classical music

Belshazzar's Feast

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs British music with serious attitude, conducted by Marin Alsop.

In Leeds, in October 1931 William Walton took a huge choir and a giant symphony orchestra, added a couple of brass bands, and knocked his audience backwards.

Belshazzar’s Feast is definitely not your average oratorio: big, brassy and shamelessly pagan, it caused a scandal back then, and it can still set hairs on end today.

But then, music in this Isle of Noises has always been more emotional than you might think – and if anyone can find the tender soul of Elgar’s Enigma Variations, or the raw melancholy of Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad, it’s that unrivalled American Anglophile Marin Alsop.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marin Alsop conductor
Roderick Williams baritone
London Philharmonic Choir

Repertoire

Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Interval
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

Dates & times

9 Nov 2019
Approximate run time: 110 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£14, £25, £35, £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 2019/20 season.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: A performance by London Philharmonic Orchestra musicians and members of Crisis. Free.

Ticketing

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 2019/20 season.