

  • Mussorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain
  • Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No. 2
  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Royal Festival Hall

A musician playing the harp
Small-ensemble performance

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Music for Strings and Harp

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay – violin
Fiona Cornall – violin
Nicholas Bootiman – viola
Deirdre Cooper – cello
Heidi Krutzen – harp

  • Bax Quintet for Harp and Strings
  • R. Murray Schafer Theseus for Harp and String Quartet
Royal Festival Hall

More info No ticket required
Portrait of Xian Zhang

Mahler: The Song of the Earth

Xian Zhang – conductor
Claudia Mahnke – mezzo soprano
Andreas Schager – tenor

  • Mozart Symphony No. 25, K.183
  • Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Royal Festival Hall

Philharmonia chamber players
Small-ensemble performance

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Debussy and Webern

Eunsley Park – violin
Emma Oldfield – violin
William Bender – viola
Yaroslava Trofymchuk – cello

  • Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
  • Webern Langsamer Satz
Royal Festival Hall

More info No ticket required
Alexander Gavrylyuk

Tchaikovsky's Pathétique Symphony

Juraj Valčuha – conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk – piano

  • Glazunov Concert Waltz No. 1
  • Grieg Piano Concerto
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Pathétique
Royal Festival Hall

A photo of percussionist Colin Currie
Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Colin Currie

Michael Francis – conductor
Colin Currie – percussion

  • Philippe Hurel Quatre Variations for vibraphone and ensemble
  • Luke Bedford Staggered Nocturne
Royal Festival Hall

More info No ticket required
Joana Carneiro

American Romantics: Barber, Copland and Bernstein

Joana Carneiro – conductor
Esther Yoo – violin

  • Steven Stucky Radical Light
  • Barber Violin Concerto
  • Copland Appalachian Spring Suite
  • Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Royal Festival Hall


Rouvali conducts Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Nemanja Radulovic – violin

  • Kodály Háry János Suite
  • Khachaturian Violin Concerto
  • Sibelius Symphony No. 5
Royal Festival Hall

Ralph Fiennes in The English Patient
Live screening

The English Patient Live

Ludwig Wicki – conductor
Eleanor Grant – soprano

  • Yared The English Patient
Royal Festival Hall

Photo of a member of the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme
Small-ensemble performance

Philharmonia MMSF Young Artists Recital

Members of the Philharmonia’s MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme

Programme to include:
Works for chamber ensemble

Royal Festival Hall

More info No ticket required
Esa-Pekka Salonen, credit Camilla Greenwell

Mahler: Song of Lamentation

Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
Rebeca Olvera – soprano
Alwyn Mellor – soprano
Rebecca Nelsen – soprano
Wallis Giunta – mezzo soprano
Ed Lyon – tenor
Roderick Williams – baritone
Philharmonia Voices

  • Mozart Der Schauspieldirektor
  • Mahler Das klagende Lied (original version 1880)
Royal Festival Hall