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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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

Classical music
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

Classical music
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

Classical music
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

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

18 Mar 2017

Classical music
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

Classical music
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

Classical music
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

Classical music
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

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

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