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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
Sun 16 Dec at 19:30
Handel, Messiah
Mary Bevan, Soprano
Kathryn Rudge, Mezzo-soprano
Nicky Spence, Tenor
Ashley Riches, Baritone
Goldsmiths Choral Union
Highgate Choral Society
English Concert Chorus
Brian Wright, 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
© Oleg Rostovtsev
Love and Duty, with Magdalena Kožená
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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
Mozart, La clemenza di Tito, K621: Parto, parto
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: Voi che sapete
Mozart, La clemenza di Tito, K621: Deh per questo istante
Gluck, Paride ed Elena: O del mio dolce ardor
Haydn, Scena di Berenice
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
Sun 31 Mar 2019 at 18:00
© Camilla Greenwell
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Chausson & Muhly
Muhly, Clear Music
Chausson, String Quartet in C minor, Op.35
Sun 31 Mar 2019 at 19:30
© Benjamin Ealovega
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5
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Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47
Xian Zhang, Conductor
Alina Pogostkina, Violin
Tue 2 Apr 2019 at 19:00
Bach, St John Passion, BWV245
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Peter Sellars, Director
Camilla Tilling, Soprano
Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore, Tenor
Andrew Staples, Tenor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Christian Gerhaher, Baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Wed 3 Apr 2019 at 19:30
Parry, Judith (Revival)
Eleanor Dennis, Soprano
Kathryn Rudge, Mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence, Tenor
Henry Waddington, Bass
William Vann, Piano
London Mozart Players
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Thu 4 Apr 2019 at 19:30
Shostakovich: Leningrad Symphony
Shostakovich: Leningrad Symphony
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Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.16
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 7 in C major, "Leningrad" Op.60
Yuri Temirkanov, Conductor
Denis Matsuev, Piano
Fri 5 Apr 2019 at 19:30
Bax, Tintagel
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Sibelius, Belsazars gästabud (Belshazzar's Feast), suite for orchestra, Op.51
Sibelius, Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82
Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
Jan Lisiecki, Piano
Wed 10 Apr 2019 at 19:30
Debussy, Images, for orchestra: Ibéria
Saint-Saëns, Piano concerto no. 5 in F major, "Egyptian," Op.103
Ravel, Ma Mère l'Oye: Suite
Debussy, La Mer
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Stephen Hough, Piano
Thu 11 Apr 2019 at 19:30
© Martin Lengemann
Herbert Blomstedt: Berlioz and Beethoven
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor
Sun 14 Apr 2019 at 18:00
© Marina Vidor
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Bach, Debussy & Bartók
Bartók, Hungarian Folk Songs (arr. for wind ensemble)
Debussy, Préludes: Book 1 (arr. for wind ensemble)
Debussy, Préludes: Book 2 (arr. for wind ensemble)
O'Neil, Robin, Bach’s Fizz Overture
Sun 14 Apr 2019 at 19:30
© Martin Lengemann
Blomstedt: Beethoven and Mozart
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Mozart, Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K550
Beethoven, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor