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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Orchestra
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:50
The composer and Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music gives an in-depth guide to Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain
Orchestra
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:52
We hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, its political significance and more about the composer
Orchestra
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:08
Listen to a selection of music for a glimpse into the composer's eclectic taste
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 artitsts speak about a work influenced by drumming music from Ghana
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:43
The composer and solo percussionist discuss Reich's joyous Tehillim
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 18:01
Hear Mica Levi talk about her approach to music-making
Contemporary Classical
Classical music
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 17:50
The composer and musician tells us about her musical style, fears and best musical joke
Contemporary Classical
Classical music
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:11
Composer and musician Mica Levi shares the musical influences behind her score to Under the Skin
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:54
Hear the percussionist in conversation with Southbank Centre's Director of Music, Gillian Moore MBE

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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
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.

1 May 2017

Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 1 May 2017
One of the most popular choral works in the world, Brahms' Requiem is the perfect May Day treat

2 May 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:00 pm, 2 May 2017
Hear the Brandenburg Concertos, six Baroque masterpieces that need no introduction, at this concert

3 May 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 3 May 2017
Alexander Gavrylyuk makes his debut in the International Piano Series

4 May 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 4 May 2017
Hear works by Boulez and Debussy, including Aimard's interpretation of Fantasie

5 May 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 5 May 2017
The Colin Currie Group and Synergy Vocals perform music by Steve Reich

6 May 2017

audience members at a Pre-Concert Talk

Free

Classical music
6:15 pm, 6 May 2017
Dr Benjamin Walton leads a discussion on how Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 6 May 2017
Hear Beethoven's Ninth – not just another symphony, but an experience with the power to change lives

7 May 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 7 May 2017
Star pianists Tamara Stefanovich and Pierre-Laurent Aimard perform Bartók's Concerto

11 May 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 11 May 2017
The Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia returns after a sell-out appearance in 2014

13 May 2017

Classical music
Opera
12:00 pm, 13 May 2017
Take an in-depth look at Bartók's cruel and brilliant opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Classical music
Orchestra
2:30 pm, 13 May 2017
Swing back in time with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, one of the UK's greatest big bands
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 13 May 2017
Hear show-stopping hits from the world's best-loved musicals

19 May 2017

Classical music
Opera
7:30 pm, 19 May 2017
Myth, music and dance meet in this extravagant operatic show

23 May 2017

Classical music
Opera
5:00 pm, 23 May 2017
The Budapest Festival Orchestra presents Bartók's dark opera, steeped in Hungarian folk tradition

25 May 2017

Free

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
6:00 pm, 25 May 2017
Beethoven's charming Op. 20 Septet is scored for clarinet, horn, bassoon and strings
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 25 May 2017
Herbert Blomstedt returns to the Philharmonia to conduct Beethoven's rhythmic Seventh Symphony

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