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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
Toby Spence, 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 12:00
Górecki: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
Górecki: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
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Penderecki, Fanfare For Orchestra (UK Premiere)
Górecki, Symphony no.3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs", Op.36
David Atherton, Conductor
Elizabeth Atherton, Soprano
London Sinfonietta
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
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