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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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Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 24 Feb 2017
A massed choir combines with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform the mighty Carmina Burana

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Orchestra
7:30 pm, 25 Feb 2017
The BBC Concert Orchestra explores the representation of death in music for film and theatre

27 Feb 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 27 Feb 2017
Marin Alsop makes a welcome return to conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

28 Feb 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 28 Feb 2017
Pianist Boris Berezovsky is lauded for his extraordinary technical accomplishments and poetic flair

2 Mar 2017

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
6:00 pm, 2 Mar 2017
Celebrate the centenary of Korean composer Isang Yun,who became a leading figure in his German exile
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 2 Mar 2017
Pablo Heras-Casado and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform music by Stravinsky, Ravel and Falla

4 Mar 2017

Krzysztof  Penderecki

Free

Classical music
6:15 pm, 4 Mar 2017
One of the most important living composers speaks about his work
Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 4 Mar 2017
Hear Penderecki's St Luke Passion, a powerful choral retelling of the last days of Christ

5 Mar 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
3:00 pm, 5 Mar 2017
The Philharmonia Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's moving Sixth Symphony

6 Mar 2017

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Orchestra
7:30 pm, 6 Mar 2017
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo perform Takemitsu’s Requiem for strings and Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

9 Mar 2017

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Orchestra
7:30 pm, 9 Mar 2017
Hear Prokofiev's Classical Symphony and First Violin Concerto, with soloist Frank Peter Zimmermann

14 Mar 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 14 Mar 2017
Pianist Maurizio Pollini performs Beethoven in the second of two Royal Festival Hall recitals

15 Mar 2017

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Orchestra
7:30 pm, 15 Mar 2017
Take a trip back to the 70s in this LPO concert of sonic experiments by Gavin Bryars and Steve Reich

16 Mar 2017

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Orchestra
7:30 pm, 16 Mar 2017
Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Elgar's First Symphony

18 Mar 2017

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Choral
7:30 pm, 18 Mar 2017
An all-Beethoven concert culminates with the 'Choral' Symphony and its climactic 'Ode to Joy'

19 Mar 2017

Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 19 Mar 2017
Hear the BBC Concert Orchestra, Radio 3's Matthew Sweet and Crouch End Festival Chorus perform

20 Mar 2017

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Orchestra
7:00 pm, 20 Mar 2017
Steven Isserlis plays Haydn's Cello Concerto at this Orchestra of the Age Enlightenment concert

22 Mar 2017

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Orchestra
7:30 pm, 22 Mar 2017
Experience the passion of Bruckner's unfinished Ninth Symphony, conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste

23 Mar 2017

Violinist

Free

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
6:00 pm, 23 Mar 2017
Throughout his life, Dvorák wrote a significant number of chamber works
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 23 Mar 2017
The Philharmonia Orchestra performs Brahms' songful Second Piano Concerto and Fourth Symphony

25 Mar 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 25 Mar 2017
Mozart's Requiem is paired with a dazzlingly different vision of the afterlife by Richard Strauss

29 Mar 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 29 Mar 2017
International Chopin Competition winner Yulianna Avdeeva performs piano works by Beethoven and Lizst

1 Apr 2017

Classical music
Performance
7:30 pm, 1 Apr 2017
Witness a fitting celebration of the iconic film scores of John Williams.

2 Apr 2017

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Choral
11:00 am, 2 Apr 2017
The Bach Choir presents its annual performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion, sung in English

4 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 4 Apr 2017
A screening of Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, accompanied by the London Sinfonietta

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