classical music

Joshua Bell Plays Brahms

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

Joshua Bell is said to play 'like a god': he joins the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Lahav Shani to perform a pinnacle of the violin repertoire.

The first movement of Brahms' Violin Concerto brims with melodies of such spontaneity and freshness that they almost feel improvised.

The second opens with a gorgeously serene theme, played by the oboe and then taken up by the violin. And the third has a fiery Hungarian flavour, demanding the perfect balance of precision and freedom, energy and expressiveness from the soloist.

Bruckner's Symphony No.4 is an equally thrilling musical experience.

Written when Bruckner was 50, it was his first major success as an orchestral composer, and has been a gateway to his music for many listeners since.

It opens with a magical evocation of daybreak, announced by a lone horn, and paints a succession of scenes from the Austrian countryside Bruckner loved – a hunt, moments of prayer and song, and afternoon in the forest.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Lahav Shani conductor
Joshua Bell violin

Repertoire

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D
Bruckner: Symphony No.4 (Romantic)

Dates & times

11 Apr 2021
Approximate run time: 140 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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Ticketing

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 2020/21 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (13 December 2020), Gaspard’s Foxtrot (20 February 2021), Music of Today: Tyshawn Sorey and Music of Today: Víkingur Ólafsson (25 February 2021) and Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius (25 June 2021). Not available on Premium seats.

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.

Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: Enjoy 45 minutes of music for small ensemble, chosen and performed by members of the Philharmonia. Admission free