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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-opened 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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7:45 pm
Mon 25 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Mon 25 Jun 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Talented young pianists perform works by Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, and more
Talented young pianists perform works by Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, and more

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7:00 pm
Tue 26 Jun 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 26 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The OAE and dancers recreate the sounds and sights of Versailles
The OAE and dancers recreate the sounds and sights of Versailles

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 28 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Salonen conducts Schoenberg's operatic tale of love and jealousy.
Salonen conducts Schoenberg's operatic tale of love and jealousy.
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3:00 pm
Sun 01 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
Hear Carmina Burana and Les Noces sung in English by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Hear Carmina Burana and Les Noces sung in English by Crouch End Festival Chorus
7:45 pm
Tue 03 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 03 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.

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Multi-buy discount

7:00 pm
Wed 04 Jul 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 04 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
Sir András Schiff and the OAE perform magical and playful works by Haydn.
Sir András Schiff and the OAE perform magical and playful works by Haydn.
7:30 pm
Mon 09 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 09 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear new works by the brightest young composers
Hear new works by the brightest young composers
Photo of two pianists performing as Four Hands One Steinway at Southbank Centre
7:45 pm
Tue 10 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 10 Jul 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Be in safe hands with Waka Hasegawa and Joseph Tong’s programme of piano duets, old and new
Be in safe hands with Waka Hasegawa and Joseph Tong’s programme of piano duets, old and new
7:45 pm
Thu 12 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Thu 12 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
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.