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Tue 18 Sep at 19:30
Michel Legrand and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Michel Legrand and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Michel Legrand, Piano
Wed 19 Sep at 19:30
© Tim Cochrane
Stephen Cleobury plays Howells’ Partita
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Vierne, Les Angélus, Op.57
Rheinberger, Suite for violin, cello and organ, Op.l149
Howells, By the waters of Babylon
Stephen Cleobury, Organ
Ashley Riches, Baritone
David Adams, Violin
Kate Gould, Cello
Wed 26 Sep at 19:30
Adès conducts In Seven Days
Adès conducts In Seven Days
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Stravinsky, Symphony in Three Movements
Adès, In Seven Days
Lutosławski, Symphony no. 3
Thomas Adès, Conductor
Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Thu 27 Sep at 19:30
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Philharmonia Orchestra - Bruckner, Wagner & Schoenberg Part I
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Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death and Funeral March
Schoenberg, Erwartung
Bruckner, Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Camilla Nylund, Soprano
Sat 29 Sep at 19:30
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 27 in B flat major, K595
Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Dame Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Dame Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-soprano
Sun 30 Sep at 19:30
© Mika Ranta
Philharmonia Orchestra - Bruckner, Wagner & Schoenberg Part II
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Wagner, Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for orchestra, Op.4
Bruckner, Symphony no. 7 in E major, WAB 107
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Fri 5 Oct at 19:30
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: Non più andrai
Wagner, Die Walküre: Wotan's Farewell, "Leb Wohl,du Kühnes"
Verdi, Falstaff: Ehi! Paggio!... L'onore!
Traditional American, Shenandoah
Traditional, Deep River
Bock, Fiddler on the Roof: If I were a Rich Man
Sir Bryn Terfel, Bass-baritone
Lauren Fagan, Soprano
Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, Tenor
Gareth Jones, Conductor
Sat 6 Oct at 19:30
Beethoven, The Creatures of Prometheus, (die Geschöpfe des Prometheus), Op.43
Stravinsky, Orpheus
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Mon 8 Oct at 19:30
© Marco Borggreve
Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
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Zimmermann, Nobody knows de trouble I see
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Andris Nelsons, Conductor
Håkan Hardenberger, Trumpet
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Tue 9 Oct at 19:30
© Marco Borggreve
Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
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Dzenītis, Māra
Tchaikovsky, Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), Op.68: Otkuda eti sliosy (Lisa's arioso)
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Polonaise
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Letter Scene
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Conductor
Wed 10 Oct at 19:30
Sibelius, Pohjola's Daughter, Op.49
Dvořák, Piano Concerto in G minor, Op.33
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano
Sat 13 Oct at 19:30
Life, death and shameless excess
Life, death and shameless excess
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Poulenc, Stabat Mater
Orff, Carmina Burana
Jérémie Rhorer, Conductor
Louise Alder, Soprano
Toby Spence, Tenor
Simon Keenlyside, Baritone
London Philharmonic Choir
Tiffin Boys' Choir
Fri 19 Oct at 19:30
Glinka, Ruslan and Ludmilla: overture
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Alondra de la Parra, Conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Wed 24 Oct at 19:30
Berlioz, Le Carnaval romain, Op.9
Canteloube, Chants d'Auvergne
Bizet, Symphony in C major
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Enrique Mazzola, Conductor
Anna Caterina Antonacci, Soprano
Thu 25 Oct at 19:30
© Aris Stoulil
Philharmonia Orchestra - Brian Tyler Returns: Live In Concert
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Brian Tyler, Film music to Power Rangers
Brian Tyler, Film music to Crazy Rich Asians
Brian Tyler, Film music to Thor: The Dark World
Brian Tyler, Film music to Avengers: Age of Ultron
Brian Tyler, The Formula 1 Theme
Brian Tyler, Film music to The Mummy
Brian Tyler, Television Soundtrack to Yellowstone
Brian Tyler, Conductor
Sat 27 Oct at 19:30
Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle
Gustavo Gimeno, Conductor
Elizabeth Watts, Soprano
Sara Mingardo, Mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Tarver, Tenor
Luca Pisaroni, Baritone
London Philharmonic Choir
Sun 28 Oct at 15:00
© Benjamin Ealovega
Philharmonia Orchestra - Sibelius & Tchaikovsky
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Brahms, Academic Festival Overture for large orchestra, Op.80
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23
Sibelius, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43
Rafael Payare, Conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, Piano
Tue 30 Oct at 19:30
Valeriy Sokolov performs Shostakovich
Valeriy Sokolov performs Shostakovich
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Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 2 in E minor, Op.27
Lionel Bringuier, Conductor
Valeriy Sokolov, Violin
Thu 1 Nov at 18:00
© Camilla Greenwell
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Strauss - Metamorphosen
Boccherini, String Quintet in A minor, Op.25 no.6
Strauss R., Metamorphosen
Thu 1 Nov at 19:30
© Benjamin Ealovega
Philharmonia Orchestra - Brahms & Strauss
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Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
Sat 3 Nov at 19:00
Stravinsky, The Rake's Progress
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Daniel Slater, Director
Allan Clayton, Tom Rakewell
Sophia Burgos, Anne Trulove
Patricia Bardon, Baba the Turk
Matthew Rose, Nick Shadow
Marie McLaughlin, Mother Goose
Kim Begley, Sellem
Clive Bayley, Trulove
London Voices
Sun 4 Nov at 15:00
© Marco Borggreve
Philharmonia Orchestra - Brahms & Beethoven
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Weber, Oberon: overture
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Lahav Shani, Conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, Piano
Wed 7 Nov at 19:30
Klein, Partita for string orchestra
Schulhoff, Concerto for string quartet and wind orchestra
Martinů, Concerto for string quartet and orchestra, H 207
Janáček, Sinfonietta, Op.60
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Borodin Quartet
Sat 10 Nov at 19:30
The eternal flame
The eternal flame
World Première
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Debussy, Berceuse héroïque
Lindberg, Triumph to Exist (World premiere)
Stravinsky, Requiem Canticles
Janáček, The Eternal Gospel, legend for soloists, choir and orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
London Philharmonic Choir
Sun 11 Nov at 19:00
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
Elizabeth Watts, Soprano
James Newby, Baritone
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Tue 13 Nov at 19:30
Brahms, Seven Fantasies for Piano, Op.116
Haydn, Piano Sonata in C minor, Hob XVI:20
Beethoven, Seven Bagatelles for piano, Op.33
Haydn, Piano Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI:52
Paul Lewis, Piano
Wed 14 Nov at 19:30
Messiaen, Hymne au Saint Sacrement, for orchestra
Gounod, Concerto for pedal piano in E flat major
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
Oleg Caetani, Conductor
Roberto Prosseda, Piano
Thu 15 Nov at 19:30
© Sim Canetty Clarke
Philharmonia Orchestra - John Wilson: Gerswhin & Walton
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Bennett, Celebration
Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F major
Walton, Symphony no. 1 in B flat minor
John Wilson, Conductor
Louis Schwizgebel, Piano
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. 14 in A minor, D.784
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 15 in C major "Reliquie", D.840
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
Michelle DeYoung, Sieglinde
Matthias Goerne, 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