Classical music

Haydn's Seasons

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Joseph Haydn was born in an era when nature touched every part of life, and he died in an age of revolution.

It’s all there in his final masterpiece The Seasons: an irresistibly tuneful panorama of 18th-century life and love in all its bustling, earthy exuberance.

With its winter storms and whistling ploughmen, hymns of praise and booze-fuelled revels, this sequel to The Creation was inspired by Haydn’s time in London, and written specially to appeal to British audiences.

And it doesn’t come around all that often – so this performance with the London Philharmonic Choir under Vladimir Jurowski should be a real occasion.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Sophie Bevan soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams bass-baritone
London Philharmonic Choir


Haydn: The Seasons
-: (performed in English)

Dates & times

2 Mar 2019
Approximate run time: 160 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


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

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Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm, pre-concert talk. A discussion on Haydn's love affair with England which would not only leave a mark on the musical life of this country, but on the composer himself. Admission free.

At 6.15pm before the talk, Café Mozart perform two trios by Haydn on period instruments – one trio sent to London for publication prior to his arrival and the other composed in England and published after his departure. Café Mozart are Jonathan Morgan and Jenny Thomas (flutes), Ilana Cravitz (violin) and Ian Gammie (bass viol).

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)