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.

Happy to see @santa_cecilia and Pappano return to London during #Classical1617 season @southbankcentre following sold-out concert in 2014!
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Composer, Vladimir Jurowski

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

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Classical music
Orchestra
22 Jan
Led by Andris Nelsons, Mozart's last piano concerto comes together with Bruckner's final symphony

24 Jan

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
24 Jan
Stefanovich and Aimard perform deeply reflective music written for two pianos

25 Jan

Classical music
Orchestra
25 Jan
Explore 20th-century music's darker moments with works by Kancheli, Martinů and Vaughan Williams

27 Jan

Classical music
Orchestra
27 Jan
Women conductors, apply now to learn with Marin Alsop’s and conduct the BCC Concert Orchestra

Free

Classical music
Orchestra
27 Jan
Join us as Marin Alsop leads a masterclass for women conductors, with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Classical music
Orchestra
27 Jan
Listen to the finest works of one of the world's best-loved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

28 Jan

Classical music
Orchestra
28 Jan
Discover if and how the pressure of being under scrutiny from Stalin shows in Shostakovich's piece
Classical music
Orchestra
28 Jan
The French baroque, jazz-era Paris and 1980s America collide in this LPO concert

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