Classical music
Orchestra

Herreweghe conducts Mozart & Bach

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Hear the sound of a 21st century orchestra transformed by conductor Philippe Herreweghe, one of the leading lights in the authentic interpretation of Baroque and Classical music.

Mozart’s final symphony, given the nickname ‘Jupiter’ by an enterprising London impresario, is regarded by many as the high point of the Classical period.

In its fourth movement Mozart pays homage to the music of Bach, and takes contrapuntal writing to new heights in a dazzling five-part fugue.

Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.3, scored for strings, trumpets, oboes and timpani, is a series of courtly dances – one of which gave us the melody now better known as ‘Air on the G string’.

Mendelssohn, a hugely influential advocate for Bach’s music, once played the first movement to Goethe, who said that he imagined ‘a procession of elegantly dressed people descending a great staircase.’

Bertrand Chamayou, described by The Guardian as ‘a remarkable musician’, joins the orchestra for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23.

Mozart wrote this to perform himself, and it displays the full range of his talent as both composer and performer. Sparkling outer movements frame an Adagio full of tender emotion.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Philippe Herreweghe conductor
Bertrand Chamayou piano

Repertoire

JS Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K.488
Interval
Mozart: Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)

Dates & times

21 Feb 2019
Approximate run time: 110 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£12, £19, £28, £36, £45, £58

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 -– 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2018/19 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Ticketing
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Moscow Nights (25 Oct 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas with King's College Choir (13 Dec 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas at the Movies (16 Dec 2018), Philharmonia at the Movies (14 Feb 2019) and Music of Today: Wu Wei Artist Portrait (5 Apr 2019).