Classical music

Legends of the North

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

High above the Atlantic breakers, the clifftop castle of Tintagel is the stuff of legend, and when Arnold Bax saw it he let his imagination soar.

Tonight’s concert begins with some of the most passionately romantic music ever written by a British composer.

It ends with Jean Sibelius gazing at a flight of swans in the sunset: the inspiration for his Fifth Symphony, and one of the simplest – but greatest – melodies ever written for orchestra.

Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä is simply unequalled in Sibelius – and the young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki has something marvellously fresh to say about Grieg’s much-loved Concerto, too.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä conductor
Jan Lisiecki piano


Bax: Tintagel - tone poem
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast, Suite from the Incidental music, Op.51; Symphony No.5

Dates & times

5 Apr 2019
Approximate run time: 125 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


£10 - £65
Booking fee: £2.50 (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)
These discounts are not available for the following concerts: Die Walküre, (27 Jan 2018) and Gala evening with Juan Diego Florez, (29 Mar 2019)