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Classical Season 2017/18

23 Sep 2017 - 4 Jul 2018

Welcome to the 2017/18 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
Tue 24 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
William Whitehead performs two new commissions to ‘complete’ Bach’s Orgelbüchlein
William Whitehead performs two new commissions to ‘complete’ Bach’s Orgelbüchlein

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7:30 pm
Wed 25 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 25 Apr 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO performs Debussy’s sensuous Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.
The LPO performs Debussy’s sensuous Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.

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7:30 pm
Thu 26 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Benjamin Grosvenor enchanted audiences when he won the piano final of Young Musician of the Year.
Benjamin Grosvenor enchanted audiences when he won the piano final of Young Musician of the Year.
7:30 pm
Thu 26 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Apr 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents atmospheric music by Sibelius, Bruch and Elgar
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents atmospheric music by Sibelius, Bruch and Elgar

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7:30 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO performs Debussy’s sensuous Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.
The LPO performs Debussy’s sensuous Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.

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7:30 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The charismatic soprano Danielle de Niese joins with Menahem Pressler, Sir James Galway and Mark Simpson for an evening of musical reflections.
The charismatic soprano Danielle de Niese joins with Menahem Pressler, Sir James Galway and Mark...
7:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
7:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
As Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece turns 50, mark the occasion in a film screening with live soundtrack
As Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece turns 50, mark the occasion in a film screening with live...
1:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Classical music
Delve into the impact and legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution in talks, films and live music
Delve into the impact and legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution in talks, films and live music

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7:30 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
How did fear and repression manifest themselves in Shostakovich’s music?
How did fear and repression manifest themselves in Shostakovich’s music?

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7:30 pm
Wed 02 May 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 02 May 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Don’t miss the incomparable violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing with the LPO.
Don’t miss the incomparable violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing with the LPO.

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