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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Opera
Sun, 06/04/2017 - 09:38
The lighting designer explains the concept behind English National Opera's performance of The Dream of Gerontius
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 10:20
Two household names from Indian classical music introduce their work
Chamber & Recital
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:08
Listen to a hand-picked collection of works by the brilliant Pavel Haas Quartet and young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin
Orchestra
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:50
A closer look at Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain with the Royal Academy of Music's Head of Composition
Orchestra
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:52
Hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, and its political significance, from the composer
Orchestra
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:08
Listen to a specially created Spotify playlist, giving a glimpse into the composer's eclectic taste
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:55
Hear the composer and musician discuss Rolf's new work and the excitement of working together across different genres of music
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:18
The award-winning pianist speaks to us ahead of his debut Southbank Centre performance
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:20
Hear the two artists discuss different approaches to Reich’s composition
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:43
The composer and solo percussionist take a look at Reich's joyous composition, Tehillim

29 Jun 2017

Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 29 Jun 2017
The Bach Choir presents the world premiere of their new James MacMillan commission

1 Jul 2017

Classical music
Opera
Various times, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
See the award-winning ENO Chorus and Orchestra in a concert staging of Elgar's greatest choral work

2 Jul 2017

Classical music
Opera
Various times, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
See the award-winning ENO Chorus and Orchestra in a concert staging of Elgar's greatest choral work

4 Jul 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:00 pm, 4 Jul 2017
Hear a concert of works by Bach and his contemporaries Rameau, JCF Fischer and Campra

12 Jul 2017

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
7:30 pm, 12 Jul 2017
Join us to hear five world premieres by Leverhulme Arts Scholars on the LPO Young Composers Programme

16 Jul 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
6:30 pm, 16 Jul 2017
Chineke! Orchestra return for their third year at Africa Utopia

22 Jul 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 22 Jul 2017
Three finalists battle it out as they compete in the concerto round of the 2017 competition

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21 Jun
Classical music
Orchestra
Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto acts as a beguiling prequel to Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony

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PSYCHO With London Philharmonic Orchestra Live
 Janet Leigh from the film PSYCHO
23 Jun
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
A cinematic masterpiece comes alive accompanied by the spine-tingling score performed live
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