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International Orchestra Series

Experience great orchestras and ensembles from around the world at Southbank Centre.

The music of the 2016/17 International Orchestra Series evokes a diversity of places and stories. Let the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia transport you to Rome with Respighi's colourful and evocative odes to the heart of Italy, and experience Bartok's opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle, steeped in the folk traditions of Hungary.

Cape Town Opera present the tale of one of the world's most iconic figures in the Mandela Trilogy, or Les Siècles performing the enchanting music of early 20th-century France.

There’s also a chance to see some of the most outstanding soloists performing today: Mitsuko Uchida marks the beginning of a three-year collaboration with Southbank Centre, joining the Mahler Chamber Orchestra for two of Mozart’s great concertos, and Martha Argerich joins the St Petersburg Philharmonic for an evening of Russian masterworks.

And why not discover some of classical music’s future stars? Conducted by the inspiring Marin Alsop, and featuring a performance by leading percussionist Colin Currie, the European Union Youth Orchestra presents music from Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

We look forward to welcoming you to Southbank Centre for an extraordinary year of music.

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Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:33
Pluto, one of our volunteer gardeners, tells us what Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden means to him.
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:26
Hear the composer and musician explore the themes of unity and division behind her new work
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:51
Take a look back at the most memorable moments from M.I.A.’s Meltdown festival
Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:30
Find out about the joint campaign launched by Southbank Centre and Long Live Southbank
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 17:10
Reviews, tweets and more from midweek at M.I.A.’s Meltdown
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:09
Mohamed Sarrar, of Borderline, shares his experience of escaping Sudan as a refugee.
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:23
The electronic artist and composer on the inspiration for Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:47
Take a look at some of the best Instagram photos taken at M.I.A.'s Meltdown
Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:44
See how our brutalist arts venues are changing
Tue, 06/13/2017 - 19:16
See exclusive video from Young Fathers performance at M.I.A.'s Meltdown

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Performers at Southbank Centre, for Harmonise: Refugee Week

Free

Gigs
Folk & World
1:00 pm, 23 Jun 2017
Witness an interactive, energetic and uplifting performance by refugee and local children
Art
Various times, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland
Black and White image of The Palace Avenue Dixieland Band

Free

5:30 pm, 23 Jun 2017
Get swinging with this five-piece playing 1920s classics
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
7:30 pm, 23 Jun 2017
A cinematic masterpiece comes alive accompanied by the spine-tingling score performed live

tomorrow

Free

Art
Various times, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’
Photo of the sculpture Gnome King by Kalle Mustonen

Free

Art
Various times, 5 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
See sculpture from a Finnish artist who reimagines modern culture in monumental and mythic terms
Still from Charwei Tsai: Hear Her Singing at Southbank Centre's Refugee Week

Free

Art
Various times, 19 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Encounter perspectives from women refugees in the UK
Art
Various times, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland
Aerial Views of the Southbank Centre Food Market

Free

Various times, 23 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
Southbank Centre Market is a food lover's perfect destination
Southbank Centre Archive Visitors and Objects

Free

Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
11:00 am, 24 Jun 2017
Explore refugees’ and migrants’ influence on Southbank Centre
Photo of Refugees Welcome

Free

Art
12:00 pm, 24 Jun 2017
Experience a work of art about welcoming refugees

Free

Art
12:00 pm, 24 Jun 2017
Take part in an afternoon of creative activity in celebration of Refugee Week
Printing Workshop part of Refugee Week at the Southbank Centre

Free

Art
Various times, 21 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
Explore gift giving and social meaning through printmaking with refugees
Classical music
Opera
12:00 pm, 24 Jun 2017
Discover how Alfred Hitchock used music to help create some of the most tense films ever made
Various times, 13 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Delve into the history of Southbank Centre and gain access to exclusive areas in this tour
Women Protesting

Free

Gigs
Folk & World
1:00 pm, 24 Jun 2017
Experience the power of song to bring communities together
Various times, 24 Sep 2016 - 24 Jun 2017
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Various times, 24 Sep 2016 - 24 Jun 2017
An introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra and playing techniques
Performance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Various times, 24 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
Watch a play performed by ten young refugee men
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 24 Jun 2017
Organist David Briggs plays a live, improvised soundtrack to Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Lodger

25 Jun 2017

Free

Art
Various times, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’
Photo of the sculpture Gnome King by Kalle Mustonen

Free

Art
Various times, 5 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
See sculpture from a Finnish artist who reimagines modern culture in monumental and mythic terms
Still from Charwei Tsai: Hear Her Singing at Southbank Centre's Refugee Week

Free

Art
Various times, 19 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Encounter perspectives from women refugees in the UK
Art
Various times, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland
Printing Workshop part of Refugee Week at the Southbank Centre

Free

Art
Various times, 21 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
Explore gift giving and social meaning through printmaking with refugees

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