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Music of Today: Composers’ Academy

Royal Festival Hall
No ticket required

Mark van de Wiel playing the bass clarinet during a Music of Today performance


Patrick Bailey – conductor
Composers to be announced

Hear world premieres by three emerging composers in the culminating concert of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Composers’ Academy.

Over the course of the year, our composers have worked closely with Philharmonia musicians, visiting composers and Esa-Pekka Salonen, curator of Music of Today. An exciting opportunity to hear the work of the newest generation of composers in the UK today.

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Prices & Discounts


No ticket required – just walk in

Running time

45 minutes, there is no interval

Recommended age



You can take drinks from the bar into this evening’s performance

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717


Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

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After the concert

Conductor James Newton Howard holding a baton, wearing glasses and a black turtleneck

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

No ticket required