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Classical Season 2018/19

September 2018 - July 2019

Welcome to the 2018/19 classical season at Southbank Centre.

This season’s highlights include: two concerts from Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the first performances of Stockhausen’s Donnerstag aus Licht in the UK since 1985; Mitsuko Uchida performing two Mozart piano concertos with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra; recitals from Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang, Maurizio Pollini, and Pierre-Laurent Aimard; a festival of new music by international composers featuring London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Aurora Orchestra and Claire Chase; as well as the European premiere of a new work from Philip Glass, in tribute to the chameleon genius of pop mastermind David Bowie.

Explore all our concerts and series below. For downloadable, print-at-home listings, you can also use our 2018/19 season at-a-glance document:

All this, plus free events, pre-concert talks, live-screenings, workshops and study days from the most exciting artists, conductors, orchestras and ensembles the world over.

Download 2018/19 Classical Season at-a-glance PDF

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2:00 pm
Sun 16 Sep 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 16 Sep 2018
Classical music
Get all your pressing classical music questions answered in this interactive concert experience
Get all your pressing classical music questions answered in this interactive concert experience
3:00 pm
Sun 16 Sep 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 16 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
An all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza celebrating his greatest works
An all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza celebrating his greatest works
4:00 pm
Sun 16 Sep 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 16 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Aurora Orchestra conjure spirits and myths from Frankenstein to Beethoven in this phantasmagoria
Aurora Orchestra conjure spirits and myths from Frankenstein to Beethoven in this phantasmagoria
17 Sep - 21 Sep 2018
Classical music
Join this essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about Indian classical music
Join this essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about Indian...

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7:30 pm
Wed 19 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 19 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Stephen Cleobury performs profoundly expressive music by Herbert Howells
Stephen Cleobury performs profoundly expressive music by Herbert Howells
6:30 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
6:30 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Classical music
Enjoy a double bill of music featuring slide guitar and North Indian violin
Enjoy a double bill of music featuring slide guitar and North Indian violin
Kumar Bose and Tejendra Majumdar
5:30 pm
Sun 23 Sep 2018
5:30 pm | Sun 23 Sep 2018
Classical music
An evening of iconic sitar and one of India’s finest khayal vocalists
An evening of iconic sitar and one of India’s finest khayal vocalists

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7:30 pm
Tue 25 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 25 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries

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7:30 pm
Wed 26 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh

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Free

6:00 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear two contemporary vocal works with connections to Schoenberg's masterpiece, Erwartung
Hear two contemporary vocal works with connections to Schoenberg's masterpiece, Erwartung

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