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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
Wed 21 Feb 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 21 Feb 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO performs Stravinsky’s legendary The Rite of Spring
The LPO performs Stravinsky’s legendary The Rite of Spring

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7:30 pm
Fri 23 Feb 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 23 Feb 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the LPO play Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade alongside Elgar’s Cello Concerto
Hear the LPO play Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade alongside Elgar’s Cello Concerto
2:30 pm
Sat 24 Feb 2018
2:30 pm | Sat 24 Feb 2018
Classical music
Dance & Performance
Dive into an all-Gershwin extravaganza of music, song and dance, back by popular demand.
Dive into an all-Gershwin extravaganza of music, song and dance, back by popular demand.
7:30 pm
Sat 24 Feb 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 24 Feb 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Celebrate the finest works of one of the world’s best-loved composers.
Celebrate the finest works of one of the world’s best-loved composers.

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12:00 pm
Sun 25 Feb 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 25 Feb 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Join us for a super-sized orchestral party celebrating the best of young music-making
Join us for a super-sized orchestral party celebrating the best of young music-making

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7:30 pm
Mon 26 Feb 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 26 Feb 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Daniel Cook performs Louis Vierne’s grand Sixth Organ Symphony
Daniel Cook performs Louis Vierne’s grand Sixth Organ Symphony

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7:00 pm
Tue 27 Feb 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 27 Feb 2018
Classical music
Opera
What wins out, love or duty? Find out as the OAE tells a classic story set to music by Haydn
What wins out, love or duty? Find out as the OAE tells a classic story set to music by Haydn

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7:30 pm
Wed 28 Feb 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 28 Feb 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the LPO perform Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, conducted by Vasily Petrenko
Hear the LPO perform Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, conducted by Vasily Petrenko
IPS 2017/18

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7:30 pm
Wed 28 Feb 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 28 Feb 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg first rose to prominence while still in his teens
The Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg first rose to prominence while still in his teens
7:30 pm
Thu 01 Mar 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 01 Mar 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Mark the Year of the Dog with conductor Long Yu’s Chinese New Year Celebration concert
Mark the Year of the Dog with conductor Long Yu’s Chinese New Year Celebration concert
12:00 pm
Sat 03 Mar 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 03 Mar 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Take an in-depth look at Stephen Sondheim’s extensive musical career
Take an in-depth look at Stephen Sondheim’s extensive musical career

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7:30 pm
Sat 03 Mar 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 03 Mar 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Diana Damrau and the LPO perform Strauss’ Four Last Songs.
Diana Damrau and the LPO perform Strauss’ Four Last Songs.
7:30 pm
Sun 04 Mar 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 04 Mar 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Carl Davis conducts his own scores for two gems of Hollywood’s silent era
Carl Davis conducts his own scores for two gems of Hollywood’s silent era
7:30 pm
Tue 06 Mar 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 06 Mar 2018
Classical music
Choral
Travel from darkness to light in works connected by the common theme of seeking salvation
Travel from darkness to light in works connected by the common theme of seeking salvation
IPS 2017/18

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7:30 pm
Tue 13 Mar 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 13 Mar 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Maurizio Pollini is revered worldwide as today's towering elder statesman of the piano
Maurizio Pollini is revered worldwide as today's towering elder statesman of the piano
7:30 pm
Thu 15 Mar 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 15 Mar 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
See the BBC Concert Orchestra in the European premiere of this newly orchestrated musical revue
See the BBC Concert Orchestra in the European premiere of this newly orchestrated musical revue

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1:00 pm
Fri 16 Mar 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 16 Mar 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Get some experimental instrumental music with your lunch
Get some experimental instrumental music with your lunch
7:30 pm
Fri 16 Mar 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 16 Mar 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Spend an evening with the superb Philharmonia Orchestra in an all-Beethoven concert
Spend an evening with the superb Philharmonia Orchestra in an all-Beethoven concert

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7:30 pm
Sat 17 Mar 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 17 Mar 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Pianist Daniil Trifonov joins forces with Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO to perform Tchaikovsky
Pianist Daniil Trifonov joins forces with Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO to perform Tchaikovsky
11:00 am
Sun 18 Mar 2018
11:00 am | Sun 18 Mar 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The Bach Choir return for their annual performance of St Matthew Passion.
The Bach Choir return for their annual performance of St Matthew Passion.

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