classical music

Infinity and Beyond

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Infinite delights await in music by Adams, Strauss and Mendelssohn presented by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

‘Wild Nights! Wild Nights! Done with the compass – done with the chart!’

And so, to the words of Emily Dickinson, John Adams’ choral symphony Harmonium lifts off into realms of pure sonic ecstasy.

Under Edward Gardner, this rare London performance makes a sumptuous, surging showcase for the orchestra’s superb London Philharmonic Choir – and the perfect modern counterpart to the heaven-storming fanfares of Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra.

Everyone knows the spectacular beginning, but Strauss was out to tell ‘the entire story of humanity’ in orchestral music, and the result is never less than astonishing.

Mendelssohn’s seafaring overture offers a glimpse of calmer horizons.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner conductor
London Philharmonic Choir

Repertoire

R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Interval
Mendelssohn: Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
John Adams: Harmonium

Dates & times

Approximate run time: 110 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
    • Sat 26 September 2020
      • 7:30 pm
        cancelled

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£14, £25, £35, £46, £65

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Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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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 2020/21 season.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.