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Southbank Centre Community Gamelan
A beginners' course in playing the gamelan.
An advanced class for gamelan musicians with more than four years' playing experience.
Royal Festival Hall
The Philharmonia perform music by Mozart, Beethoven and Elgar.
This intermediate course caters for gamelan students with at least two year's prior playing experience.
Karl Jenkins returns to Royal Festival Hall to conduct a concert of his own compositions.
Winds of Change
St John's Smith Square
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto rubs shoulders with the endangered bassoon
Brian Tyler Live: Film Music For Stars, Cars & Superheroes
Step into a world of the superhero with composer and conductor Brian Tyler
What You Need to Know about The Magic Flute
Level 5 Function Room
An in-depth session exploring Mozart's The Magic Flute
A novice class designed for complete newcomers to the gamelan, tutored by David McKenny.
Students from the Royal College of Music perform a programme celebrating Mozart's beloved comic opera.
A staged concert with Budapest Festival Orchestra and an international cast
A performance of Mozart's delightful opera, The Magic Flute
Plays Schubert, Brahms and Liszt
Paul Lewis performs music from two great Viennese composers and one from neighbouring Hungary
Stravinsky Series: Rituals
The opening concert of the Philharmonia Orchestra's series celebrating the work of Stravinsky
What You Need to Know about his Myths & Rituals
An in-depth session exploring the music of Stravinsky
Hear a choir of young people perform musical medleys in a concert hosted by Barnardo's.
Elements: Nielsen series
Carl Nielsen is one of music's great originals.
Music of Today
A portrait of Swiss composer Dieter Ammann.
Leading tabla player Zakir Hussain returns to Southbank Centre
India's Dr K J Yesudas returns to Southbank Centre after two decades
What You Need to Know about Music for 18 Musicians
An in-depth session exploring Steve Reich's Music For 18 Musicians
English Philharmonia & Chorus
English Philharmonia & Chorus perform Verdi’s Requiem – arguably the most powerful and popular requiem ever composed.
Performed by the Colin Currie Group with Synergy Vocals
Percussionist Colin Currie and his ensemble return with an all-Reich programme to celebrate the composer’s 80th birthday
The distinguished American pianist Richard Goode has forged an exceptional worldwide reputation across the decades
Stravinsky Series: Tales
Though he left Russia for good in 1914, Russia never left Stravinsky
Playing with Fire
Aurora Orchestra returns to explore the pursuit of power.
In a programme featuring Carmina Burana
Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit directs the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a selection of music to thrill
Creating partnerships old and new
The London Sinfonietta has been in an extended duet with Sir Harrison Birtwistle for over 45 years
Stravinsky Series: Faith
Stravinsky reconverted to the Orthodox faith in 1926.
A special show of classical music with dazzling lasers and special effects.
In 1876, The Bach Choir formed to give the first UK performance of Bach's Mass in B minor.
The very youngest music lovers are invited to these lively interactive workshops.
A Funharmonics event with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Margaret Phillips returns to Royal Festival Hall.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's birthday celebrations reach a climax with a concert performance of Weber's opera Der Freischütz
This much-loved British artist brings together a fascinating mix of works
Pablo Heras-Casado conducts music by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.
A special edition of Friday Lunch. Check back for details.
A Refugee Week Event
A Meltdown special for Refugee Week
Music of Today Composers Academy
A recital of new works as part of the Young Composers Academy.
Christoph von Dohnanyi
Beethoven and Pärt form a perfect musical pairing.
London Contemporary Orchestra
Experience works that expand the boundaries of music and listening on the first day of DEEP∞MINIMALISM festival
Join over 1,400 young performers from schools in the London Borough of Bexley.
What You Need to Know about The Ring Cycle
The first day of an in-depth course exploring Wagner's Ring Cycle
Saturday Day Pass
Discover the spectrum of deep listening, past and present: sounds which are radiant, enveloping; healing and playful
Africa Express presents
+ Damon Albarn + guests
Africa Express presents the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music
Sunday Day Pass
Explore tonal beauty and meditative listening with music by Laurie Spiegel, Pauline Oliveros and Eliane Radigue
Be captivated by the orchestral wizardry of The Firebird Suite and Song of the Nightingale at this all-Stravinsky concert.
What You Need to Know about The Ring Cycle
The second day of an in-depth course exploring Wagner's Ring Cycle
with Opera North
‘One of the most enthralling Wagner performances of recent years’ (The Guardian) comes to Royal Festival Hall
Think you hate opera but never actually seen one?
The story continues with Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)
Think you hate opera, but never actually seen one? Or have you wanted to go, but the tickets were too expensive?
The Art of Dining Present
A Taste of Opera
The third instalment of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle
Learn to play the anvil with our professional percussion tutor.
Opera Norths Children's Chorus
See Opera North Children’s Chorus perform a short work based on Norse myth and legend.
with English Pocket Opera Company
Find out how the ‘building blocks’ of opera are assembled to tell stories through music.
Bring your own instrument and join our scratch orchestra.
Wagner’s monumental musical drama reaches its overwhelming conclusion with Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)
Find out how our concert organ has been affected by Royal Festival Hall's acoustic refurbishment
Ludovico Einaudi returns to London after his March tour sold out in record time
Soloist: Nai Barghouti, Conductor: Sian Edwards
The Palestine Youth Orchestra comes to Royal Festival Hall for the final concert of its first ever UK tour
with Cape Town Opera & Chorus
The life of Nelson Mandela is brought to the stage in an epic operatic tribute
Chineke's debut concert last year was described as 'a significant moment in our cultural life'
Blue Room, Spirit Level
Enjoy an all-singing, all-dancing guide to Indian classical music over five sessions.
Double Bill Concert
Hear two of the world’s greatest classical traditions performed by some of their most skilled and imaginative exponents
Listen as legendary sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan reflects on his 50-year career
Roopa Panesar with Anindo Chatterjee
Enjoy morning ragas with Roopa Panesar in a space overlooking the River Thames
Double Bill Concert
Immerse yourself in a double bill of vocal-led Carnatic and Hindustani music
Come along and gently stretch, bend and twist while calming your mind in our easy-going classes
Morning Raga Time Travel
Hear Vishal Jain perform morning ragas against the backdrop of the River Thames in his UK debut
Join an all-female panel comprising three of India’s finest classical musicians
See a selection of Indian classical music’s contemporary greats in this special double-bill concert
The Virtual Orchestra
The Clore Ballroom
Get prepared for your class's visit to Universe of Sound and 360 Experience.
The Gloaming are carving new paths connecting the Irish folk tradition and the New York contemporary music scene.
Jurowski and Benedetti
The London Philharmonic Orchestra's new season comes to life in a concert of Debussy, Szymanowski and Bartók.
Take the best seat in the house: on stage in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Travel from Mars to Neptune, all inside the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Bring your group to one of our Universe of Sound and 360 Experience workshops.
On weekends families can come along to guided interactive tours through Universe of Sound.
Stravinsky Series: Myths
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an all-Stravinsky concert, with narration by legendary French actress Carole Bouquet
Bruckner's Fourth Symphony is paired with Beethoven's First Piano Concerto at this concert.
Stravinsky Series: Tragedy
Stravinsky's Oedipus rex and Symphony of Psalms are conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, in a performance featuring Sir Willard White
Over 50 years of iconic music
Hear iconic music celebrating the UK's most famous secret service agent
Kubrick In Depth
Stanley Kubrick was perhaps the most musical of all film-makers.
Following sell-out successes in 2010 and 2011, Southbank Centre presents 2001: A Space Odyssey with live music.
Jane Parker-Smith makes a triumphant return to the stage of Royal Festival Hall
The Independent has hailed young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor as 'one in a million – several million'
A Matter of Life and Death
A concert of works by Sibelius, Panufnik and Shostakovich
Weird and wonderful folk tales
Embark on a musical family adventure through the weird and wonderful world of Nordic folktales
Aurora Orchestra with Katherine Parkinson & Samuel West
Can music drive a man to murder? Experience a new piece of 'orchestral theatre' by one of the UK's leading playwrights
Mozart and Mahler
Mozart and Haydn meet Mahler in an evening of elegant music.
Images of Italy
The London Sinfonietta's 2016/17 season opens with music from three generations of Italian composers.
Land of Gold
Award-winning sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar returns to Southbank Centre
Holst's evocative and powerful planetary masterpiece crowns an evening of sublime music.
The Symphony Lives
Symphonies by Stravinsky and Henze bookmark this concert of 20th-century classics.
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Christoph von Dohnányi conducts Schubert's 'Unfinished' Eighth Symphony and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.
Music from the film Tous les matins du monde
Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations perform atmospheric early music from a movie starring Gérard Depardieu