Our 2016/17 Classical Music Season features a rich variety of performances for both seasoned concert-goers and first-time audiences. From our Resident Orchestras, star guests, new music and free concerts, Southbank Centre truly is the home of classical music in London.

Throughout the year, orchestras and ensembles bring music from around the world to Southbank Centre. Explore science and religion through music at our brand new festival, Belief and Beyond Belief and hear your favourite film soundtracks performed by amazing orchestras in our Film Scores Live series. There's plenty on offer for chamber music lovers, along with the International Piano Series concerts and the International Organ Series, which showcases the Royal Festival Hall organ.

Encompassing masterworks by legendary composers and experimental modern classics, the season has something to inspire, intrigue and amaze everyone who walks through our doors.

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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

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
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

6 Apr 2017

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
6:00 pm, 6 Apr 2017
The inimitable style of great Danish composer Bent Sørensen comes to life in this performance
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 6 Apr 2017
Jakub Hrůša joins Sergey Khachatryan for the dazzling feat of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

7 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 7 Apr 2017
Britten-Pears Orchestra performs with conductor Marin Alsop and soloist Colin Currie

8 Apr 2017

audience at a discussion group

Free

Classical music
5:15 pm, 8 Apr 2017
Stephen Johnson and David Constantine discuss Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 8 Apr 2017
Multiple choirs, world-class soloists and the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform Mahler's Eighth

10 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 10 Apr 2017
The Duet Philharmonic Orchestra performs Mahler's Fifth Symphony

11 Apr 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 11 Apr 2017
Yuja Wang rose to prominence as a teen, championed by conductors Claudio Abbado and Gustavo Dudamel

13 Apr 2017

Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 13 Apr 2017
Vasily Petrenko takes the helm to conduct Verdi's momentous Requiem in this RPO concert

17 Apr 2017

Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 17 Apr 2017
Eight of the world's leading youth choirs perform Jonathan Dove's humanist cantata There Was A Child

18 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:00 pm, 18 Apr 2017
Star violinist Isabelle Faust performs two of Mozart's violin concertos and Haydn's Symphony No.49

19 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 19 Apr 2017
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra explores the innocent realms of childhood fairy tales

23 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
3:00 pm, 23 Apr 2017
The haunting beauty of Elgar's Cello Concerto sits alongside Holst's planetary masterpiece

26 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 26 Apr 2017
Hear music by Wagner and Bruckner's Symphony No.7 at this concert, conducted by Marek Janowski

27 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 27 Apr 2017
Hear George Haas' "in vain", an extraordinary work where darkness and light collide

28 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 28 Apr 2017
From JS Bach to Richard Strauss, the LPO performs transcendence-seeking works inspired by faith

29 Apr 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
12:00 pm, 29 Apr 2017
Explore two masterworks from Steve Reich, which were inspired by human rituals
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
12:00 pm, 29 Apr 2017
Explore two masterworks from Steve Reich, which were inspired by human rituals
Classical music
Gigs
2:30 pm, 29 Apr 2017
Celebrate the late, great Frank Sinatra at this afternoon of music, song and dance
Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 29 Apr 2017
An evening of popular classics, crowned with a jubilant flag-waving Proms Finale

30 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
12:00 pm, 30 Apr 2017
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents FUNharmonics, especially for children aged 6 and up
Classical music
Orchestra
10:15 am, 30 Apr 2017
Join us for a morning of events for youngsters, from the musicians of the OAE.

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