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Concerts & Events

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

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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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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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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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Pablo Heras-Casado
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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Photo of conductor Han-Na Chang
Concert

Russian Classics Part I

Han-Na Chang – conductor
Daniel Lozakovich – violin

  • Sofia Gubaidulina Fairytale Poem
  • Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
The Marlowe, Canterbury

Photo of musician Bryce Dessner
Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Bryce Dessner

Robin O’Neill – conductor

  • Bryce Dessner The Forest for cello ensemble (UK premiere)
  • Bryce Dessner Lachrimae for strings (UK premiere)
Purcell Room

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Ha-Na Chang
Concert

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Han-Na Chang – conductor
Daniel Lozakovich – violin

  • Sofia Gubaidulina Fairytale Poem
  • Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Royal Festival Hall

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Philippe Herreweghe
Concert

Herreweghe conducts Brahms

Philippe Herreweghe – conductor
Paul Lewis – piano

  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Brahms Symphony No. 4
Royal Festival Hall

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali
Concert

Santtu conducts Carmina Burana

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Mari Eriksmoen – soprano
Brett Sprague – tenor
Marcus Farnsworth – baritone
Philharmonia Chorus

  • Shostakovich Suite for Variety Orchestra (Jazz Suite No. 2)
  • Orff Carmina Burana
Royal Festival Hall

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Juraj Valcuha
Concert

Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Juraj Valčuha – conductor
Markus Werba – baritone

  • Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer
  • Mahler Symphony No. 1
Royal Festival Hall

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Joshua Bell, credit Phillip Knott
Concert

Joshua Bell plays Brahms

Lahav Shani – conductor
Joshua Bell – violin

  • Brahms Violin Concerto
  • Bruckner Symphony No. 4, Romantic
Royal Festival Hall

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Leonidas Kavakos
Concert

Leonidas Kavakos: Beethoven

Leonidas Kavakos – conductor; violin

  • Beethoven Violin Concerto
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Royal Festival Hall

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Lisa Batiashvili
Concert

Hrůša conducts Brahms and Szymanowski

Jakub Hrůša – conductor
Lisa Batiashvili – violin

  • Franck Le Chasseur maudit
  • Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1
  • Brahms Symphony No. 2
Royal Festival Hall

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