Classical music

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When Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise, said that Britain was one of the best places in the world to make new music, this is exactly the sort of thing he was talking about.

A young German composer who has found his voice in London.

The UK premiere of Louis Andriessen’s Agamemnon.

A new showpiece for percussion phenomenon Colin Currie, from one of the most powerful young British talents.

The LPO’s own Principal Piccolo introduces a new concerto from Estonia, before the whole ensemble presents the world premiere of a new work by cult Swedish composer Anders Hillborg.

This is musical history in the making: you heard it here first.

London Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with Southbank Centre.

Helen Grime's Percussion Concerto is commissioned by Southbank Centre, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Chamber Orchestra.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marin Alsop conductor
Stewart McIlwham piccolo
Colin Currie percussion


Arne Gieshoff: Burr (World premiere)
Erkki-Sven Tuur: Piccolo Concerto (Solastalgia) (UK premiere)
Helen Grime: Percussion Concerto (World premiere)
Louis Andriessen: Agamemnon (UK premiere)
Anders Hillborg: New work (World premiere)

Dates & times

16 Jan 2019
Approximate run time: 115 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


£10 - £46
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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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). Events must be in the 2018/19 season.


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Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm, pre-concert talk. Behind the baton. Marin Alsop explores the music of the evening's concert and shares her thoughts on the exciting future of classical music. Admission free.

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)