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Concerts & Events

Children listening to a concert
Online experience

Philharmonia Sessions: Orchestra Unwrapped – Teacher INSET session

Lucy Drever – session leader

Zoom

Jamie Morgan performing in Dream
Online experience

Dream

Esa-Pekka Salonen – Music Director & Composer

dream.online

Early bird booking is now open for Friends (become a Friend).
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 2 October at 9.30am.

Violinist Joshua Bell, wearing a black t-shirt, holding his violin and smiling at camera
Concert

Joshua Bell plays Brahms

Lahav Shani – conductor
Joshua Bell – violin

  • Brahms Violin Concerto
  • Bruckner Symphony No. 4, Romantic
Royal Festival Hall

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Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 9.30am.

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos sitting beside his instrument, wearing dark clothing and glasses
Concert

Leonidas Kavakos: Beethoven

Leonidas Kavakos – conductor; violin

  • Beethoven Violin Concerto
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Royal Festival Hall

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Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 9.30am.

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili playing her instrument and smiling at camera
Concert

Hrůša conducts Brahms and Szymanowski

Jakub Hrůša – conductor
Lisa Batiashvili – violin

  • Franck Le Chasseur maudit
  • Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1
  • Brahms Symphony No. 2
Royal Festival Hall

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Schools concert

Philharmonia Session: Orchestra Unwrapped

Stephanie Childress – conductor
Lucy Drever – presenter

  • Smyth Serenade in D II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Allegro molto
  • Mary Kouyoumdjian Tagh [Diary] of an Immigrant
  • House of Absolute Heart, Power, Magic
  • Farrenc Overture No. 1
  • Kirsten Anderson Lopez & Robert Lopez 'Let it Go' from Frozen
YouTube

Phiharmonia Sessions Family Concert Stephanie Childress conducting
Online concert

Philharmonia Session: Family Concert

Stephanie Childress – conductor
Lucy Drever – presenter
Angie Newman – British Sign Language Interpreter

  • Smyth Serenade in D II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Allegro molto
  • Mary Kouyoumdjian Tagh [Diary] of an Immigrant
  • House of Absolute Heart, Power, Magic
  • Farrenc Overture No. 1
  • Kirsten Anderson Lopez & Robert Lopez 'Let it Go' from Frozen

Conductor John Wilson wearing a blue blazer over a light blue shirt, looking at camera and smiling
Concert

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2

John Wilson – conductor
Benjamin Beilman – violin

  • Lyadov The Enchanted Lake
  • Glazunov Violin Concerto
  • Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2
Royal Festival Hall

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Photo of conductor John Wilson
Concert

Russian Classics Part II

John Wilson – conductor
Benjamin Beilman – violin

  • Lyadov The Enchanted Lake
  • Glazunov Violin Concerto
  • Rachmaninov Symphony No. 3
The Marlowe, Canterbury

Cellist Pablo Ferrández holding his cello in one hand, the bow in the other hand, smiling and looking at the camera
Concert

A Feast of Elgar

Elim Chan – conductor
Pablo Ferrández – cello

  • Elgar Cockaigne Overture (In London Town)
  • Elgar Cello Concerto
  • Elgar Enigma Variations
Royal Festival Hall

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Philharmonia clarinet player Carlos Ferreira wearing a black blazer over a white shirt, holding his instrument
Concert

Santtu conducts Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Carlos Ferreira – clarinet

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 2
  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Purcell Room

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Soprano Malin Byström sitting down, wearing a red cape over jeans and a white t-shirt, looking at the camera with her chin on her hand
Concert

Bartók & Strauss: Dances of Desire

Jakub Hrůša – conductor
Malin Byström – soprano (Salome)
Susan Bickley – mezzo-soprano (Herodias)
Peter Hoare – tenor (Herod)
Philharmonia Voices

  • Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin
  • Strauss Salome (Dance of the Seven Veils and closing scenes)
Royal Festival Hall

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Photo of guitarist Sean Shibe
Concert

Puppets and Strings

Martyn Brabbins – conductor
Sean Shibe – guitar

  • Arnold Serenade for Guitar and Strings
  • Arnold Guitar Concerto
  • Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)
The Marlowe, Canterbury

Mark van de Wiel playing 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
Conductor James Newton Howard holding a baton, wearing glasses and a black turtleneck
Concert

An evening with James Newton Howard

Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
James Newton Howard – conductor
Leila Josefowicz – violin
Andrew Shulman – cello

  • Newton Howard Concerto for Violin (European premiere)
  • Newton Howard Concerto for Cello (European premiere)
  • Newton Howard Music from film soundtracks, to include highlights from The Hunger Games; Fantastic Beasts; M. Night Shyamalan films; Snow Falling on Cedars and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Royal Festival Hall