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Wed 21 Nov at 19:30
Bizet, L'Arlésienne - Suite no. 1
Verdi, Macbeth: Ballet Music
Puccini, Le Villi
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Fabio Sartori, Roberto
Brian Mulligan, Guglielmo
Opera Rara Chorus
Thu 22 Nov at 19:30
© Petra Klackova
Philharmonia Orchestra - Jakub Hrůša: Dvořák & Shostakovich
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Kabeláč, Mystery of Time
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Dvořák, Eight Slavonic Dances, Op.46
Jakub Hrůša, Conductor
Simon Trpčeski, Piano
Wed 28 Nov at 19:30
Enescu, Romanian Rhapsody no. 1 in A major, Op.11
Dusapin, At Swim Two Birds (UK premiere)
Martinů, Symphony no. 4, H.305
Ravel, La Valse, for orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor
Viktoria Mullova, Violin
Matthew Barley, Cello
Thu 29 Nov at 19:30
Philharmonia Orchestra - Long Yu Conducts Tchaikovsky
Philharmonia Orchestra - Long Yu Conducts Tchaikovsky
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Glazunov, The Seasons: Autumn
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, for cello and orchestra, Op.33
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Long Yu, Conductor
Jian Wang, Cello
Fri 30 Nov at 19:30
Pictures at an Exhibition
Pictures at an Exhibition
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Blacher, Orchestral Variations on a theme by Paganini
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Lyadov, The Enchanted Lake, Op.62
Lyadov, Baba Yaga
Lyadov, Kikimora, Op.63
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor
Ray Chen, Violin
Tue 4 Dec at 19:30
© Decca | Justin Pumfrey
Mitsuko Uchida: Schubert Sonatas
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Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 7 in E flat major, D.568
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 14 in A minor, D.784
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 20 in A major, D.959
Dame Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Wed 5 Dec at 19:30
Jurowski conducts Bruckner
Jurowski conducts Bruckner
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Weber, Der Freischütz: overture
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Bruckner, Symphony no. 2 in C minor, WAB 102
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Alena Baeva, Violin
Thu 6 Dec at 19:30
© Sussie Ahlburg
Philharmonia Orchestra - Rouvali Conducts Strauss
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Strauss R., Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59: Suite
Strauss R., Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Strauss R., Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony), Op.64
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Conductor
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Fri 7 Dec at 19:30
© Geoffroy Schied
Mitsuko Uchida: Schubert Sonatas
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Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 4 in A minor, D.537
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 15 in C major "Reliquie", D.840
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 21 in B flat major, D.960
Dame Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Sat 8 Dec at 19:30
Stravinsky, Variations (Aldous Huxley, In Memoriam)
Stravinsky, Threni
Stravinsky, Tango, for chamber orchestra
Berio, Sinfonia for Eight Solo Voices and Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
The Swingles
London Philharmonic Choir
Sun 9 Dec at 15:00
© Simon Fowler | Warner
Philharmonia Orchestra - Ashkenazy Conducts Elgar
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Mendelssohn, Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.27
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor, K491
Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Conductor
Piotr Anderszewski, Piano
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30
© Kevin Leighton
Philharmonia Orchestra - King'S College Choir
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Traditional, Christmas carols
Stephen Cleobury, Conductor
Choir of King's College Cambridge
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00
© Camilla Greenwell
Philharmonia Orchestra - Christmas At The Movies
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Williams, Music from Home Alone
Silvestri, Film music from Polar Express
Armstrong, Film music from Love Actually: Glasgow Love Theme
Williams, Film music from Harry Potter
Tiomkin, Film music from It's a Wonderful Life
Various, Film music from Elf
Various, Film music from White Christmas
Beltrami, Film music from The Snowman
Pete Harrison, Conductor
Wed 16 Jan 2019 at 19:30
Here and Now, part of SoundState
Here and Now, part of SoundState
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Gieshoff, Burr
Tüür, Solastalgia
Grime, Percussion Concerto
Andriessen, Agamemnon
Hillborg, Concerto for Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Stewart McIlwham, Piccolo
Colin Currie, Percussion
Thu 17 Jan 2019 at 19:30
© Tim Cochrane
Bach’s Clavier-Ubung, Bk.3, with Nathan Laube
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Bach, Clavier-Übung III, German Organ Mass
Nathan Laube, Organ
Fri 18 Jan 2019 at 19:30
© Decca Classics
Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang
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Mozart, Violin Sonata in B flat major, "Strinasacchi", K454
Prokofiev, Violin Sonata no. 1 in F minor, Op.80
Bartók, Rhapsody no. 1 for violin and piano, Op.86
Strauss R., Sonata for violin and piano in E flat major, Op.18
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Yuja Wang, Piano
Sun 20 Jan 2019 at 15:00
© Ben Ealovega
Philharmonia Orchestra - English Fantasia
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Elgar, Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op.47
Gordon, Prometheus, Concerto for Bass Clarinet & Orchestra (London première)
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34
Martyn Brabbins, Conductor
Laurent Ben Slimane, Bass Clarinet
Thu 24 Jan 2019 at 19:30
© Jonas Becker
Philharmonia Orchestra - Rouvali Conducts Sibelius & Ravel
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Ravel, La Valse, for orchestra
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
Sibelius, Valse triste, Op.44 no.1
Sibelius, Symphony no. 1 in E minor, Op.39
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Conductor
Alice Sara Ott, Piano
Sun 27 Jan 2019 at 16:00
Wagner, Die Walküre
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Stuart Skelton, Siegmund
Stephen Milling, Hunding
Ruxandra Donose, Sieglinde
Evgeny Nikitin, Wotan
Claudia Mahnke, Fricka
Svetlana Sozdateleva, Brünnhilde
Alwyn Mellor, Gerhilde
Gabriela Iştoc, Ortlinde
Rachael Lloyd, Grimgerde
Hanna Hipp, Roßweiße
Angela Simkin, Siegrune
Ursula Hesse von den Steinen, Waltraute
Susan Platts, Schwertleite
Tue 29 Jan 2019 at 19:30
© Felix Broede
Yuri Temirkanov and the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
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Prokofiev, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Classical", Op.25
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Yuri Temirkanov, Conductor
Julia Fischer, Violin
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Wed 30 Jan 2019 at 19:30
Handel, Water Music, Suite no. 1 in F major, HWV 348
Handel, Water Music, Suite no. 2 in D major, HWV 349
Purcell, Dido and Aeneas 1700
Sir Roger Norrington, Conductor
Marie-Claude Chappuis, Mezzo-soprano
Lucy Crowe, Soprano
Benjamin Appl, Baritone
London Philharmonic Choir
Sat 2 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Landscapes of heart and soul
Landscapes of heart and soul
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Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Bruckner, Symphony no. 7 in E major, WAB 107
Robin Ticciati, Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
Sun 3 Feb 2019 at 19:30
© Pekka Saarinen
Philharmonia Orchestra - Radu Lupu Performs Beethoven
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Beethoven, Coriolan overture, Op.62
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op.58
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 2 in E minor, Op.27
Paavo Järvi, Conductor
Radu Lupu, Piano
Mon 4 Feb 2019 at 19:00
Mozart, Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K550
Gluck, Il Parnaso confuso: Di questa cetra in seno
Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance des Furies
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: Giunse al fin il momento
Gluck, Antigono: Scena di Berenice
Gluck, La Clemenza di Tito: Se mai senti spirarti sul volto
Mozart, La clemenza di Tito, K621: Parto, parto
Giovanni Antonini, Conductor
Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-soprano
Tue 5 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Love, Legends and Fairy Tales
Love, Legends and Fairy Tales
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Nicolai, The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture
Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35
Lionel Bringuier, Conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello
Wed 6 Feb 2019 at 19:30
© Riochrd Avedon
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 19 in F, K459
Berg, Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op.6 (arr. for string orchestra)
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K466
Dame Mitsuko Uchida, Piano, Director
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Thu 7 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Philharmonia Orchestra - Bartók, Stravinsky  & Eötvös
Philharmonia Orchestra - Bartók, Stravinsky & Eötvös
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Schoenberg, Accompaniement to a Film Scene (Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene), Op.34
Bartók, Dance Suite, Sz. 77
Stravinsky, Symphony in Three Movements
Eötvös, Multiversum (UK première)
Péter Eötvös, Conductor
Iveta Apkalna, Organ
László Fassang, Hammond Organ
Fri 8 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Mendelssohn, Ruy Blas overture, Op.95
Chopin, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, Op.11
Elgar, Symphony no. 2 in E flat major, Op.63
David Parry, Conductor
Vanessa Benelli Mosell, Piano
Tue 12 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Reich, Clapping Music
Reich, Runner (for large ensemble)
Reich, Music for 18 musicians
Andrew Gourlay, Conductor
Micaela Haslam, Director
Synergy Vocals
London Sinfonietta
Thu 14 Feb 2019 at 19:30
© Marco Borggreve
Philharmonia Orchestra – Valentine’s Day Gal
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Verdi, La traviata: Prelude to Act 1
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Debussy, Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune
Bizet, Carmen Suite no. 1 (excerpts)
Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Christian Schumann, Conductor
Anna Fedorova, Piano
Sun 17 Feb 2019 at 19:30
© Marco Borggreve
Jakub Hrůša: Dvořák and Grieg
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Kodály, Dances of Galánta
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Dvořák, 8 Slavonic Dances, Op.72
Jakub Hrůša, Conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, Piano
Thu 21 Feb 2019 at 18:00
© Beth Walsh
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Bach, Stravinsky & Piazzolla
Bach, Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV1080, Contrapunctus I
Bach, Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV1080, Contrapunctus XIV
Bach, Aus meinese Herzens Grunde - chorale, BWV269
Bach, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her - Cantata, BWV9
Stravinsky, Concertino for string quartet
Piazzolla, Suite Punta del Este
Thu 21 Feb 2019 at 19:30
© Michiel Hendryckx
Herreweghe conducts Mozart and Bach
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Bach, Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major, BWV1068
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, K488
Mozart, Symphony no. 41 in C major, "Jupiter”, K551
Philippe Herreweghe, Conductor
Bertrand Chamayou, Piano
Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.19
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op.58
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Javier Perianes, Piano
Sat 23 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Javier Perianes, Piano
Sun 24 Feb 2019 at 19:30
© Benjamin Suomela
Salonen and Bartók Concertos
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Sibelius, The Oceanides symphonic poem for orchestra, (Aallottaret) Op.73
Salonen, Cello Concerto
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Truls Mørk, Cello
Mon 25 Feb 2019 at 19:30
© Tim Cochrane
Catherine Ennis plays Vierne’s Symphonie No.1
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Mendelssohn, Organ sonata no.6 in D minor, Op.65
Saint-Saëns, Prelude and Fugue in B major, Op.99 no.2
Bach, Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig - chorale prelude in G Minor, BWV768
Vierne, Organ Symphony no.1, Op.14
Catherine Ennis, Organ
Tue 26 Feb 2019 at 19:30
© Richard Termine
Angela Hewitt: Scarlatti, Ravel & Bach
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Scarlatti, Sonatas
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Bach, Partita no. 4 in D major, BWV828
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 14 in C sharp minor "Moonlight", Op.27 no.2
Angela Hewitt, Piano
Wed 27 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Wagner, Tannhäuser: Overture
Weber, Clarinet concerto no. 1 in F minor, Op.73
Smith, Andante for clarinet and orchestra
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Andreas Ottensamer, Clarinet
Thu 28 Feb 2019 at 19:30
© Simon Fowler
Esa-Pekka Salonen: French and Italian Masterpieces
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Debussy, Images, for orchestra: Ibéria
Berio, Folk Songs
Donatoni, Esa
Ravel, Shéhérazade
Respighi, Pines of Rome (Pini di Roma)
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Marianne Crebassa, Mezzo-soprano
Sat 2 Mar 2019 at 19:30
Haydn, The Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten) Hob XXI:3
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Mark Padmore, Tenor
London Philharmonic Choir
Tue 5 Mar 2019 at 19:30
A Tale of Darkness to Light
A Tale of Darkness to Light
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Mozart, Don Giovanni, K527: overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 9 in E flat major, "Jeunehomme", K271
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Rafael Payare, Conductor
Lise de la Salle, Piano
Tue 12 Mar 2019 at 19:30
© Mathias Bothor | DG
Maurizio Pollini in recital
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Unknown, to be announced
Maurizio Pollini, Piano
Mon 18 Mar 2019 at 19:00
Schumann, Konzertstück for four horns and orchestra, Op.86
Schumann, Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op.120
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Sir András Schiff, Piano
Tue 19 Mar 2019 at 19:00
Schumann, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major 'Rhenish', Op.97
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.83
Sir András Schiff, Piano
Sat 23 Mar 2019 at 19:30
Beethoven, Egmont, Op.84: Overture
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Kian Soltani, Cello
Sun 24 Mar 2019 at 15:00
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major, K453
Schubert, Symphony no. 9 in C major, "The Great", D.944
Douglas Boyd, Conductor
Jonathan Biss, Piano
Wed 27 Mar 2019 at 19:30
Khachaturian, Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23
Walton, Symphony no. 1 in B flat minor
Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
George Li, Piano
Thu 28 Mar 2019 at 19:30
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major "Turkish", K219
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin, Conductor
Fri 29 Mar 2019 at 19:30
Gala evening with Juan Diego Flórez
Gala evening with Juan Diego Flórez
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Sascha Goetzel, Conductor
Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor