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Classical Season

There’s nothing quite like experiencing a concert at the home of classical music.Travel the world, delve into the mysteries of the universe or see your favourite films afresh in our 2016/17 Classical Music season. With over 200 concerts, from the intimate to the epic, you'll find plenty to entice you.

Our 2016/17 Classical Music Season encompasses a rich variety of performances from the world's best artists who travel to the heart of London to perform. 

  • Explore humanity’s search for meaning through music, art and debate at Belief and Beyond Belief, a year-long festival presented in partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Watch cult and classic movies such as Hitchcock’s Psycho with live orchestral soundtracks in our Film Scores Live series.
  • Join Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as they delve into the music, from Beethoven to Boulez, that intrigues, touches and inspires them both, in the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Inspirations series.
  • Discover the best 21st-century classical music in concerts from the London Sinfonietta.
  • Hear the likes of Bach and Berlioz performed on period instruments by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
  • Let the Colin Currie Group transport you to Ghana and Israel with performances of Steve Reich’s Drumming and Tehillim – part of our International Chamber Music Series.
  • Hear Sir Antonio Pappano conduct the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome, written for the same ensemble a century ago.

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Orchestra
22 Jan
Led by Andris Nelsons, Mozart's last piano concerto comes together with Bruckner's final symphony

24 Jan

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Chamber & Recital
24 Jan
Stefanovich and Aimard perform deeply reflective music written for two pianos

25 Jan

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Orchestra
25 Jan
Explore 20th-century music's darker moments with works by Kancheli, Martinů and Vaughan Williams

27 Jan

Classical music
Orchestra
27 Jan
Women conductors, apply now to learn with Marin Alsop’s and conduct the BCC Concert Orchestra

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Classical music
Orchestra
27 Jan
Join us as Marin Alsop leads a masterclass for women conductors, with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Classical music
Orchestra
27 Jan
Listen to the finest works of one of the world's best-loved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

28 Jan

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Orchestra
28 Jan
Discover if and how the pressure of being under scrutiny from Stalin shows in Shostakovich's piece
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Orchestra
28 Jan
The French baroque, jazz-era Paris and 1980s America collide in this LPO concert

29 Jan

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Orchestra
29 Jan
The St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra presents an evening of Russian masterworks

30 Jan

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Contemporary Classical
30 Jan
Paul Thomas Anderson's Oscar-winning film is accompanied by a live orchestral performance

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Royal Festival Hall Cushion
Beethovens Missa Solemnis Recording

LPO Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

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