Classical music

Merry Pranks

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

‘A goodly, portly man, of a cheerful look, a pleasing eye and a most noble carriage’.

And as this musical portrait of Falstaff lumbers humorously into life, you’ll hear Shakespeare’s fat knight transformed into pure Elgar.

Witty, stirring and surprisingly poignant, Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces; a fitting companion for the dazzling orchestral high-jinks of Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel.

And since both composers revered Brahms, the composer’s First Piano Concerto makes a perfect opener.

Vladimir Jurowski is joined by Yefim Bronfman, whose combination of gentleness and power is ideally suited to this epic – yet profoundly intimate – Concerto.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Yefim Bronfman piano


Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1
Elgar: Falstaff
R Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Dates & times

27 Apr 2019
Approximate run time: 130 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


£10 - £65
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£10, £14, £19, £25, £32, £39, £46, £65

Multi-buy discount
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.


25% off (limited availability)
Find out more about our Concessions policy

need to know

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)