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Concerts & Events

Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali
Online concert

Live stream: Santtu-Matias Rouvali – American Dreams

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor

  • Copland Appalachian Spring
  • Steve Reich Music for Pieces of Wood
  • Price Dances in the Canebrakes
  • Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks

Early bird booking opens for Friends on Monday 21 September at 9.30am. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 2 October at 9.30am.

Soprano Julia Bullock
Online concert

Live stream: Salonen conducts Britten and Ravel

Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
Julia Bullock – soprano

  • Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Britten Les illuminations
  • Ravel Mother Goose (complete ballet)

Early bird booking opens for Friends on Monday 21 September at 9.30am. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 2 October at 9.30am.

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein
Online concert

Philharmonia Sessions: Hrůša conducts Dvořák

Jakub Hrůša – conductor
Alisa Weilerstein – cello

  • Dvořák Silent Woods, for cello and orchestra
  • Dvořák Rondo, for solo cello and orchestra
  • Dvořák Czech Suite

Conductor Elim Chan
Online concert

Live stream: Elim Chan conducts Mendelssohn

Elim Chan – conductor
Sergey Khachatryan – violin

  • Montgomery Strum
  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
  • Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, Italian

Early bird booking opens for Friends on Monday 21 September at 9.30am. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 2 October at 9.30am.

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Online concert

Philharmonia Sessions: Beethoven’s Prometheus

Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
Stephen Fry – narrator
Gerard McBurney – script writer

  • Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus (complete ballet)

Violinist Nicola Benedetti
Online concert

Live stream: Benedetti plays Beethoven

Pablo Heras-Casado – conductor
Nicola Benedetti – violin

  • Beethoven Violin Concerto
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Early bird booking opens for Friends on Monday 21 September at 9.30am. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 2 October at 9.30am.

Esa-Pekka Salonen
Concert

Paris: Salonen conducts Beethoven

Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
Yefim Bronfman – piano

  • Weber Overture, Der Freischütz
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris

Esa-Pekka Salonen
Concert

Budapest: Beethoven & Sibelius

Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5
  • Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Budapest

Esa-Pekka Salonen
Concert

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Sibelius

Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
Yefim Bronfman – piano

  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir Metacosmos
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
  • Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Royal Festival Hall

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

Irene Theorin
Concert

Origin Stories: Strauss's Elektra

Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
Iréne Theorin – soprano (Elektra)
Lise Davidsen – soprano (Chrysothemis)
Anna Larsson – mezzo-soprano (Klytemnestra)
Alan Oke – tenor (Aegisth)
Peixin Chen – baritone (Orest)
Philharmonia Voices

  • Strauss Elektra
Royal Festival Hall

Rafael Payare
Concert

Dreamers and Adventurers

Rafael Payare – conductor
Alisa Weilerstein – cello

  • Strauss Don Quixote
  • Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Royal Festival Hall

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

Gaspard's Foxtrot illustration
Family concert

Gaspard's Foxtrot

Holly Mathieson – conductor
Zeb Soanes – author/narrator
James Mayhew – live illustration

  • Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
  • Jonathan Dove Gaspard's Foxtrot
The Marlowe, Canterbury

Photo of conductor Holly Mathieson
Concert

Valentine's Day Gala

Holly Mathieson – conductor
Martin James Bartlett – piano

Programme features timeless classics for orchestra, including Bizet’s Carmen, John Barry’s Out of Africa and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

The Marlowe, Canterbury

Laurence Equilbey
Concert

Mendelssohn and Friends

Laurence Equilbey – conductor
Sunwook Kim – piano

  • Weber Overture, Oberon
  • Robert Schumann Piano Concerto
  • Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 (Italian)
Royal Festival Hall

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

Gaspard the fox
Family concert

Gaspard's Foxtrot

Holly Mathieson – conductor
Zeb Soanes – narrator
James Mayhew – live illustration

  • Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
  • Jonathan Dove Gaspard's Foxtrot (London premiere)
Queen Elizabeth Hall

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