Classical music

Brahms & Beethoven

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Experience two undisputed masterpieces in the hands of Lahav Shani, one of today’s most exciting young conductors.

The story goes that Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto got its nickname from a comment by an officer in Napoleon’s army, who attended one of the first performances and declared it ‘an Emperor of a concerto’.

Still in his twenties, Lahav Shani has gone from strength to strength since winning the Gustav Mahler conducting competition in 2013.

He makes a welcome return to the Philharmonia to conduct two works that came to define the Romantic era.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Lahav Shani conductor
Francesco Piemontesi piano


Weber: Overture, Oberon
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor)
Brahms: Symphony No.1

Dates & times

4 Nov 2018
Approximate run time: 130 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Moscow Nights (25 Oct 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas with King's College Choir (13 Dec 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas at the Movies (16 Dec 2018), Philharmonia at the Movies (14 Feb 2019) and Music of Today: Wu Wei Artist Portrait (5 Apr 2019).