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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 European 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)
Anders Hillborg: Sound Atlas (World premiere)
Erkki-Sven Tuur: Piccolo Concerto (Solastalgia) (UK premiere)
Louis Andriessen: Agamemnon (European premiere)
Helen Grime: Percussion Concerto (World premiere)

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Royal Festival Hall


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Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm, pre-concert talk – Behind the Baton with Marin Alsop. Join Marin Alsop as she explores the music of tonight's composers and shares her thoughts on the exciting future of classical music. Admission Free.

The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall at 9.30pm – Artists' Bar with Marin Alsop, Colin Currie and Helen Grime. Grab a drink after the concert and delve deeper into the music at this informal Q&A. 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)