2024/25 London Season

This autumn, explore the music of the Nordic countries in our series Nordic Soundscapes, with our Principal Conductor Santtu. And enjoy great music from Mozart to Mahler, featuring some of the most inspiring musicians in the business.

Marin Alsop conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra

This autumn we invite you to join us for Nordic Soundscapes, a series of concerts and discussions about the relationship between nature, music and the climate crisis from a Nordic perspective. Alongside masterpieces by Sibelius, Nielsen and Grieg, discover new music by composers engaging directly with the climate crisis, arguably the crucial issue of our time.

Charismatic violinist Nemanja Radulović is our Featured Artist for the 2024/25 season. In October you can hear him play Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto. With our Principal Conductor Santtu on the podium, we’re expecting sparks to fly.

Our Principal Guest Conductor Marin Alsop conducts music by both Gustav and Alma Mahler, and Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to conduct the UK premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s Viola Concerto with Lawrence Power.

We’re also thrilled to be working with classical greats Sir András Schiff, Leonidas Kavakos and Herbert Blomstedt, while pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, violinist Maria Dueñas, and saxophonist Jess Gillam are among the most exciting soloists of the next generation.

We hope to see you there.

Multibuy offer:

Book 3 – 5 concerts and get 10% off
Book 6 – 8 concerts and get 15% off
Book 9 – 10 concerts and get 20% off
Book 11 or more concerts and get 30% off

 

Nordic Soundscapes Pass

Join us for the journey.

Our £250, £150 and £75 Nordic Soundscapes Passes get you great seats for every London event in the series – seven concerts and four thought-provoking discussions. Passholders also receive a series magazine signed by Santtu, and an invitation to drinks on the opening night.

Find out more

Santtu-Matias Rouvali standing in the snow surrounded by bare trees, looking up towards the sky
Concert

Santtu conducts Sibelius and Grieg

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Stephen Hough – piano
Johanna Rusanen – soprano
Tommi Hakala – baritone
Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat Male Voice Choir

  • Sigfúsdóttir Oceans (London premiere)
  • Grieg Piano Concerto
  • Sibelius Kullervo
Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Virtual Reality experience

Virtual Orchestra: Sibelius

Southbank Centre

An orca whale visible just above the water, against a pink sunset
Insights

Notes on Nature 1: The Sea

Joakim Odelberg – host
Jon Copley – host

Level 5 Function Room, RFH

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

More info Sold out
Bomsory Kim looking into the camera and smiling
Concert

Santtu conducts Sibelius and Nielsen

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Bomsori Kim – violin

  • Sibelius The Oceanides
  • Nielsen Violin Concerto
  • Hazama What the Wind Brings (UK premiere, with film)
  • Sibelius Symphony No. 3
Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Kaija Saariaho and Hans Abrahamsen

Chloe Rooke – conductor
Olivia Boen – soprano

  • Kaija Saariaho Semafor (UK premiere)
  • Hans Abrahamsen Two Inger Christensen Songs (UK premiere)
Royal Festival Hall.

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Black and white image of Andras Schiff playing the piano
Concert

András Schiff: Haydn, Schubert and Mozart

András Schiff – piano / conductor

  • Haydn Piano Concerto in D, Hob.XVIII/11
  • Schubert Symphony No. 8, 'Unfinished'
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor
Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Small-ensemble performance

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Salonen and Nielsen

Philharmonia Wind Quintet

  • Salonen Memoria
  • Nielsen Wind Quintet
Royal Festival Hall.

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Concert

Marin Alsop conducts Mahler's Fifth Symphony

Marin Alsop – conductor
Sasha Cooke – mezzo-soprano

  • Gustav Mahler Blumine
  • Alma Mahler Selection of songs (orch. David & Colin Matthews), including:
  • Die stille Stadt
  • Bei dir ist es traut
  • Erntelied
  • Laue Sommernacht
  • In meines Vaters Garten
  • Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5
Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Landscape shot of a forest in the daylight
Insights

Notes on Nature 2: The Forest

Vidya Patel – host
Annika Lindskog – host

Level 5 Function Room, RFH

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

More info Sold out
Concert

Sibelius & Grieg: In the Land of the Mountain King

Emilia Hoving – conductor

  • Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
  • Outi Tarkiainen Mosaics (UK premiere, with film)
  • Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Nemanja Radulović playing violin in the outdoors, his hair blowing in the wind
Concert

Santtu and Nemanja Radulović

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Nemanja Radulović – violin

  • Khachaturian Three Pieces from the ballet 'Gayaneh': Dance of the Rose Maidens, Lullaby, Sabre Dance
  • Khachaturian Violin Concerto
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1
Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Reindeer strolling in greenery
Insights

Notes on Nature 3: Wildlife

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – host
Lisa Chilton – host

Level 5 Function Room, RFH

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

More info Sold out
Concert

María Dueñas plays Sibelius

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
María Dueñas – violin

  • Larsson Gothe Submarea (UK premiere, with film)
  • Sibelius Violin Concerto
  • Nielsen Symphony No. 5
Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Concert

Salonen conducts Sibelius and Lindberg

Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
Lawrence Power – viola

  • Wennäkoski Flounce
  • Lindberg Viola Concerto (UK premiere)
  • Sibelius Symphony No. 1
Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Small-ensemble performance

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Turina and Ravel

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

  • Turina La oración del torero
  • Ravel String Quartet
Royal Festival Hall.

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Close up shot of Herbert Blomstedt conducting in concert
Concert

Herbert Blomstedt and Leonidas Kavakos

Herbert Blomstedt – conductor
Leonidas Kavakos – violin

  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4, K. 218
  • Mahler Symphony No. 9
Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Concert

Santtu and Jess Gillam

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Jess Gillam – saxophone

  • Shostakovich (arr. Cornall) Suite from Moscow, Cheryomushki
  • Glazunov Saxophone Concerto
  • Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)
Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.

Concert

Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Chopin

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Nobuyuki Tsujii – piano

  • Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
  • Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Royal Festival Hall

Priority booking is now open. General booking opens at 10am on Tuesday 23 April. Join the Friends to book your tickets now.