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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.
  • Experience Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony or Holst’s The Planets from among the musicians in the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Virtual Orchestra installations.
  • 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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Choral
11 Dec
Get in a festive mood with a selection of carols from the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Bach Choir

14 Dec

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Orchestra
14 Dec
Intensity and romance feature at this concert of music by Glinka, Chopin and Rachmaninoff

15 Dec

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Choral
15 Dec
The Winchester Cathedral Choir joins the Philharmonia Orchestra to perform Christmas classics

7 Jan

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Orchestra
7 Jan
Over 160 of the best British teenage musicians present an evening of powerful, inspirational music

8 Jan

Dance
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8 Jan
Spend an afternoon enjoying all your favourite waltzes, polkas and songs from the Strauss era

13 Jan

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Orchestra
13 Jan
Ray Chen performs Brahms' Violin Concerto, in a programme also featuring his dramatic First Symphony

19 Jan

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Contemporary Classical
19 Jan
Expect playful and zany works from the oeuvre of Austrian rising star Bernd Richard Deutsch
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Orchestra
19 Jan
Andris Nelsons conducts Bruckner's majestic Fifth Symphony

21 Jan

Composer, Vladimir Jurowski

Free

Classical music
21 Jan
Hear the LPO’s Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski discuss Beethoven’s powerful Fidelio
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Orchestra
21 Jan
Beethoven loved his only opera, Fidelio, more than anything he ever wrote – find out why

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Royal Festival Hall Cushion

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Beethovens Missa Solemnis Recording

LPO Beethoven's Missa Solemnis