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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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7:00 pm
18 Oct 2017
7:00 pm | 18 Oct 2017
Classical music
Opera
The OAE performs Handel’s steamy, shocking opera Semele
The OAE performs Handel’s steamy, shocking opera Semele

Free

6:00 pm
19 Oct 2017
6:00 pm | 19 Oct 2017
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear music alive with unbridled joy in this opening programme
Hear music alive with unbridled joy in this opening programme

Free

7:30 pm
19 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 19 Oct 2017
Classical music
Orchestra
The Philharmonia performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s magical Scheherazade
The Philharmonia performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s magical Scheherazade
Carlos Miguel Prieto.London 10 October 2013.Intermusica
7:30 pm
21 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 21 Oct 2017
Classical music
Choral
The LPO reveals another side to Rossini in this performance of his Stabat Mater
The LPO reveals another side to Rossini in this performance of his Stabat Mater
12:00 pm
22 Oct 2017
12:00 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Classical music
Orchestra
Don’t miss the magical Gruffalo film sequel with live music by the LPO.
Don’t miss the magical Gruffalo film sequel with live music by the LPO.
7:30 pm
25 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 25 Oct 2017
Classical music
Choral
Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the LPO present music of war and peace in this emotional concert
Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the LPO present music of war and peace in this emotional concert

Free

6:00 pm
26 Oct 2017
6:00 pm | 26 Oct 2017
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
RCM students perform chamber music from the time of the Russian Revolution
RCM students perform chamber music from the time of the Russian Revolution

Free

7:30 pm
26 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 26 Oct 2017
Classical music
Orchestra
The talented young musicians of the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra perform early works by Russian composers
The talented young musicians of the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra perform early works by...
7:30 pm
27 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 27 Oct 2017
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO performs history-changing music with Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony
The LPO performs history-changing music with Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony
Various times
28 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Various times | 28 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Classical music
Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for the MS Society
Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for the MS Society

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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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