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Classical Season 2017/18

23 Sep 2017 - 4 Jul 2018

Welcome to a new season of classical music at Southbank Centre. Visits from Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker, and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim, are among the highlights of a rich and varied season.

In spring 2018 we re-open the refurbished and upgraded Queen Elizabeth Hall. We're celebrating with new music from Sir Harrison Birtwistle, and looking back at milestones in the venue's history with performances of Steve Reich's Different Trains and Schubert's Trout Quintet.

We're proud to announce pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard as our newest Associate Artist. He has programmed Ligeti in Wonderland, a weekend of concerts and talks where you can step inside the adventurous world of this pioneering composer.

The Orgelbüchlein Project – a mission to complete Bach's set of organ miniatures, and two tasters from the Berliner Philharmoniker's tapas series – commissions under six minutes long, bring you brief encounters with the music of the 21st century.

Many of this year's concerts form part of two festivals: Belief and Beyond Belief explores what it means to be human in the 21st century, and Nordic Matters takes a look at what's happening in Nordic art, culture and society.

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Alexander Ardakov piano
7:45 pm
30 Apr 2018
7:45 pm | 30 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Marking the Queen’s 92nd birthday with immortal romantic masterpieces and Beethoven
Marking the Queen’s 92nd birthday with immortal romantic masterpieces and Beethoven
7:45 pm
1 May 2018
7:45 pm | 1 May 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Remember Debussy 100 years after his death, with singers Claire Booth and Susa Bickley
Remember Debussy 100 years after his death, with singers Claire Booth and Susa Bickley
7:00 pm
2 May 2018
7:00 pm | 2 May 2018
Classical music
Discover an up and coming classical musician, introduced by a world renowned artist.
Discover an up and coming classical musician, introduced by a world renowned artist.
7:45 pm
14 May 2018
7:45 pm | 14 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Reiko Fujisawa performs Bach’s masterpiece alongside works by Takemitsu and Adès
Reiko Fujisawa performs Bach’s masterpiece alongside works by Takemitsu and Adès
7:45 pm
21 May 2018
7:45 pm | 21 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear repertoire for eight hands at two pianos as Piano40 return to the London stage
Hear repertoire for eight hands at two pianos as Piano40 return to the London stage
7:45 pm
30 May 2018
7:45 pm | 30 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Be captivated by celebrated Spanish pianist Judith Jauregui.
Be captivated by celebrated Spanish pianist Judith Jauregui.
7:45 pm
9 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | 9 Jun 2018
Classical music
Hear Telemann’s greatest chamber works, the Paris Quartets, juxtaposed with Bach’s trio sonatas in this concert.
Hear Telemann’s greatest chamber works, the Paris Quartets, juxtaposed with Bach’s trio sonatas...
7:45 pm
14 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | 14 Jun 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Immerse yourself in a Carnatic concert featuring renowned veena artist, Jayanthi Kumaresh.
Immerse yourself in a Carnatic concert featuring renowned veena artist, Jayanthi Kumaresh.
7:45 pm
3 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | 3 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
See some of the exceptionally talented musicians enrolled at London conservatoires in this concert.
See some of the exceptionally talented musicians enrolled at London conservatoires in this concert.
7:45 pm
12 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | 12 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Tarang’s new sound as they debut tracks from their new album.
Hear Tarang’s new sound as they debut tracks from their new album.

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14 Oct
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear 20th-century music that explores spirituality as part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival

Paul Lewis credit Josep Molina

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Paul Lewis credit Josep Molina
IPS 2017/18
23 Jan
Classical music
Enjoy a performance by one of today's most celebrated interpreters of Classical repertoire
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