classical music

Fantastic Symphony

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

The London Philharmonic Orchestra raises the curtain on its new season with a story of gothic horror and glittering excess.

‘Frustrated in love, a young musician of deep sensitivity and ardent imagination takes opium...’

With those words, Hector Berlioz set the scene for his Symphonie fantastique – a roof-raising musical phantasmagoria scored for the biggest orchestra the world had then seen.

It’s a gripping way for the LPO’s Principal Conductor Designate Edward Gardner to begin the orchestra’s new season.

First, though, Tchaikovsky’s hugely popular overture sets the emotional bar high, and the Grammy-winning bass-baritone Gerald Finley enters the luminous world of Lutoslawski’s Les Espaces du sommeil – music that inhabits a realm between dream and imagination.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner conductor
Gerald Finley bass-baritone

Repertoire

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture, Romeo & Juliet
Lutosławski: Les espaces du sommeil (Spaces of sleep) for baritone & orchestra
Interval
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Dates & times

23 Sep 2020
Approximate run time: 125 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.50 (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 2020/21 season.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

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.