Classical music
Film Screening

Brief Encounter: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Part of Classical music

Experience David Lean's classic account of a muted affair, accompanied by live music from the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Celebrate Valentine's Day with this special screening of Brief Encounter, with the soundtrack performed by Southbank Centre's resident orchestra.

Lean's 1945 film traces the repressed infidelity of a married doctor and suburban housewife who meet on a train platform. It features Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2 at various points – indeed, the film was largely responsible for making this passionate work famous in the UK.

A complete performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2 precedes the screening, and the concert is introduced from the stage by the daughter of Celia Johnson, actor Lucy Fleming.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Dirk Brossé conductor
Alexandra Dariescu piano


Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2
Film screening: Brief Encounter

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Royal Festival Hall


£20 - £55
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
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Age recommendation
For ages 12+.

Sensitive content
Contains some scenes of an adult nature.