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Herbert Blomstedt and Leonidas Kavakos

Royal Festival Hall
£20 — £95
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Close up shot of Herbert Blomstedt conducting in concert


Herbert Blomstedt – conductor
Leonidas Kavakos – violin


Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4, K. 218

— Interval —

Mahler Symphony No. 9

Revered conductor Herbert Blomstedt, still sharing the delight he finds in music-making in his late nineties, conducts Mahler’s Ninth Symphony.

The last work Mahler completed, his Ninth is a work of overwhelming emotional impact. In almost 90 minutes, it spans doubt and defiance; grief and hope; climaxes of devastating power, and a hushed ending that can make an enthralled audience of thousands almost forget to breathe. This chance to hear it in the hands of the Philharmonia Orchestra, and one of the most respected and well-loved conductors of our time, is a highlight in London’s cultural calendar.

First, violinist Leonidas Kavakos joins us in the fourth of Mozart’s five violin concertos. Its clarity and refinement are the perfect foil to Mahler’s full-bodied fare. Kavakos’s last performance with us was “pitch perfect… [He] gave the audience an afternoon of life-enhancing joy” (Seen and Heard International).

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Prices & Discounts

£20 – £85

Multibuy offer available; under-18s and concessions discounts available

Running time

2 hrs, including an interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Programme notes

Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes available will be available a week before the event.

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm


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