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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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7:30 pm
25 Jan 2018
7:30 pm | 25 Jan 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Escape with Spielberg’s masterpiece, with score performed live by a full symphony orchestra
Escape with Spielberg’s masterpiece, with score performed live by a full symphony orchestra

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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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