Classical music

London Philharmonic Orchestra: The Rite of Spring

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, which changed the course of modern music at its premiere in Paris in 1913.

It wasn’t just that a riot broke out. The rhythmic power and primal energy of Stravinsky’s volcanic score are so ferocious that a century later we’re still dealing with the aftershock. With Juanjo Mena conducting, this should be electrifying.

Benedetto Lupo, meanwhile, is the soloist in the dark, defiant Piano Concerto that Ravel wrote for a pianist who lost an arm in the Great War. This is music at its most uncompromising. In its quieter way, Debussy’s sensuous Printemps is every bit as subversive.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Juanjo Mena conductor
Benedetto Lupo piano


Debussy: Printemps, symphonic suite
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the left hand
Frederick Delius: Idylle de printemps
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

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Royal Festival Hall


£10 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk: Behind the Baton. Join Juanjo Mena as he explores Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, answers your questions and reveals where Stravinsky sits in his top five picks. Admission free.

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)

The following concerts are not included in this offer: Meow Meow and London Philharmonic Orchestra: More Pandemonium... With a Festive Twist (4 Dec 2017) and A Golden Gala Evening: London Philharmonic Orchestra (27 Jan 2017).