London Philharmonic Orchestra
This autumn, the LPO returns after an absence of six months to its Royal Festival Hall home,
Bringing us a digital season of 13 concerts available to watch online from Wednesday 30 September.
Principal Conductor Designate Edward Gardner opens the season with Beethoven’s unforgettable Fifth Symphony: an explosive return to the concert hall.
Over the next three months, the orchestra is also joined by Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Guest Conductor Karina Canellakis, and other guests conductors include John Storgårds, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Thierry Fischer.
For each concert, the orchestra is made up of around 60 players, joined by soloists including Gerald Finley, Simone Lamsma and Alexander Gavrylyuk.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is recognised today as one of the finest orchestras on the international stage. The orchestra was founded in 1932 and has been performing at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall since it opened in 1951, becoming a Resident Orchestra in 1992.
In its In the Stream of Life season, the orchestra continues its far-reaching 2020 Vision series, taking inspiration from Beethoven in the year of his 250th birthday to give us a fresh look at familiar classics.
'Under Jurowski the LPO has become a fabulously refined instrument'