Resident at Southbank Centre
In 2012/13 the Orchestra is proud to celebrate its 80th anniversary season. Throughout 2013 we are collaborating with the Southbank Centre on an exciting festival based on Alex Ross’s book, The Rest Is Noise, charting the 20th-century’s key works in music and their relationship to the political turmoil of the century.
Season highlights include thought-provoking programmes from Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski, who conducts rarely heard treasures by Zemlinsky, Schoenberg, Shchedrin and musical-theatre master, Kurt Weill, as well as three concerts based around the theme of War and Peace, one each with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Russian National Orchestra and one concert of the two orchestras together.
Principal Guest Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Haydn and Richard Strauss; Marin Alsop concentrates on the 20th-century American musical landscape and we welcome back much-loved regular artists including Sir Mark Elder, Christoph Eschenbach, Osmo Vänskä, Christian Tetzlaff and Lawrence Power.
We continue to champion new music, giving the UK premiere of Carl Vine’s Second Piano Concerto with Piers Lane.
Do join us for another vibrant and diverse season of concerts.