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Concerts & Events

Violinist Nicola Benedetti
Online concert

Live stream: Benedetti plays Beethoven

Pekka Kuusisto – conductor
Nicola Benedetti – violin

  • Beethoven Violin Concerto
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 2

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

Stephen Fry smiling at camera
Online concert

Philharmonia Sessions: Beethoven’s Prometheus

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

  • Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus (complete ballet)
YouTube

Members of the Philharmonia brass section at the Philharmonia Sessions
Concert

Philharmonia Brass at Christmas

Philharmonia Brass

Programme features festive favourites and timeless classics for brass ensemble, including Ding Dong Merrily on HighThe Nutcracker and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.

The Marlowe, Canterbury

Booking open to Marlowe members. General booking opens on Monday 23 November 2020.

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen againt an all-black background, conducting
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

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen on stage during rehearsal
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 on stage, holding a baton, wearing a black t-shirt
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

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

Singer Irene Theorin wearing a white jumper over a black shirt and jewelry
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

Conductor Rafael Payare wearing a black blazer over a white shirt, looking off camera, against a mural featuring people seating on stalls
Concert

Dreamers and Adventurers

Rafael Payare – conductor
Alisa Weilerstein – cello

  • Strauss Don Quixote
  • Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Royal Festival Hall

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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

Conductor Laurence Equilbey on stage, holding a baton, wearing a black blazer over a white shirt
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

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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

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

Composer and drummer Tyshawn Sorey playing drums
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

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Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson sitting on a chair in a storage room for pianos
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

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Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado wearing a black velvet blazer, holding his hand to his face, looking off camera
Concert

Shostakovich and Prokofiev

Pablo Heras-Casado – conductor
Simon Trpčeski – piano

  • Prokofiev Symphony No. 1, Classical
  • Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Royal Festival Hall

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