2022/23 London Season

Welcome to the first half of our 2022/23 London season at the Southbank Centre.

Our Principal Conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, kicks things off with two Mahler symphonies. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is our Featured Artist, and Anna Clyne is our Featured Composer. Conductors Jordan de Souza and Tabita Berglund make their Royal Festival Hall debuts. Look out for extraordinary pianists Víkingur Ólafsson, Benjamin Grosvenor and Yuja Wang, and percussionist Colin Currie too.

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Pianist Vikingur Olafsson leaning on piano holding a feather.
Concert

Santtu and Víkingur Ólafsson

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson – piano

  • Anna Clyne Masquerade
  • John Adams Must the Devil have all the good tunes?
  • Mahler Symphony No. 5
Royal Festival Hall

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Concert

Santtu conducts Mahler 1

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Carolin Widmann – violin

  • George Walker Lyric for Strings
  • Korngold Violin Concerto
  • Mahler Symphony No. 1
Royal Festival Hall

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Members of the Philharmonia Second Violin Section
Small-ensemble performance

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Spotlight on the Second Violins

Philharmonia Second Violin section

  • Bach Sonata da Chiesa No. 4 BWV 528 (Andante) arr. Milone
  • Julian Milone En Coulisses
  • Prokofiev Sonata for Violin Ensemble Op.115
  • Paganini Caprice No.9 'The Hunt' arr. Milone
  • Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 6, 4 & 5 arr. Milone
Royal Festival Hall

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Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason with a bright smile holding his instrument.
Concert

Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Haydn

Marin Alsop – conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason – cello

  • Strauss Don Juan
  • Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1
  • Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2
  • Ravel Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2
Royal Festival Hall

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Conductor Tabita Berglund with baton sitting by a lake.
Concert

Prokofiev, Wagner and Sibelius

Tabita Berglund – conductor
Truls Mørk – cello

  • Prokofiev Classical Symphony
  • Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante
  • Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
  • Sibelius Symphony No. 7
Royal Festival Hall

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Composer Anna Clyne in beige jacket and black hat at a crossing.
Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Anna Clyne Curates

Members of the Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Jessie Montgomery Strum (original version for string quartet)
  • Caroline Shaw Punctum
  • Paola Prestini G-Force
  • Anna Clyne Strange Loops (UK premiere, Philharmonia co-commission)
Purcell Room

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Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali wearing in black shirt standing amongst trees.
Concert

Santtu conducts Clyne, Brahms and Dvořák

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Lars Vogt – piano

  • Anna Clyne Color Field (UK premiere)
  • Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Royal Festival Hall

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Concert

Vaughan Williams: a Celebration

David Hill – conductor
Elizabeth Watts – soprano
Roderick Williams – baritone
The Bach Choir

  • Vaughan Williams Overture, The Wasps
  • Vaughan Williams The Garden of Proserpine
  • Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony
Royal Festival Hall

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Percussionist Colin Currie in performance.
Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Colin Currie Curates

Michael Francis – conductor
Colin Currie – percussion

  • Luke Bedford Staggered Nocturne (World premiere, Philharmonia commission)
  • Philippe Hurel Four Variations
Royal Festival Hall

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Cellis Alisa Weilerstein in orange blouse in performance.
Concert

Strauss and Brahms with Alisa Weilerstein

Jordan de Souza – conductor
Alisa Weilerstein – cello

  • Strauss Don Quixote
  • Brahms Symphony No. 4
Royal Festival Hall

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Violinist Rebecca Chan in performance.
Small-ensemble performance

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Beethoven and Shaw

Rebecca Chan – violin
David López Ibáñez – violin
Sylvain Seailles – viola
Ella Rundle – cello

  • Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op. 74 No. 10
  • Caroline Shaw Entr'acte
Royal Festival Hall

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Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor in suit in front of green vintage car.
Concert

Chopin and Bartók with Benjamin Grosvenor

Joana Carneiro – conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor – piano

  • Anna Clyne This Midnight Hour
  • Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Royal Festival Hall

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Christmas at the Movies
Concert

Christmas at the Movies

Music from Elf, E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Home AloneThe Polar Express and more.

Royal Festival Hall

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Concert

Handel’s Messiah

Brian Wright – conductor
Highgate Choral Society
Goldsmiths Choral Union
English Concert Chorus

  • Handel Messiah
Royal Festival Hall

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Violinist Lisa Batiashvili seen from with her instrument in front of a mirror.
Concert

Sibelius and Mahler with Lisa Batiashvili

Lahav Shani – conductor
Lisa Batiashvili – violin

  • Sibelius Violin Concerto
  • Mahler Symphony No. 6
Royal Festival Hall

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Pianist Yuja Wang in golden dress at grand piano.
Concert

Santtu and Yuja Wang

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Yuja Wang – piano

  • Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  • Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Royal Festival Hall

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Principal Viola Yukiko Ogura
Small-ensemble performance

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Three Trios

Samuel Coles – flute
Yukiko Ogura – viola
Heidi Krutzen – harp

  • Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp
  • Bax Elegiac Trio
  • David Heath Falcon Spirit (world premiere)
Royal Festival Hall

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Principal Conductor Santtu Matias-Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia with energy.
Concert

Santtu and Nemanja Radulović

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Nemanja Radulović – violin

  • Shostakovich Suite for Variety Orchestra (Jazz Suite No. 2)
  • Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Royal Festival Hall

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