COVID-19 update: We have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all Philharmonia Orchestra concerts and performances up to the end of June 2020.
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Music of Today

Open your ears and discover the voices of the 21st century in our early evening series – most Music of Today concerts are free.

Music of Today at Purcell Room
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

A photo of Mark van de Wiel performing the bass clarinet during a Music of Today performance
Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Composers' Academy

Jean Thorel – conductor

  • Hollie Harding New work (world premiere)
  • Jocelyn Campbell New work (world premiere)
  • Joel Järventausta New work (world premiere)
Royal Festival Hall

More info No ticket required
Photo of composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Simone Menezes – conductor

  • Sky Macklay Microvariations (European premiere)
  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir Aequilibria (UK premiere)
  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir Hrím (UK premiere)
Purcell Room

Booking open to Friends only. Join now
Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 9.30am.

Photo of composer and drummer Tyshawn Sorey
Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Tyshawn Sorey

Tyshawn Sorey – conductor; drums

  • George Lewis The Will to Adorn (UK premiere)
  • Tyshawn Sorey Autoschediasms (UK premiere)
  • Tyshawn Sorey For Bill Dixon and A. Spencer Barefield (European premiere)
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Booking open to Friends only. Join now
Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 9.30am.

Photo of pianist Víkingur Ólafsson
Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Víkingur Ólafsson

Víkingur Ólafsson – piano

Bent Sørensen Papillons (UK premiere of complete work)
Edmund Finnis New work for solo piano

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Booking open to Friends only. Join now
Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 9.30am.

Photo of musician Bryce Dessner
Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Bryce Dessner

Robin O’Neill – conductor

  • Bryce Dessner The Forest for cello ensemble (UK premiere)
  • Bryce Dessner Lachrimae for strings (UK premiere)
Purcell Room

Booking open to Friends only. Join now
Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 9.30am.

More info No ticket required
A photo of Mark van de Wiel performing the bass clarinet during a Music of Today performance
Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Composers' Academy

Patrick Bailey – conductor
Composers to be announced

Royal Festival Hall

More info No ticket required