Classical music

Concerto for Orchestra

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Exiled from his beloved Hungary, Béla Bartók was lonely, impoverished and critically ill. His response? The mightiest shout of joy in all 20th-century music.

His Concerto for Orchestra isn’t just a showpiece for an orchestra at the top of its game; it’s a celebration of the human spirit.

It tells a compelling story – just like Sibelius’s musical retelling of an ancient Finnish legend, and Dvořák’s radiant, hugely underrated Piano Concerto: a red-blooded romance for an orchestra and a pianist with poetry in their fingers.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard loves this piece; and with Karina Canellakis, winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, on the podium, it promises to dance as well as sing.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Karina Canellakis conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano


Sibelius: Pohjola's daughter
Dvořák: Piano Concerto
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

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Royal Festival Hall


£10 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£10, £14, £19, £25, £32, £39, £46, £65

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 4 events (10% discount); 5 – 7 events (15% discount); 8 – 10 events (20% discount); 11 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2018/19 season.


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Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 4 events (10% discount)
5 – 7 events (15% discount)
8 – 10 events (20% discount)
11 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available for the following concerts: Die Walküre, (27 Jan 2018) and Gala evening with Juan Diego Florez, (29 Mar 2019)