Hear from speakers including cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, musician and climate campaigner Love Ssega, and members of the Orchestra.

How has music been used to ignite debate and action on crucial issues throughout history?

Learn more about how musicians of the past have challenged authority, how today’s artists engage with social and climate justice, and what this means for the musicians of the future.

The day includes performances by our MMSF Instrumental Fellows.

Love Ssega is our Artist in Residence for the 2022/23 season, and Sheku Kanneh-Mason is Featured Artist.

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Prices & Discounts

£10 / £5 for under-25s



4 hours, with a break for refreshments


Level 5 Function Room, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall

Box office

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


Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

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2022/23 London Season

A world of transformative musical experiences
from our home at the Southbank Centre.


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