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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Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:02
Keep the children entertained this half-term with us
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:40
All you need to know about the viral French music sensation ahead of his gig at M.I.A.'s Meltdown
Mon, 05/15/2017 - 14:53
Watch Lawrence Power, one of the world's leading violists, reveal the secrets of the viola
Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:24
How a ground-breaking gig saw Pink Floyd banned from the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:35
What are Southbank Centre's Youth Ambassadors looking forward to at Alchemy festival?
Thu, 05/11/2017 - 09:40
The Artistic Director of Southbank Centre has won the first-ever Veuve Clicquot Social Purpose Award
Mon, 05/08/2017 - 16:52
Africa Utopia returns with a line-up of exciting musicians, artists, performers and thinkers from across Africa and its diaspora
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:35
Ahead of Alchemy festival, find out more about South Asian film with Bollywood expert Rahul Verma
Religion & Beliefs
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:56
The author, advertising consultant and expert on Generation M shares her thoughts.
Spoken word & Live literature
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 16:58
Take a look at the stellar line-up of literary speakers heading to Southbank Centre

14 Oct 2017

Classical music
7:30 pm, 14 Oct 2017
Hear 20th-century music that explores spirituality as part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival

28 Oct 2017

Classical music
6:30 pm, 28 Oct 2017
Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for the MS Society

3 Nov 2017

Classical music
7:30 pm, 3 Nov 2017
Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

15 May 2018

Classical music
7:30 pm, 15 May 2018
Spira mirabilis returns to the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall

30 May 2018

Classical music
7:30 pm, 30 May 2018
Sir Simon Rattle appears in the first of two concerts as the Berlin Philharmonic's chief conductor

31 May 2018

Classical music
7:30 pm, 31 May 2018
Sir Simon Rattle appears in the second of two concerts as the Berlin Philharmonic's chief conductor

Series discounts are available for a number of our selected International Orchestra Series concerts, receiving 10% discount when booking 3 - 4 concerts or 20% discount when booking 5 or more concerts. 

To receive your series discount, tickets to all the applicable concerts must be purchased in the same transaction - just add more events to your basket to get the discounts below.

  • Save 10%: Book 3 - 4 Concerts
  • Save 20%: Book 5+ Concerts


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